MUA Spotlight On: Jackie Avila

Jackie is 22 years old, born and raised in Houston TX. She aspires to live in NYC ad LA one day to chase her dreams as an M.U.A. She discovered makeup when she was 4 years old but her mom truly introduced her at age 12. Her mom is a diva who believes in all things girly! She was afraid Jackie would be a full on tomboy so she forced it on her! Since then, Jackie fell in love with all things beauty and have been doing makeup professionally for 2 years now.

Q&A

What is your favorite high-end brand?

I would have to say NARS, I cant say anything bad about the brand!

What are 3 makeup items you couldn’t possibly live without?

Really? 3! That’s impossible! I at least carry 10 products with me!

What’s your favorite drugstore brand?

I love all drugstore brands! That’s what I started with – but I’ll go with L’oreal, Covergirl, & NYX.

What type of beauty product do you buy the most of (mascaras, concealers, lipsticks etc)?

Lipsticks and lip balms!! I’m obsessed! I should try and get help!

What is the most common makeup faux pas that you see?

“Brows on fleek” when they’re really not and the over done contours!

Do you have a “beauty budget” or do you spend freely?

I try to keep a budget but sometimes as an mua you just have to do a huge haul and spend way more than you expected!

What’s your favorite lipstick?

Being that I have a lipstick addiction, I don’t have one favorite! I love them all!

Describe your everyday makeup look.

Effortless, she works hard and is tired BUT she’s arrived and ready to slay the day!

What’s your favorite mascara?

BETTER THAN SEX! by Too Faced. Yes lord!

Is there any celebrity that you get your makeup inspiration from & why that celebrity?

Kim K and Demi Lovato! It’s the perfect mix of GLAM AND EDGE!

Do you have some favorite beauty gurus? If so, who?

Yesss so many! Crystalmakeup (my instructor and personal friend), Boomkackmua (also my friend who I look up to) Nicole Guerriero, Manny Mua, Jaclyn Hill, Kandee Johnson, & Lustrelux!

If you could leave the house with only ONE makeup product, which would it be?

Just one!!!! No way! Can’t do it!

Are there any brands that you try to avoid?

Not really, I’m open to them all.

Do you usually “haul” or buy items here & there?

Haul!!!

What’s your favorite skincare brand?

I’m loving the Laura Mercier, Philosophy and GlamGlow.

What is one beauty tool/brush that you’d recommend to anyone?

Beauty blender or a duo fiber blending brush! Why?? If you’re the type to only wear foundation or bb, cc creams, having the right tool to blend them makes a difference!!! Using one of those two will make your skin look flawless!

What is one beauty product that you’d recommend to ANYONE & why?

A really good cleanser!!! Having a flawless face of make up starts with skin care! You want a flawless look? Then you need flawless skin! Take care of that first and you’ll see the difference when you apply your makeup

If you had to give up one makeup item for the rest of your life, which would it be?

Blush! All I need is bronzer!

What is your absolute pet peeve when it comes to other people’s makeup?

Ugh! Omg! The wrong foundation shade and over highlighted brows!!!

Share a beauty tip/trick/hack.. whatever you’d like to call it. Lol

I’ll share a few… 1. if you mess up winged liner use a flat brush and concealer to clean it up and make that wing sharp. 2. you can make a $1 shadow look high end if you use a eyeshadow base. 3.when matching foundation make sure it matches your neck not the back of your hand! 4. if your having trouble blending foundation add argan oil to thin the product!

What’s the best way for future clients to reach you?

My email- Jackie_avila11@yahoo.com/ or DM on my IG @msdollfacemua

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