How long have you been a makeup artist and how did you get your start in the industry?
I have been a makeup artist for just under a year however I had been doing makeup on others as an on the side thing for over a year before I decided to invest in it as a profession. I started a course at Bedford college and finished with a Distinction. I wanted to develop my skills and knowledge further and decided to study with the P.Louise Academy as I fell in love with their style of makeup and the techniques they use.
I decided to leave my retail job earlier in the year to focus on my career in this industry and it has opened up great opportunities for me, as I now work at The Styling Room in Bedford as a professional makeup artist. As well as working at the salon, I also work on a range of makeup counters in a beauty store, including Fenty Beauty, Too faced, Smashbox and Becca.
How would you describe your signature look and what is it about your style that sets you apart from other makeup artists?
This is such a hard question to answer as I love doing a range of looks, my favourite looks to do are bold colourful looks but I also enjoy a soft glam look. I tend to keep the skin makeup the same no matter what I am doing on the eyes, so I would have to say that my signature look is a glowy base with a gorgeous highlight and a fluffy lash, finished with a glossy nude lip. This makeup will suit anyone and any occasion, a nude lip pairs perfectly with any eye look too!
I think what sets me apart from other makeup artists is the fact that I don’t tend to use a heavy full coverage foundation, which is what a large number of artists do, I believe that makeup should be used to enhance natural features rather than cover them. A huge thing in the industry is ‘baking’ the face and setting the entire face with powder, however I stay away from this as I want to keep the clients natural radiance of the skin, by not setting the entire face the skin is left looking gorgeous and glowy but still natural.
What I love about makeup
Makeup is art. It gives you the freedom to bring your imagination to life, any look you can vision , you can create. Makeup gives so many people the chance to express themselves, and showcase their talents. The thing I love about makeup is the confidence it gives others. It gives you the chance to enhance your natural features and show your beauty to the world.
A lot of makeup trends are inspired by natural beauty, such as faux freckles and fluffy brows. I love the freedom to create whatever i want, I love how makeup is constantly changing and trends are always being made, it gives you the chance to develop new skills and gain more knowledge of the industry.
Three must have items
Highlighter, False Lashes, Lipgloss.
Jamie Danielle MUA
Primer | Benefit Porefessional
Foundation | Mac Waterweight ,
Concealer | Maybelline Fit Me ,
Cream Contour | Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Palette ,
Bronzer | Benefit Hoola ,
Highlighter | Violet Voss trio & Doll Beauty ‘Like A Diamond’ ,
Brows | Mac Spiked ,
Eyes | P.Louise base, Morphe x James Charles palette, P.Louise Secret Sinner Palette, Peaches and Cream ‘Gatsby’ ,
Lashes | Tatti Lashes , Setting Spray: Mac Fix+ , Urban Decay All Nighter
This client came to me with some colours in mind and allowed me to put my creativity to the test. Before starting the makeup I analysed the clients skin and facial features to determine the best products and techniques suited to her.After the consultation, I started with the eyes, using the P.Louise base to help make the colours more vibrant. After creating the cut crease I added a gorgeous gold pigment to the lids to contrast the bright shades in the blends.
After finishing the eyes I began prepping the skin using a hydrating primer and a pore refining primer, then I went in with the Mac Studio Waterweight foundation, to give a natural finish but a medium coverage, followed by the Maybelline Fit Me concealer. After using the cream contour kit, I used Benefit Hoola bronzer to set the cream contour in place.
Before applying highlight I like to spray the face with mac fix+ , while the skin is still wet from the spray I went in with the Violet Voss highlight trio to give the blinding highlight, to add more glow to the highlighted areas I used Doll Beauty ‘like a diamond’. After applying highlight I then applied Tatti Lashes TL4 to complete the look. To lock the makeup in place I used Urban Decay All NIghter Setting Spray.