When it comes to setting beauty trends, our B-Town celebrities know how to do it the best! Whether it was Alia Bhatt’s ethereal wedding makeup or Kareena Kapoor’s signature smokey eyes, we’ve always gone gaga each and every time our favourite celebrity adorns a new makeup look. But let’s be real, the stars behind the show are the celebrity makeup artists responsible for weaving magic on these stunning actresses.

Celebrity makeup artists tirelessly strive every day to make our stars look and feel their best. I mean, no one wakes up that glamorous, amirite? And on our lucky days, these makeup artists chose to share with the world all of the techniques and products they utilised to create that particular makeup look. Here are a few celebrity MUAs you need to be following on Instagram for the best beauty tips and breakdowns.

Puneet B Saini


Alia Bhatt’s makeup has been in the limelight lately, and the credit for that goes to Puneet B Saini. She does a wonderful job of embracing less is more with minimalistic makeup that enhances Alia’s features. However, we do see pops of colours from time to time that let us know she isn’t afraid to experiment. 

Sandhya Shekar


If you’ve been enjoying Deepika Padukone’s makeup for the past few years, you have Sandhya Shekar to thank! Not at all straying away from the playful nature of makeup, she’s often seen giving the latest beauty trends her own rendition. We absolutely love how she shares bits of information with the audience about elevating your makeup by trying your hand at different techniques.

Elton J Fernandez


Huge fan of Aditi Rao Hydari‘s super fresh and radiant base? Elton J Fernandez is the one who’s perfected it. From classic minimalist beauty to editorial drama, he really does it all! Those makeup looks at The Cannes Film Festival this year had us mesmerised throughout. What we love about Elton is how he doesn’t use makeup as a transformational tool, but rather as a tool to enhance your existing features.

Arti Nayar


Often seen dolling up Bhumi Pednekar and Sara Ali Khan, Arti Nayar’s Instagram feed is a treat to the eyes! You get to see the best of both worlds here, or rather should we say, the best of all worlds. Bridal beauty, editorial beauty and every latest beauty trend—Arti makes sure to show you the inside out of all things beauty. And the best part is, we often see her trying out these makeup trends from time to time!

Pompy Hans


Who hasn’t been a fan of our beloved Kareena Kapoor Khan’s iconic makeup looks over the years? Being an ardent Bebo lover, I know I have. Pompy Hans is the man behind the magic. Whether it’s her legendary smokey eye or some simple glam, he can do it all! He’s also seen glamming up the Alia Bhatt, Malaika Arora and Tamannah Bhatia from time to time.

Namrata Soni


For years, we associated Namrata Soni with Sonam Kapoor’s unmatched glowing and radiant makeup looks. #NamGlow has been something that’s inspired us to get that glow on. Wondering what that is? It’s Namrata’s signature makeup look that exudes natural radiance like nothing else. Don’t believe us? Scroll down her Instagram feed and see for yourself. Namrata’s a proud beauty entrepreneur now too, with Simply Nam Beauty. A personal favourite!

Lekha Gupta


Kiara Advani has been dominating our timelines with her stunning makeup looks that range from soft, brown eyes to gently sculpted cheekbones, Lekha Gupta is the one creating all of that glamour. Her makeup looks on Madhuri Dixit-Nene are no less than captivating too. Ouf those perfectly-lined red lips have our heart. Lekha’s definitely an artist who doesn’t shy away from bold looks, and we’re here for it.

Daniel Bauer


Personally, Daniel Bauer was one of the very first celebrity makeup artists that had me hooked on all of the enchanting beauty looks he created. Not just Katrina Kaif, but he’s been glamming up Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma and our very own desi girl Priyanka Chopra Jonas too. His makeup looks cover almost every spectrum in the beauty verse— from sultry glam to monochrome magic, he does it all.

Cassandra Kehren


Fell in love with Shibani Dandekar-Akhtar’s makeup on her big day? Well, I did too and Cassandra Kehran should take a bow for it. Soft, skin-like makeup that made the bride radiate with happiness, was gorgeous. Cassandra creates a variety of makeup looks, even some edgy editorial ones. What we love is how she goes all out with colours and patterns, not steering away from risque choices.

Mehak Oberoi


If there’s a celebrity makeup artist who knocks it out of the park with millennial and Gen-Z makeup, it’s certainly Mehak Oberoi. Shanaya Kapoor and Alaya F are often seen in her chair and the result is glossy makeup or Euphoria-theme, bedazzled makeup. What we love about Mehak is how she enjoys experimenting with colour on herself, those funky makeup looks are EVERYTHING!

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