Top 10 Best British Makeup Artists on Instagram & YouTube

If you're not following these British hair and makeup Artists on Instagram or YoutTube, you're missing out on some serious gorgeousness. Click through, follow, and get ready to double tap.

10 Best British Makeup Artists on Instagram & YouTube

1. Pat McGrath

Pat McGrath: 10 Best British Makeup Artists on Instagram & YouTube

Born: Born: 1970, Northampton, England
Occupation: Make-up artist

Pat McGrath MBE is a British make-up artist. She has been called the most influential make-up artist in the world by Vogue magazine and other commentators. In 2019 she was included in Time's 100 most influential people list.

According to Vogue, McGrath is known for her unique, adventurous, and innovative make-up techniques which include using her hands as opposed to brushes. She has a talent for using bold hues and material experimentation ranging from feathers to ornaments. McGrath is limitless, a mindset that enables her boundless creativity and diverse range of looks. Her art lies within the reinvention of makeup and experimentation. She has created trends ranging from thick eyebrows to coloured lashes, making a statement out of every face. Her innovative and intuitive outlook to life help create the vibrant and legendary looks we see throughout numerous catwalks and fashion shows.

2. Lisa Eldridge

Lisa Eldridge

Born: 26 October 1974
Nominations: Shorty Award for Best YouTube Guru
YouTube ChannelLisa Eldridge

Lisa Eldridge is an English-New Zealand make-up artist, businesswoman, author, and YouTuber. Raised in New Zealand and Liverpool, England. She had her first big break when she was booked by Elle magazine to work with model Cindy Crawford. From 2003 to 2013, Eldridge was Creative Director for Boots No7, where she was responsible for developing, re-designing and re-launching the brand. Eldridge is currently global creative director of Lancôme, working across product development, advertising campaigns and digital strategy. In October 2015, Eldridge published the book Face Paint: The Story of Makeup. Eldridge currently lives in London with her husband Robin Derrick and their two sons.

3. Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury

Born: 10 February 1973
Notable work: Founder of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

Charlotte Tilbury MBE is a British make-up artist, founder, chairman, president and chief creative officer of her eponymous makeup and skincare brand, Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Ltd, and is a British Vogue Contributing Beauty Editor and Global Ambassador for Women for Women International.

Tilbury's work can be seen in fashion magazines including Vogue, LOVE magazine, Vanity Fair, V magazine for cover shoots and editorial campaigns. Tilbury has worked with photographers including Mario Testino and Mert and Marcus as well as celebrities such as Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian West, Gisele Bündchen and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney. Tilbury also works Fashion Week in New York, Milan, Paris and London, acting as show makeup director for brands such as Prada, Miu Miu, McQueen, Cavalli, Lanvin and Chloe. In the past, Tilbury has collaborated with designers such as Tom Ford and Burberry on beauty campaigns as well as acting as creative director for Tom Ford and Helena Rubinstein amongst others.

4. Kaniz Ali

Kaniz Ali

Born: July 1985
Nationality: Bangladeshii
Citizenship: British
Occupation: Makeup artist, columnist
Years active: 2007–present

Ali planned on becoming a lawyer but discarded this to follow a career in cosmetics, after being approached by a small publication who noticed her work. At the same time she was also approached by Fenchurch Clothing to work with them on their new collection shoot. Ali's work has featured in numerous magazines including Asiana, Asiana Wedding, Asian Woman, Asian Bride, Fanfair, Asian Wedding Directory, Remedy, Shout, Eastern Eye, The Muslim Paper and London Bangla.

5. Wayne Goss

Wayne Goss

Born: 4 March 1978
Occupation: Makeup artist, YouTube personality, entrepreneur
Years active: 2009–present
YouTube channelWayne Goss

Wayne Alan Goss is an English makeup artist, YouTube personality and entrepreneur. Best known for his "Wayne Goss" channel on YouTube, he is the creator and owner of the eponymous makeup brush line launched in September 2013. As of December 2019, Goss' main YouTube channel had over 3.75 million subscribers and has had 493 million views.

6. Ruby Hammer

Ruby Hammer

Born: 10 December 1961
Occupation: Fashion and beauty makeup artist, entrepreneur, columnist
Years active: 1990–present

Ruby Hammer, MBE has built a reputation as one of the best-known and most respected makeup artists in the business. Hammer has worked with the world's most celebrated photographers, hairdressers, art directors, stylists and models globally.

7. Tanya Burr

Tanya Burr

Born: 9 June 1989
Occupation: YouTuber, actress
Years active: 2009–present
YouTube ChannelTanya Burr

While working at Jarrold's in 2009, Burr copied the advice of makeup artist and sister-in-law Samantha Chapman and created a YouTube channel. Burr left her job two years later to focus on her YouTube channel. Her earliest videos showed viewers how to recreate celebrity makeup looks. She later began making videos about fashion, style, and baking. Over the years, Burr has collaborated on videos with other YouTubers, including Zoe Sugg, Louise Pentland, Alfie Deyes, Tyler Oakley, and Joe Sugg. In December 2015, she appeared on the cover of Glamour UK, and the cover of Stylist in November 2016.

8. Isamaya Ffrench

Isamaya Ffrench

Born: 1990,  Cambridge, United Kingdom
Nationality: British

Isamaya Ffrench is a British make-up artist and creator of wearable art. She has worked on fashion editorials for several major publications, including Vogue, Dazed, W magazine and Love. Her subjects have included musicians Björk and Rihanna, and models Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
Her principal focus is on facial art and decoration that challenges beauty norms.

9. Samantha Chapman

Samantha Chapman

Born: 23 August 1977
Awards: Glamour Award for YouTuber

Chapman has been a make-up artist for more than a decade. She was part of the UK M·A·C Pro team, often travelling for shows such as the Milan and Paris fashion weeks. She has worked with photographers including Tony McGee and Lord Snowdon. Her work has appeared in Harpers, Tatler, Brides, Elle, Cosmo, Company, The Sunday Times and Sunday Telegraph. Chapman has also worked with celebrities such as Paul McCartney, Peaches Geldof, Ashley Tisdale, Charlotte Church, Myleene Klass, Liberty Ross, Val Kilmer, Zac Efron, Neve Campbell and Lily Cole.

10. Jo Baker

Jo Baker

Born: 21 March 1980, Barnet, United Kingdom

Jo Baker is a Los Angeles based, English born celebrity make-up artist and Beauty Editor for Treats! Magazine.

Baker's celebrity clients include: Lucy Boynton, Julianne Hough, Mariah Carey, Dove Cameron, Jennifer Lawrence, Lili Reinhart, Florence Pugh, Yara Shahidi, Naya Rivera, Natalie Portman, Emmy Rossum, Jessica Chastain, Sharon Stone, Milla Jovovich, George Clooney, Robin Thicke, Cindy Crawford, Shailene Woodley, Steven Tyler, Queen Latifah, Robin Wright, January Jones, Miley Cyrus, Annie Lennox, Margaret Pugh, Mackenzie Davis, Lilliya Scarlett, Eiza González, Paris Jackson, and many others.


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