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List of famous male makeup artists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male makeup artists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being makeup artists. There are thousand of males working as makeup artists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic makeup artists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a makeup artist then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male makeup artists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male makeup artists?" and "Who are the best male makeup artists?"
Jeffree Star is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Makeup Artists
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Jeffree Star (born Jeffrey Lynn Steininger; November 15, 1985) is an American singer-songwriter, make-up artist, fashion designer and model from Orange County, California. He started his music career on MySpace with over 25 million plays on his self-released music. After releasing two extended plays, Star released his debut album, Beauty Killer (2009), under Popsicle Records. Star is also known for his fashion line, Beauty Forever, and his transgressive, gender-bending appearance and persona. ...more

Age: 31

Birthplace: California, United States of America

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Jay Manuel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Makeup Artists
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Jay Manuel is a Canadian American make-up artist. He is most recognizable as the director of photo shoots on the popular reality television show America's Next Top Model. Manuel is also the host and lead judge of the second and third cycle of Canada's Next Top Model, a spin-off to the original. ...more

Age: 45

Birthplace: Springfield, USA, Illinois

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Kevyn Aucoin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Makeup Artists
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Kevyn James Aucoin was an American make-up artist, photographer and author. ...more

Age: Died at 40 (1962-2002)

Birthplace: USA, Shreveport, Louisiana

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Stan Winston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Makeup Artists
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Stanley "Stan" Winston was an American television and film special make-up effects creator. He was best known for his work in The Thing, the Terminator series, the first three Jurassic Park films, Aliens, the first two Predator films, Iron Man, Edward Scissorhands, and Avatar. He won four Academy Awards for his work. Winston, a frequent collaborator with director James Cameron, owned several effects studios, including Stan Winston Digital. The established areas of expertise for Winston were in makeup, puppets and practical effects, but he had recently expanded his studio to encompass digital effects as well. ...more

Age: Died at 62 (1946-2008)

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

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