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The Beauty Experts: Makeup Artists, Editors and Hairstylists You Need to Follow on Twitter
Wed, 11 July 2012 11:20AM
In the nineties and early noughties it was all about MySpace. And then it moved to Facebook, with give or take a few hundred varieties of social networks in between. Today, it’s all about Twitter and Instagram (or both), and aside from catching up on the latest news and celebrity snaps, here at PRIMPED HQ we love following the who’s-who in beauty to get the latest news, trends and looks pretty much as soon as they happen.
While we’re currently keeping an eye on 540 peeps on Twitter (to be exact), here are ten of our must-follow beauty favourites, along with the lowdown on who they are, what they do and why – if you haven’t already – you should add them to your Twitter feed. Like now.
Without further ado…
Who: Pat McGrath
What: I probably don’t need to explain who Pat McGrath is to all of you beauty enthusiasts out there, but just in case, she is the go-to makeup artist for runway and editorial. From the catwalks of Oscar De La Renta to Dior and Valentino and countless magazine covers, Pat’s done it all, along with being the Creative Design Director of Procter & Gamble Beauty, working on brands like CoverGirl, Dolce & Gabbana and Max Factor. Her twitter feed is full of runway hints and tips, as well as backstage and on-set snaps with the likes of Coco Rocha and Karlie Kloss.
Top Tweet: #BeautyFlash!! After applying false lashes with black lash glue, draw a thin line of black cream liner to conceal lash band completely! Xx
Pat McGrath backstage with model Lara Stone
Who: Eva Chen Bannister
What: She’s the Beauty and Health Director/Special Projects Editor at Teen Vogue, responsible for overseeing and editing the beauty and health features in the magazine. She’s also got a killer wardrobe and sense of style, which she also documents in detail on her Tumblr. From her latest designer purchase to countless bits and bobs of beauty advice and the hottest products set to hit shelves, following Eva is a truckload of fun.
Top Tweet: my desert island must-haves would be SPF & more SPF. And a cell phone to get myself off said Desert Island.
Who: Sam McKnight
What: Like Pat, Sam McKnight is considered one of the leading stylists backstage at fashion week, but this time for hair – his most recent work included the gorgeous snoods and loose waves at Chanel’s A/W ’12 couture fashion week show. With news about his latest shoots along with haircare and styling tips, there are always a few sneak peeks at the runway and behind-the-scenes looks via Twitter before they hit anywhere else, so you really do feel like you’re backstage.
Top Tweet: I wish people would change their hairstyles more from day2day. Easy to achieve. Cheaper than a new bag. And more effective.
Who: Emily Weiss
What: Meet the editor of Into The Gloss, Emily Weiss. Her site is dedicated to all things beauty behind-the-scenes, with in-depth profiles on the likes of Milla Jovovich to the latest It girls, while also giving you an all-access pass for a glimpse backstage at the hottest shows at fashion week. Product reviews and recommendations aplenty, follow her on Twitter for an insiders glimpse at the world of beauty, usually accompanied by a gorgeous image.
Top Tweet: Getting ready for #amfar gala with @lorealparisusa – Rooney Mara #hairspiration, obviously. #cannes2012
Emily from Into The Gloss
Who: Bobbi Brown
What: Along with being the creator of the classic Lip Colour and my favourite brow kit, well, ever, Bobbi Brown is a name and brand synonymous with all things beauty and luxury. Through her Twitter account she offers tips and tricks with an approachable and achievable tone, along with answering any makeup questions you might have on her sister account @AskBobbiBrown. In other words, it’s like having instant access to your own personal makeup artist.
Top Tweet: #BobbiTip: If your best feature is your lashes, don’t apply too much mascara to your lower lashes. It will cast a shadow under the eyes.
Who: Rae Morris
What: Along with being the Australian L’Oréal Paris Makeup Director, Rae Morris is also a four-time Makeup Artist of the Year and author, with her beauty books touching on all facets of beauty with easy-to-read and recreate tips. She’s also created a line of can’t-live-without makeup brushes, including the Radiance Brush, $85, a must-have for any foundation enthusiasts like moi. Check her out on Twitter to follow on with her travels and day-to-day makeup tales, as well as frequent beauty tricks to pick up along the way.
Top Tweet: #makeup tip, If you’re wondering if your eyeshadow is highlighting lines around your eyes, just swipe it across the back of your hand, and if this test patch looks more wrinkly, opt for a matte shade instead!
Who: Nars Cosmetics
What: Tweets direct from Nars HQ in New York City. ‘Nuff said. But seriously, beauty advice is dished out in a friendly, conversational tone, as well as your beauty myths and concerns busted with easy-to-follow advice. And if you love NYC as much as we do, the snaps of the Nars Flagship Bleecker Street store are enough to make you weak-kneed. That, and of course countless colourful Nars palettes.
Top Tweet: @NARSissist Body Glow II is also great for your hair. Warm a bit of it in your hands and work through your hair to tame flyaways.
NARSissist and the New York City skyline
Who: Gucci Westman
What: She’s the Global Artistic Director of Revlon and celebrity makeup-artist-to-the-stars, having made up the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Natalie Portman and Drew Barrymore, and Cameron Diaz, who is also Godmother to her son. She regularly updates her Twitter feed with snaps about town and on-set or backstage, as well as sharing the products she uses to get celebrities looking red-carpet ready.
Top Tweet: Just did Cameron Diaz make up for the Met Ball, I used my new #Sun Baked lipgloss and @revlon creme blush in #flushed from #escapism gorge.
Who: Jocelyn Petroni
What: Jocelyn Petroni of The Facial Room in Woollahra is not only considered one of Sydney’s top facialists, she’s also Miranda Kerr’s go-to manicurist and the ambassador for Mecca Cosmetica nail polish. Along with her pretty-as-a-picture nail shots she tweets, you would follow her alone for her regular skincare tips and suggestions.
Top Tweet: Cold weather decreases blood & lymph flow to the skin, becoming congested & dehydrated. Winter is the most important season to have a facial.
Who: Allure Magazine
What: Allure Magazine is like one of my beauty bibles, so I regularly keep up-to-date with the latest beauty news and trends from the magazine and site. From the lowdown from the international fashion weeks and products we’re lusting after that haven’t yet hit Australian shores, you should definitely add them to feed.
Top Tweet: Skin looking oily? Try eating carrots, cantaloupe & spinach – they’re high in vitamin A & slow oil production! #SkinTips
What about you Primpettes? Are you on Twitter?
Do you follow any of these people and brands?
Any other beauty tweeters to share that we should all follow?
Posted by: Hayley Bennett