Professional makeup artist Jackie Aina had an eye for all things color and creativity ever since the age of ten years old. Everything is unique about her, all the way down to her full name. Born Jacquelyn Lonje Olayiwola Oyeshola Bolayemi Aina to very strict Nigerian-American parents she was taught at a very young that when you grow up you become a doctor, or a lawyer, and nothing less; becoming an artist was never an option.
But something deep down Jackie always wanted more. She quotes “when I was in the 4th grade I walked around the playground telling people I wanted to be a cosmetologist; I didn’t even know what that was, I just knew that’s what I wanted to be when I grew up!” Up to age 18, Jackie considered a degree in fashion. It was well into adulthood that she discovered – not only a fascination with makeup, but she was also good at it.
“My main frustration with going to a makeup counter or getting my makeup done was I would walk into a store, and people would run around frantically as if they’d never done makeup for a dark-skinned girl. I got tired of being told what I was limited to as a woman of color: black women can’t wear silver eyeshadow, black women can’t wear nude lips, the list goes on. I got tired being told what I could and couldn’t do, so I started learning ways of doing things myself!”
Practicing on herself led to practicing on other family members and friends which eventually led her to getting a job as a makeup artist for Makeup Art Cosmetics in 2009. Jackie credits her experience with MAC as a great way to gain inspiration from other artists and to learn things you aren’t exposed to in makeup school.
That same year a close friend convinced Jackie to make her debut on YouTube and start doing makeup tutorials. Very hesitant at first, she finally decided to give it a try doing makeup tutorials, product hauls, and how-to instructional videos. Jackie’s approach to makeup videos have been credited as “very informational, eloquently put and techniques are very well explained.” Since 2009 Jackie’s popularity on YouTube has reached to over 70,000+ subscribers, with over 5,000,000+ video views. The rest as they say is history!
Jackie is a full time makeup artist/beauty vlogger servicing the greater Los Angeles and Inland Empire areas of Southern California. Her experience has also led her to bridal, beauty, print and celebrity work.
Freelance Makeup Artist
Providing makeup services to woman of all ranges of color, bridal services, prom/dance, special occasions, makeup parties, professional consultations, and makeup courses available. Standard services include, but aren’t limited to, brow sculpting, contouring, highlighting, eyeshadow and false eyelash application, lip color, and foundation shade matching. Also available for professional photo-shoots specializing in beauty and glamour looks.
Receiving input from makeup artists/consumers all over the world to discuss makeup artistry and cosmetic industry. Live tutorial demonstrations on how to properly apply makeup. Doing product reviews to share with consumers which products I recommend and enjoy using. Answering emails, questions, feedback from consumers/viewers. Remaining active in other beauty forums and blogging websites to stay on top of current makeup trends. Currently partnered with StyleHaul, the number one online network for beauty and fashion on YouTube.
List of Credits
Clayton Addison – Emilia C Photography – Isaiah Mays – Inez Lewis – Jeffrey An – Karlo Gomez (EmagineIt Studio) – Kenny Sweeney – Kevin Genzel – Lauren Freney – Mariusz Jeglinski – Nick Saglimbeni (Slickforce Studios) - Phase 5 Photography – Robert Stedman – Ryan Astamendi – Solmaz Saberi – Tony Maesto – Amy Hussain
Al Ingram – Danielle June – Leo Eley – Lyndsay Gabrielle Lloyd
Alexandra Mathews – Ayanna Jordan – Bronson Peltierre (Twilight) – Carissa Rosario (Maxim Cover Model) – Christina Marie – Davie Cabral -Deitrick Haddon (Gospel Recording Artist) – Desta Graham – Eva Magdalenski (Comedian, Borderline Amazing Productions, After Lately) – Giulini Wever – Gretchen Rossi (Real Housewives of OC) – Jo Koy (comedian, Chelsea Lately) – Katie Flanigan – Kirsten Price (musician) – Laurel Stoval – Lauren Calaway – Mari Agory – Mercedes Ossa – Miguel Jontel (recording artist) – Monica Olivera (musician) – Nazanin Mandi – Raven Elise – Sara Mak – Stephen Hansen – Taryn Manning (actress/disc jockey) – Tia Alexander – Terry Dexter (musician)
Devon Nuszer – Katelynn Tilley – Lovenci – Lucy Oganessian – L’OUVERTURE – Via Luna – Nycole Diana Sariol – Sean Panella
Centric TV’s “Hot 10″ 2011
Real Housewives of Orange County, season 7 episode 2
Garberri Magazine spread June 2011
Garberri Magazine cover August 2011
CARNEMAG spread issue 11 “High Heels, Low Morals”
Real Housewives of Orange County (Season 7 Episode 2)
GidiLounge.com Interview ”Makeup Artistry Spotlight: Makeup Game On Point
Barbiesmusings.blogspot.com Interview”1923 Asks “Jacquelyn Olayiwola Aina of Makeup Game On Point”
Look Book/Clothing Campaign
Loevenci Clothing Campaign 2011
L’OUVERTURE.com Fall Collection