With new makeup brands seemingly popping up on beauty aisles and websites every day, we'd completely understand if you feel overwhelmed with options. But if you don't want to go with the trial-and-error of shopping for new beauty products, why not turn to expert-approved makeup brands?
What are celebrity makeup artist brands?
Celebrity makeup artist brands are founded and developed by celebrity makeup artists. These are professionals who have worked with Hollywood's A-listers for various red carpets, photoshoots, media appearances, and even their weddings. Since they work with makeup and different skin types and tones every single day, they have a wealth of makeup knowledge that they've injected into their self-developed makeup products. It's also highly likely that they've tested these products on their celebrity clientele.
Want to level up your makeup game? Read on to discover the celebrity makeup artist brands available in Singapore.
1. Anastasia Beverly Hills
The eyebrows frame your face and nobody knows this better than Hollywood's brow expert Anastasia Soare. The founder of Anastasia Beverly Hills has been in the business of grooming brows since 1997 when she patented the Golden Ratio® eyebrow shaping method which uses your unique bone structure to shape brows and achieve harmony in your appearance.
The bestseller: The Brow Definer, which has a triangular tip that allows you to quickly and precisely fill in your brows. It's priced at SGD39 at Sephora.
2. Makeup by Mario
Mario Dedivanovic, a.k.a the hands that give us Kim Kardashian's signature snatched makeup look, also has his namesake brand. Mario has over 20 years of makeup artistry experience under his belt, which started with him as a fragrance expert at Sephora. Now, he serves as the CEO and Chief Creative Officer for his makeup brand where he crafts purposeful products and smart formulas that are incredibly easy to use.
The bestseller: The SoftSculpt® Shaping Stick instantly sculpts and adds warmth to your face. It's priced at SGD51 on the brand's website, where it ships worldwide.
3. Patrick Ta Beauty
Celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta created his makeup brand to empower women and make them feel beautiful and confident every single day. He has worked with Gigi Hadid, Shay Mitchell, Adriana Lima, Megan Fox, and Camila Cabello who are all known for their bronzed and sculpted appearances. All of the products, as of writing, are cruelty- and paraben-free.
The bestseller: The Major Headlines - Double-Take Creme & Powder Blush Duo, which contains two complementary blush shades in cream and pressed powder formulations that pack a lot of flattering pigment. It's priced at SGD58 at Sephora.
4. Charlotte Tilbury
British makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury is also lovingly called the makeup artist to the stars. She's worked with the likes of Victoria Beckham, Bella Hadid, and Bridgerton's Phoebe Dynevor. Through her namesake makeup brand, she aims to share the power of makeup and show everyone how easy it is to look and feel like the most beautiful versions of themselves every single day.
The bestseller: Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk, the perfect nude pink matte lipstick that gives your lips a fuller appearance. It's priced at SGD51 at Sephora.
ICYDK, beautyblender started when its founder, Hollywood makeup artist Rea Ann Silva, started cutting makeup sponges into smaller pieces to make her job easier. The beautyblender is now considered to be one of the best makeup tools available on the market with its unique design that delivers perfectly blended complexions.
The bestseller: You can't go wrong with the OG non-latex sponge, though the Charcoal and Nude versions are good too! It's priced at SGD32 at Sephora.
6. Westman Atelier
Founded by Gucci Westman, one of the world's top makeup artists and former Lancôme International Artistic Director, Westman Atelier creates products that help you achieve a dewy, glowing complexion. Gucci is known for her second-skin approach to makeup application, so her cosmetics deliver the same effect. Fun fact: Gucci was the first makeup artist to give Taylor Swift a red lip look and the rest, as they say, is history.
The bestseller: The Baby Cheeks Blush Stick is formulated with Ayurvedic oils and Vitis Vita Grape extract to soothe your skin and balance moisture, while simultaneously giving your skin a subtle flush of colour. It's priced at SGD62 at Selfridges and Net-A-Porter.
7. Pat McGrath Labs
If you want colour, colour, and more pigmented colour, you can always trust Dame Commander Patricia Ann McGrath DBE a.k.a Pat McGrath to deliver. The British makeup artist was on Time's 100 most influential people list in 2019, thanks to her work for various cosmetic brands, runway shows, and editorial spreads.
The bestseller: Any of the Mothership palettes are a good investment if you don't have a go-to eyeshadow palette. Prices for a Pat McGrath Labs Mothership palette start at SGD202 at Sephora.
8. Isamaya Beauty
Isamaya Ffrench, who has worked with the likes of Rihanna and Madonna as well as Kendall and Kylie Jenner, just released her makeup brand named Isamaya Beauty. The British makeup artist, who is known for her gender-fluid approach to beauty, most recently developed products for Byredo Beauty and Burberry Beauty as the brands' creative director. She's currently the Beauty Curator for Off White.
The bestseller: Industrial Colour Pigment eyeshadow palette is a treasure trove of pressed pigments that are perfect for creating creative makeup looks. The formulas are vegan, cruelty-free, and made in Italy. It's priced at SGD133 at Selfridges.
9. Huda Beauty
Before Huda Kattan became a well-known beauty blogger and Youtuber, she was already working as a professional makeup artist. Her former clients include actress Eva Longoria and socialite Nicole Richie. Currently, the beauty entrepreneur has expanded her makeup and lashes brand to include skincare and fragrances.
The bestseller: The Fauxfilter Luminous Matte Liquid Concealer, a crease-proof, medium-to-full buildable coverage creamy concealer that brightens, conceals, and conditions your undereye. It's priced at SGD47 per 9ML at Sephora.
10. Lisa Eldridge
Lisa Eldridge's beauty resume is top-notch; it includes being the former Global Creative Director of Lancôme and creating editorial looks for Calvin Klein, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Dior, Givenchy, and more. Her celebrity clientele includes Dua Lipa, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley and Nicole Kidman.
The bestseller: If you want a highly pigmented lipstick, Lisa Eldridge’s True Velvet Lip Colour. It has a unique finish, which is a true plush velvet — very similar to the fabric’s texture — that’s comfortable on the lips and can only be described as a matte with a slight sheen. It's priced at GBP27/~SGD44.20 on the brand's website.
(Cover photos from: patmcgrathlabs.com and @lisaeldridgemakeup)
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