Instagram has become a hub for beauty enthusiasts and professionals alike, providing a platform for sharing tips, techniques, and inspiring looks. By following these makeup artists, you can learn how to achieve flawless looks and stay up-to-date with the ever-evolving world of makeup.
The artistic director of Maybelline New York, Nigeria, is in a league of her own. In her over twenty years as a professional makeup artist, she has worked with A-listers like Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Agbani Darego, Asa, Toolz, Ty Bello, and many more. Aside from her work on celebrities, TV commercials, and magazine shoots, she is also famous for her clean and flawless naturalist bridal glams.
JIDE OF ST. OLA
Olajide David Okerayi, popularly known as Jide of St. Ola, is unarguably the most popular male makeup artist in Nigeria. He is the CEO of St. Ola Makeup Studio. With an Instagram following of over 200k, Jide of St. Ola has been a key player in the industry for over ten years and remains relevant. His page shows evidence of someone who has evolved and shown mastery in catching up with all the latest makeup trends. He has worked with top government officials, models, celebrities, TV, magazines, etc.
Adetola Anita Adetoye, popularly known as Anita Brows, is Anita Brows Beauty’s founder and creative director. Anita Brows does everything from bridal glam to commercials, red carpet glam, photo shoots, etc. She has over 200k followers on Instagram and is famous for her flawless brows and attention to detail.
Founded by Layefa Ebitonmo, Layefa Beauty is a professional bridal makeup service based in Lagos. Although she also does casual glam, her main forte is bridal glam. So, if you’re looking to get that special bridal treatment and glam for your big day, this is your best bet. She also has over 200k followers on Instagram and is known for creating timeless looks for brides.
Owned by Olateju Adekunle Aderonke, one of our favourite things about this brand is the priority they give to skin work before applying makeup. Beauty by Tejj pays special attention to skin type and uses skin care products to ensure your skin is well hydrated and prepped to receive makeup products, making your makeover pop even more. While she might have the smallest following on this list, with just over 17k followers, it is safe to say her work speaks for itself.
What is a list of makeup artists without Bibyonce in it? Bebe Omagbemi, founder of Bibyonce, is ahead in this game with a following of well over 700,000 on Instagram. She is a popular professional celebrity makeup artist with a client base that includes the likes of Erica Nlewedim, Maria Benjamin, Nancy Isime, Sharon Ooja, Bimbo Ademoye, Damilola Adegbite, Mercy Eke, and many more.
Founder of Joyce Jacob Beauty, this international celebrity makeup artist has worked with Tiwa Savage, Angelique Kidjo, Folorunsho Alakija, Bonang Matheba, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, and many more. She also worked as Head of Hair and Makeup in the second season of Netflix’s Young, Famous, and African.