MUA Spotlight On: Jazmine Kaleo

Hey, my dears ♥! I’m coming at you with another talented makeup artist named Jazmine! Unlike many of the makeup artists featured here on Fashenty, Jazmine didn’t find makeup. Makeup found her. As a young mother, Jazmine was working at Sprint and kicking ass. She was one of the top sellers and was known for it in the Bay Area. One day, she was approached in the mall by a MAC employee who invited her to work for MAC. While Jazmine did like makeup, she didn’t know much about it. However, the employee insisted that she’d get training through MAC. Jazmine went on to work for MAC and became a one of the top sellers there, as well! Now, she a certified makeup artist and has been working for MAC Cosmetics for 2 years.

Q&A

What is your favorite high-end brand?

Giorgio Armani. I love the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation.

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

Okay, 1) MAC Fix +, 2) I need my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, and 3) MAC Prolongwear concealer.

What’s your favorite drugstore brand?

Hmmmm. I love Baby Lips, so I’d say Maybelline.

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

I would probably say that I hoard lashes.

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

Cake face! You know what I mean? Like when your makeup looks like frosting.

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

Wellllllllll, I actually just spend girl. I can’t even lie and I know it’s bad, but I just spend!

What’s your favorite lipstick?

Hmmm, let’s see…. Stone by Mac.

Describe your everyday makeup look.

Well, a lightweight foundation, winged eye, lashes, 2 neutral eyeshadow colors, brows, bronzer on my neck and chest, and blush on my cheeks. I don’t really do lipstick every day because it creases and I don’t have for that during the school day.

What’s your favorite mascara?

Too Faced Better Than Sex!

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

Rihanna. She isn’t afraid to be different. She’s bold with her makeup.

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

Nicole Guerriero, I love her.

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

My eyebrow pencil, for sure.

Are there any brands that you try to avoid?

No, I really try everything. I’m open-minded.

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

I like to haul haha.

What’s your favorite skincare brand?

Murad and Origins.

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

The Beauty Blender. It really works and gives you more of a clean, soft finish.

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

Ummmmmm. Hmmmmmm….I’d probably say Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer. It gives you a natural glow and it’s lightweight.

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

Hmmmm, dang that’s hard! You need all of it! I don’t know…maybe eyeliner. I don’t know! Hmm actually, lashes. You can use some products to help with your lashes.

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

What irks me the most and I don’t know if it’s because we’re Latina, but when people overline their lips. It just looks so unnatural.

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

When applying foundation or concealer, spray MAC Fix + after. It makes your makeup look more natural and less cakey. It also makes your makeup stay on a little longer.

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

Through my Instagram @j.kaleo 🙂
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