9 LGBTQIA+ Beauty Influencers Who Will Transform Your Feed (and Your Face) in 2023

LGBTQI+ Influencers to follow in 2023
Instagram @meicrosoft @teomarcella @seantetc @pradaolic

We love discovering new beauty creators on social and with World Pride 2023 – hosted in Sydney – just around the corner, there’s no better time to add new names to your daily scroll. So, here are nine LGBTQIA+ beauty creators shaking up the way we think and talk about beauty, and making our algorithms smarter, skincare routines sexier, and makeup looks more on point in 2023.

Sean Brady

Instagram: @seanetc

Sean Brady is one of the most exciting editorial MUAs in Australia and his feed is one to keep an eye on if you’re looking for emerging trends. Sean is a self-taught makeup artist who draws on everything from AI to anime, frequently using himself as a canvas for transformative looks. Last year, Sean was recognised at Australian Fashion Week as an industry change-maker. A must-follow if you want unexpected, exciting beauty that is more than just party looks.

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AJ Clementine

Instagram: @ajclementine TikTok: @ajclementine

Scattered amongst theatrical and approachable beauty looks and skits, AJ Clementine shares thought-provoking content alongside sugary-sweet beauty looks. From her personal experiences of transphobia and racism, to the backlash she experiences dating a white cis man as a trans woman, growing up Filipino, and her journey with gender confirmation surgery, AJ speaks to big issues while being genuinely hilarious with an enviable beauty game.

Iain Jeffery

Instagram: @ianjeffery

Melbourne-based influencer Iain Jeffery’s feed has the high-end look and feel of a glossy magazine. A trained makeup artist with exceptional taste, you’ll find smart breakdowns of luxury skincare formulations, stunning photography, and funny, chic beauty tutorials from an Olsen twin-inspired complexion routine to a five-minute smoky eye; Iain’s content will make your beauty life easier and chic-er.

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Teodora Marcella

Instagram: @teomarcella TikTok: @teomarcella

@teomarcella ask questions if u wanna! #wlw #lgbtq #shethey ♬ pronoun check – ʚ fox ɞ

Whether you need to steel yourself for being the hottest person at the airport (again) need longwear product recommendations, pronoun explainers, fitness tips, natural hair hacks, and insights into the lives of the professionally hot you can trust model Teodora Marcella to deliver with one of the most comprehensive beauty and wellness accounts on the platform. Do yourself a favour.


Instagram: @pradaolic TikTok: @softust

Myla documents their “fat queer ethereal existence” on their feed – along with seriously badass beauty looks. Expect head-to-toe beauty inspiration here from playful, painterly eyes, killer acrylics, practical curly hair tips, and frequent posts about self-love. Consider this grid a serotonin injection.

Ryan Bailey Potter

Instagram @ryanbaileypotter TikTok @ryanbaileypotter

@ryanbaileypotter what do you guys think?? #makeupreview #beauty #mascara ♬ Pretending – Charlie

While we love an extravagant beauty moment on social — sometimes you just want to look really, really cute. Enter Ryan Bailey Potter. With a flawless complexion and brows straight out of a Glossier campaign, Ryan “is not here to boost your ego,” or your bank balance. While his skincare wardrobe skews high-end, his enviable glow and exceedingly aesthetic online will make a case for the boujiee-est beauty buys. If they give us a fraction of his glow, we’re in.

Mei Pang

Instagram: @meicrosoft TikTok: @meicrosoft

Get ready to spend hours scrolling Mei Pang’s mesmerising feed. While her looks might not be easy to recreate, there’s a reason she has over 3 million followers across Instagram and TikTok. Mei’s artistry demonstrates the spellbinding power of makeup. You’ll find new ways to use colour on her feed — and she always lists the products she uses. 

Alphazeus Sadsad 

Instagram: @alphiesadsad

Want to ramp up your winged liner but lack the know-how? Unsure how to balance a glittering emerald green eye with the rest of your makeup or need some bridal inspo, stat? Alphazeus Sadsad is one of the most versatile MUAs working in Australia and his feed is full of tutorials, backstage looks, and Pinterest-board-ready bridal beauty looks. Turn here for inspiration and education.

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