I'm Jacquie, a freelance makeup artist, skincare enthusiast & avid traveller. If I'm not visiting my family in Prince Edward County, I'm in Ottawa - painting faces, day dreaming & growing a line I never thought I'd have: JACQUIE. Cosmetics!
Luxe beauty with a conscience is my jam! I specialize in bridal, boudoir & lifestyle makeup - from Ottawa to Toronto. I like to think that I'm self-taught, but in reality the various trainings & master classes (including those with Mario Dedivanovic, Erik Soto & Gilbert Soliz) that I have attended over the past 8 years have helped to shape the artist I am today. My education began at the age of 18 (& fresh out of high school), when I studied makeup artistry at the Make Up For Ever Academy in Paris, France.
Initially, I saw makeup as my comfort blanket in times when my teenage skin was not doing so hot.. 10 years later & clearer skin has allowed me to see it as more of the creative outlet that it has the potential to be. Despite my passion for everything quirky & colourful, on a daily basis you can usually find me in minimal to no makeup. I also firmly believe that beauty does not ever have to equal pain & therefore 100% of the products I use are not just luxurious, but cruelty-free too.
When it comes to my clients, I'm about enhancing the stunning features that already exist! I do what I do for all the humans that sit in my chair & apologize for their “imperfections.” My artistry style involves less being more & I feel that even the most dramatic looks can be achieved without losing yourself in the process. Over the years I've curated my signature, which involves a love of glowing skin, fluffy lashes & groomed brows - paired with a luxe experience (+ the occasional winged liner, which I’m a sucker for). Most of all though, I just want you to leave feeling pampered & confident!
Because I love getting to know the girl (or boy) boss behind the brand, here are 5 things about me you may not know:
1) I grew up in Alberta & I've lived in 8 cities since then, including Paris & Dublin.
2) I kill plants like it's my day job, but continue to fill our home with them anyway.
3) I've never met a donut or veggie taco I didn't like.
4) I'm ridiculously passionate about the environment, so much so that I decided to pick it up as a minor at university.
5) Painting (with gin & tonic in hand) brings me a crazy amount of joy & my retirement goals include living in a loft turned art studio.