List of Famous Makeup Artists

List of famous makeup artists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top makeup artists in the world? This includes the most prominent makeup artists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable makeup artists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic makeup artists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned makeup artists.

Jay Manuel and Kevyn Aucoin are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

From reputable, prominent, and well known makeup artists to the lesser known makeup artists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the makeup artist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous makeup artists ever?" and "What are the names of famous makeup artists?" then you're in the right place. 
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  • Rick Baker

  • Dec. at 92 (1922-2014)
    • Birthplace: Larchmont, New York
  • Dec. at 78 (1922-2001)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
    • Dec. at 95 (1912-2007)
      • Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, USA
      • Birthplace: California, United States of America
      • Birthplace: Billings, Montana, United States of America
      • Birthplace: Bayamón, Puerto Rico
    • Age: 50
      • Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
      • Birthplace: Ashford, County Wicklow, Ireland
      • Birthplace: Kildare, Republic of Ireland
    • Dec. at 43 (1938-1981)
      • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Dec. at 40 (1962-2002)
      • Birthplace: USA, Shreveport, Louisiana
    • Dec. at 40 (1970-2010)
      • Birthplace: Hillingdon, United Kingdom
    • Dec. at 62 (1946-2008)
      • Birthplace: USA, Virginia, Richmond
      • Birthplace: Salisbury, Maryland, United States of America
    • Age: 54
      • Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan
      • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
    • Age: 40
          • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania
          • Birthplace: Boring, Oregon, United States of America
          • Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America