If you’ve coveted Beyoncé’s, Zoe Saldana’s, or Kelly Rowland’s makeup lately, chances are Jackie Gomez‘s talented brush created that fabu look!


Jackie, whose clients have also included Jennifer Lopez, Ciara, and R&B ingenue Natasha, took a sec from her hectic schedule (she was prepping for none other than Bee when we connected) to share makeup tips and how she rose in the biz.Jackie began at 19 by assisting as many established makeup artists as she could, and credits her “drive and ambition” as motivation to start booking her own jobs. “As a Latina, I know the importance of loving one’s exotic features and use that, along with makeup, to make women feel and look amazing.”Jackie recommends that you “practice makeup all the time–the more you do it the better it becomes.” She also stresses the importance of apprenticing, keeping an eye towards striking out on your own, and being confident enough to develop your own style!
She also brought it with a few makeup pointers! Here are her Top 5 Makeup Tips:
1. Eyes should be flirtatious and gorgeous, so have fun! Lashes look best when they’re darker than eyebrows, and several coats of mascara will give you a false lash effect.

2. Keep eyebrows in their place: your eyes need a frame to appear balanced. Tip: use a stencil for a perfect brow.
3. Blush is very important! It sculpts the face and gives it life. Go for a bronzer with a peachy blush for a sexy glow.4. Foundations are meant to even out your skin, and they should be a little more yellow than pink for a flawless tone.
5. To prevent eyeliner from running, go over it with a cotton swab dipped in dark eyeshadow.
Did I mention that she’s also a favorite of the guys? John Legend, Marc Anthony, the Clipse, and Hurricane Chris are fans!
And you know I had to get the 411 on her favorite makeup things:1. Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer, $28 2. Korres “Guava” Lip Butter, $9 3. Makeup Forever High Definition Foundation, $40 4. Christian Dior Diorshow Mascara, $24 5. NARS “Crazed” Blush, $25 6. M.A.C Lashes #35, $12
Check out more on Jackie at her site, http://www.jgmakeup.com/!
Much thanks to Nikki P. ;-)

4 thoughts on “How to Break into Fashion: Celebrity Makeup Artist Jackie Gomez”

  1. I swear I screen the pages of Essence, InStyle, etc. and they rarely put the color of the lip stick/gloss. What is that nude lipstick Beyonce is wearing on the cover of InStyle and Essence, some dish please!!!! I see even Queen Latifah, Kerry Washington rockin’ the nude lip.

  2. finally! thank you!!!!!!!!!! so awesome. i swear we are all makeup artists in our own rights… glad she likes the same products as some of us regular folk!

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