5 LGBTQI Beauty Creators to Follow as Australia Celebrates Mardi Gras

We love discovering new beauty creators on social and with Australian Mardi Gras weekend just around the corner, there’s no better time to add new names to your daily social scroll. Here, we’ve rounded up 5 talented LGBTQI beauty creators whose tips, tricks and product recommendations will provide your beauty game with an innovation-injection.

Ryan Bailey Potter, He/Him

Instagram and TikTok @ryanbaileypotter

While we love 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.” But he is kind enough to share his product picks and beauty tips and tricks. He’s a high-end product junkie, so his recommendations aren’t going to boost your bank balance — but if they give us a fraction of his glowing complexion, who are we to complain?

Mei Pang, She/Her

Instagram and 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 3million 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 products she uses. 

MYLA, They/She

Instagram: @pradaolic TikTok: @softust

Myla documents their “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 and curly hair tips. She frequently posts about body positivity, self-love. Consider her page a serotonin injection for your feed.

Iain Jeffery, They/Them

Instagram: @ianjeffery

Melbourne-based influencer Iain Jeffery is currently completing their PHD in Criminology — but they also know their way around a Pat McGrath palette. For a feed that feels like a glossy magazine, with detailed skincare reviews and stunning, grunge-glam beauty looks go no further.

AJ Clementine, She/Her

Instagram and TikTok: @ajclementine

AJ’s Instagram and TikTok’s are full of fun and theatrical beauty looks. While serving up serious style, she also speaks to her personal experience of transphobia, racism, dating a white cis man as a trans, Filipino woman and gender confirmation surgery. Somehow, she gets this done while being absolutely hilarious.