15 Celebrity Makeup Artists To Follow On Instagram Before Your Big Day

By Divya Arora .

While we can’t stop raving about how celebrity fashion inspires the wedding industry in unimaginable ways, we can’t brag any less about how celebrity hair and makeup equally influences it. Whether it’s the bold & dramatic look or a rather subdued look that’s in vogue with a gown or if the brown smokey eyes would look good for your d-day or a pretty flushed look, most of it comes streaming down from their industry to ours.

And while all you to-be-brides religiously follow truckloads of bridal makeup artists before your wedding, we believe following some of the most amazing and admirable celeb makeup artists on Instagram along with, is essential too. Because the thing is, the entire world is brimming with inspiration and you won’t know from where that perfect look idea that you’re seeking might make its way to you.

And well, these celebrity artists also cater to bridal hair & makeup duties and you might want to book them for your big day too! So scroll down below as we’ve chalked out some of the best celebrity makeup artists to follow on Instagram and enlisted them here for you!

1. Puneet B Saini

The maestro behind Alia Bhatt’s unconventionally natural and nude makeup looks, Puneet B Saini is one of the best celebrity makeup artists to follow on Instagram. While she’s also dolled up Anushka and Shloka for their wedding, if you’re looking for a pretty dose of natural along with light smokey sometimes or a tad bit of flushed look, you cannot miss her!

2. Shaan Muttathil

For how this man dolls up her all time muse Jacqueline Fernandez in the most glamorous manner, Shaan is one makeup artist you should follow. Whether it’s creating a perfect balance of out there and subdued or going completely glam and gleaming, this man can work his magic in all the ways that you’d need. For instance, for how he dolled up Sonaakshi Raaj recently for all her wedding ceremonies distinctively, we couldn’t help adding this name to the list!

3. Sandhya Shekar

When she created bold, dramatic, and absolutely out there looks for Deepika, we sure went crazy. And when she dolls her up in the statement subtle look with soft smokey eyes, we can’t stop admiring her work even more. Deepika’s forever go-to and Anushka Sharma’s favorite too, Sandhya Shekar is one of the top makeup artists to follow on Instagram. Her work is beyond amazing and well, her feed is brimming with class work and beauties.

4. Mickey Contractor

Being one of the most famous makeup artists to follow on Instagram, Mickey Contractor simply had to be here on the list. While he never fails to glam up the celebs in the most flamboyant manner, he decks up the brideys equally voguishly. Whether its dolling up Kareena Kapoor Khan, Nita Ambani, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and other B-town beauties or getting PeeCee and other brides ready for their own wedding, he surely is everybody’s go-to.

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5. Namrata Soni

One of the most favorite amongst brides, award winning makeup artist Namrata Soni is a gem in the makeup industry. Her Instagram account is brimming with exactly the makeup inspiration a to-be-bride would ever need. Right from the minimal looks and the bold ones, to going extra on shimmer and glitter with a dramatic edge, her feed is nothing less than a holy grail of ideas sported both by real brides and Bollywood divas like Sonam Kapoor, Disha Patni etc., and models.

6. Mehak Oberoi

Right from her all time favorite muse Malaika Arora and Tara Sutaria to Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, and other Bollywood queens, Mehak Oberoi is a highly sought after MUA. Her Insta account oozes with sartorial looks that are sure to ideate you for your own ceremonies. Whether it’s a bold eye popping look or a toned down earthy one, it’s a haven for all of you!

7. Savleen Manchanda

Dolling up our favorites from B-town like Sonakshi Sinha, Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Sobhita Dhulipala and more, Savleen is undoubtedly one of the best celebrity makeup artists to follow on Instagram. And not just that but, she’s also one of the most sought after MUAs for new launch campaigns of prominent designers like Shivan & Narresh, Masaba Gupta, Arpita Mehta etc., and varied editorial shoots. Also, her play with colors for an edgy and chic look is worth swooning over!

8. Daniel Bauer

Renowned makeup and hair artist Daniel Bauer is yet another gem that you cannot miss following especially on Instagram. With an academy under his name and several brand associations, this man is worth all that hype. While he’s also been a part of reality shows like MTV Supermodel of the Year, he is also a favorite of Bollywood divas like Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma and glams up other A-listers as well.

9. Pompy Hans

With Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sara Ali Khan playing muse to this prominent hair and makeup artist, there is no way his Instagram account could have been missed. While he keeps abreast of everything new and latest, his sense of classic aesthetics as well is quite apparent in his work. And not just that but, he also caters to bridal makeup dreams that so many brides-to-be heartily desire. Other celebs he’s been dolling up includes, Ananya Pandey, Tamannaah Bhatia, and Athiya Shetty.

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10. Lekha Gupta

For how she dolls up both Kiara Advani and Madhuri Dixit at their gorgeous bests, Lekha Gupta’s experimental yet artistic sense of style is worth applauding. Her makeup inspiration is worth pinning to your mood boards both for your Indian and western wear.

11. Arti Nayar

For as glamorously as she caters to celebrities’ makeup dreams, Arti Nayar’s bridal makeup art is equally trendy and chic. Whether it’s going subtle for your d-day or opting for a dramatic winged eye liner, she’s gonna make sure that you outshine amongst all exactly like you’re meant to on your wedding. Be it glamming up Sonam Kapoor distinctively for various shoots and events or working her charm on real brides, she is one of the top makeup artists to follow on Instagram right away!

12. Heema Dattani

With a prowess to work on a face with a quick wave of her magic wand brush and skills, Heema Dattani’s work speaks for itself in an unparalleled way. Commonly seen decking up Kriti Sanon, Kriti Kharbanda, and Sonakshi Sinha, Heema’s bridal work is also at par. For that matter, she is one makeup artist that a bridesmaid must follow for some chic makeup inspiration for her bestie’s wedding.

13. Loveleen Ramchandani

With a thing for a rather muted down makeup look even with dramatic winged eyeliner, you cannot miss following this makeup and hair artist if subdued is what suits your fancies. Whether it’s making it all come together with a tad pop of highlighter or flushed cheeks, she makes sure to let you shine in your natural beauty. Follow her to figure out how to ace that minimally glam look!

14. Vardan Nayak

A hit amongst both celebs and brides, Vardan simply had to be on this list. For as bewitchingly he creates timeless looks with the classic smokey eyes or nude makeup, he plays with soft colors equally gracefully without going all OTT.

15. Sonik Sarwate

A budding biggie in the makeup industry, Sonik Sarwate is one remarkable makeup artist you just cannot miss out on. While he’s also a global senior artist at M.A.C, he’s made his mark in both celebrity and bridal industries and for reasons more than one.



Now that all you brides-to-be and even bridesmaids have this amazeballin’ list at your disposal, dive right into their profiles without any ado and start bookmarking and curating your favorite looks.

About The Author

Divya Arora

A classic blend of old school and modern glam, I'm always happily making the best of both worlds. Zentangling, reading, and journaling keeps my ingenuity high while hogging food and dozing off often comes naturally to me! Also, chai❤️️ Find me on Insta at @divya.arora14