10+ Black Makeup Artists To Follow in 2022! {For Inspiration}

Do you know? Bernadine Anderson was the first Black Hollywood makeup artist in 1968. And now, we have many. She paved a path for black makeup artists and showed the world new talents. While hunting for the best makeup artists around the globe for all skin types including black skin, we stumbled upon many black makeup artists who won our hearts with their art. So, we decided to make a list entirely dedicated to them. This list includes the best black makeup artists around the world who you should follow in 2022.

Table of Contents

  1. Top Black Makeup Artists and Beauty Influencers to Follow
    1. AJ Crimson
    2. Moshoodat
    3. Ashunta Sheriff
    4. Mali Magic
    5. Sir John
    6. Bob Scott
    7. Delina Medhin
    8. Sam Fine
    9. Camara Aunique
    10. Sheika Daley
    11. Keita Moore
    12. Tyron Machhausen
    13. Lavonne
  2. Wrapping Up

Top Black Makeup Artist and Beauty Influencers to Follow

1. AJ Crimson

The first on the black makeup artists list is secured for this legend only - AJ Crimson. He was a makeup artist leader to set a standard of beauty, which is elevated, beautiful, and accessible for all skin colors. He died on 30th March 2022. However, he remained alive in makeup artists and lovers’ hearts for his ultimate gift to the industry!

2. Moshoodat

Moshoodat is another black makeup artist who is featured in famous magazines like BuzzFeed, Cosmopolitan, Glamour Uk, Allure, Elle, and more. She is known for her variety of makeup posts on her feed and for adding glam to black skin like never before. She was born in Nigeria but moved for her career as a Black makeup artist in NYC.

3. Ashunta Sheriff

With 25 years in the makeup industry and celebrity clients like Zoe Kravitz, Alicia Keys, and Kerry Washington, she rose to fame as a black makeup artist. She is a celebrity makeup artist who had her clients featured in the movies like The Lost City, What Men Want, Hidden Figures, and Smoking’ Aces. The mother of four - Ashunta Sheriff’s Instagram account is full of positivity and makeup products from her brand.

4. Mali Magic

Mali Thomas Aka. King Mali Magic is leading a #DewyBrownGirls makeup movement. She is known for her talent for creating dewy makeup on any skin color, be it white, brown, or black. And that truly defines her Instagram handle KingMaliMagic. With her 10 years of experience in the makeup industry, she has already worked with many notable names.

5. Sir John

Known for his beautiful looks for Beyoncé, Zendaya, Joan Smalls, and others, Sir John is a black makeup artist and industry leader. Born in upstate New York, Sir John moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to study at American InterContinental University. He is known for his unusual inspiration for beauty like Polish art-deco artist Tamara de Lempicka. You can create the looks like Sir John with De’Lanci 54 Color La Catrina Palette.

6. Bob Scott

The youngest makeup artist for black skin in the industry is Bob Scott. He started his career as a makeup lover when he was only 17 and now he has worked with famous names like Mj Rodriguez, Barbie Ferreira, Rachel Brosnahan, and Karlie Kloss. Bob Scott is known for his amazing makeup skills and for changing the hairstyle for a twist in the look. You can figure that out with a look at his Instagram handle. He has an amazing hold on the eyeshadow color combination that enhances the look.

7. Delina Medhin

One of the most popular black makeup artists is Delina Medhin. She is a southern-born and Harlem-based makeup artist who has worked with some of the most powerful black women like Phoebe Robinson, Franchesca Ramsey, and Elaine Welteroth. Along with the makeup artist, she is an educator and a businesswoman too!

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8. Sam Fine

Sam Fine is a legendary black makeup artist in the industry. He is a makeup artist for notable names like Vanessa Williams, Queen Latifah, Iman, and Tyra Banks. He did his debut in the industry with an instruction DVD on makeup. His beliefs for makeup are different, unique, and loved by everyone.

9. Camara Aunique

Camara Aunique is a celebrity makeup artist, who has worked with big names like Naturi Naughton, Lisa Price, Jennifer Lewis, Yvette Nicole Brown, etc. She is among the famous black makeup artists who make made a huge contribution to the makeup industry with their unique style of representing beauty. If you are new to the makeup world and want someone to follow, she is also one of the others.

10. Sheika Daley

Sheika Daley is another makeup artist who followed her dream and is now one of the most sought-after black makeup artists in the entertainment industry. Sheika continues to make a mark in this industry with her "Make it Work" motto, hard work ethic, and humble attitude. Her celebrity client includes name you love like Nicki Minaj, Iman, Zendaya, LaLa Anthony, etc.

11. Keita Moore

Keita Moore a black makeup artist, went from behind the table on the MAC counter to the Met Gala Red Carpet. He is known for his struggle and his signature makeup glow on the Met Gala carpet. He has worked with his idol, Nicki Minaj. And glammed up many celebrities for the final photo shoot. Upon asked, he said he likes to layer it up and he’ll layer till the face is glammed up and not looking overdone!

12. Tyron Machhausen

Tyron Machhausen is originally from Germany but now lives and works in New York City as a makeup artist. Rihanna, Jessica Chastain, Whitney Peak, Gal Gadot, and Zazie Beetz are among his A-list clients. His work has been published in many magazines and is referred to as one of the most iconic black makeup artists. He has worked with brands like Jimmy Choo, Chanel, Sephora, and even Vogue.

13. Renee Garnes

Renee Garnes has been a favorite of Adriana Lima and Naomi Campbell as well as Angela Bassett. As a bi-coastal makeup artist, she splits her time in Los Angeles and New Yorkies a bi-coastal makeup artist, she splits her time Los Angeles and New York, yet continues to amaze us with her master artistry. She is one of the know black makeup artists in Los Angeles as well as New York!

Wrapping Up

This was the list of top black makeup artists that you need to follow in 2022 for inspiration. Following these celebrities, you’ll get an experience of an immense sense of makeup for all skin colors and types. All of them have notable experience and contributions to the makeup industry. Learn from the best to have an amazing career as a makeup artist. For more inspirational and makeup-related content stay tuned to us. Check our wide range of makeup products on De’Lanci.

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