Guru Spotlight: MakeupGameOnPoint (Jackie)
03 September 2014
With charm, natural beauty and flawless makeup it’s tough not to get addicted to watching Jackie's videos (Lilpumpkinpie05/MakeupGameOnPoint). As a professional makeup artist she brings it with vibrant looks that match the wit of her vlog every time.
Jackie pushes back against the guidelines that society sets for women of color and makeup. She pays respect to those women who have opened the doors for her, while at the same time opening them a little further in the world of beauty, makeup and youtube through her vlog. We love how Jackie’s vibe is relaxed and funny, and yet she still has that professional edge and perspective on beauty and makeup.
What is the best beauty advice that you have gotten?
To just be myself! Take from what others do as inspiration but don't be a carbon copy of everyone else and their style.
What’s the worst beauty advice that you’ve gotten?
To not wear certain trends or colors because I have dark skin. Often that advice comes from someone who just doesn't know how to pull it off.
Which celebrity inspires you the most, and why?
I would say Ciara and Jennifer Lopez! (Can't choose just one) Both of them embody classic beauty and are consistently knocking it out on the red carpet!
If your vlog had a mission statement, what would it be?
It actually does have one! "Going against everything women of color are told not to do with makeup!"
What are your favorite vlogs to watch?
I love watching LifeHaque! They are a married couple and are hilarious.
What beauty products can you not live without?
I can't live without having anything on my lips at all times. My EOS lip balms have become my staple lip product for the past year.
How long have you been into make-up?
My entire life! Even though I didn't actually wear it out in public until I was about 17.
If you could only make up one part of your face per day, what would it be (i.e. eyes, lips, lashes)?
I'm an all or nothing gal so if I can't have full on glam I'd just leave my face alone.
What was your first make-up experience that you remember?
In terms of someone doing makeup on me? It was awful. The foundation didn't match my skin and all I can remember seeing was orange, orange everywhere. There is still a serious disregard and lack of education on makeup for women of color in this industry.
What is your most memorable beauty faux-pas?
Probably grabbing some eyelash glue thinking it was concealer and globbing it all over my face! It was awful!
What do you use to edit your videos?
I use Sony Vegas Movie Studio to edit my videos.
What are the best aspects of running your own vlog? What are the hardest?
I love having control of absolutely everything. I am a control freak so being able to make all the executive decisions is great. It's a ton of work though!
Are there any trends that you are inspired by this season?
Color! And bronzers!
If you had $1000 to spend on make-up, what would you buy?
Probably revamp my foundations and skincare stuff!
If you only had $50 to spend on make-up, what essentials would you buy?
Not very much, $50 won't get you very far in the cosmetics isle anymore! Maybe a YSL mascara.
You said that you have also been guilty of using makeup to cover flaws that aren’t even flaws. What have people told you that is beautiful about yourself that you might not have been as confident about?
I think sometimes we have the tendency to think our skin is much worse than it actually is. I have pretty good skin but there were times where I used to conceal blemishes that most people probably really wouldn't even notice.
How do you encourage the women that you work with to embrace their natural beauty?
By executing it on them as an artist. How can I help someone feel more confident and beautiful in a certain area if I'm too busy covering it? I try to start with a compliment first IE "you have gorgeous green eyes, these plum shadows would look amazing on you" and so on and so forth.
What person or celebrity has inspired you most in life? Why?
In terms of style and beauty I will have to circle back to Jennifer Lopez just because of her drive and ambition. I also commend women in the industry for standing up for who they are regardless of what the industry's standard of beauty is. Artists like Josephine Baker and Dorothy Dandridge opened doors for women of color in their day.
What are some of your favorite memories from the past year?
Growing in my faith not only as a person but as an artist and inspiring others to do the same.
What are your favorite things to do off-camera?
Next to makeup, my first love is travel. The further the place the better. Just like to get on a plane and go!
Have you ever lived in Nigeria? The Nigerian beauty and entertainment market has exploded over the past couple years, would you consider working there?
I've never lived there, only visited. But I am not at all opposed to living there for half of the year and the other half here in Los Angeles. The beauty industry there is huge but in order to be successful you pretty much have to live there. It's definitely something I have considered!
Lucia Chloe - Beauty Editor - IWantThatLook.com
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