The make-up industry counts a lot of beauty influencers, and just like in fashion, they follow certain trends and styles. For a long time, it was all about warm, orangy shadows, blended out into some kind of smokey look. Lately though, things have been changing, and that’s all thanks to some extremely talented UK make-up artists. How, you ask? Let us explain.

Not for basic bitches

We don’t know what’s in the water over there in England, but damn, a lot of extremely talented UK make-up artists are based there, and they all seem to have adopted the same kind of style, which is copied by almost every self-respecting beauty influencer out there.

Artists like @mmmmitchel and @staceymariemua on Instagram have really upped the game when it comes to eye makeup especially. Their signature style? Lots of colors, combo’s of extremely sharp lines and meticulously blended shadows, brought together in halo eyes or cut creases (or a combo of both). It’s glam AF, it’s intense and it’s not for the faint of heart, but damn, is it gorgeous.

Using Instagram as their main platform, these UK artists have made their mark on the entire beauty community. Popular YouTubers NikkieTutorials & James Charles have done looks inspired by Mitchell or Stacey Marie, sharing their talent with millions of followers all over the world. Mitchell was even featured on the first season of American Beauty Star, the show that searches for the next star in the beauty community, presented by Adriana Lima.

Next level beauty asks for next level beauty techniques

The looks you see on Instagram are jaw-droppingly beautiful, but if you know anything about applying make-up, you know that these looks ask for a lot of intricate techniques. Double wings, sharp cut creases, perfectly blended vibrant colors, it all takes a lot of time and practice. If you’re just starting out with make-up, this style might be a little overambitious, but you gotta start somewhere, right? If you really want to learn the nitty gritty of it all, you can watch tutorials by the artists themselves on Instagram or YouTube, and if you really want to go the extra mile, you can even attend one of the masterclasses hosted by the most popular UK artists, or you can book a 1 on 1 session with your favourite artist. But be warned, their schedules are getting full!