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The most important beauty advice I could ever give a woman is to always remember that makeup doesn’t make you beautiful.  You are already beautiful!  Makeup is just meant to enhance the natural beauty in your face, to highlight your bone structure, accentuate your eyes etc! It is you, the canvas, that is truly beautiful.

What is a typical day in the life of Jessica Clark?

A typical day for me if I’m not on set working is pretty calm. I usually get up in the morning and take an exercise class, come home wash my face and sit down in front of my vanity and start playing with new looks. Sometimes I’ll peruse Instagram or some beauty blogs to get some inspiration and try to combine and create looks to come up with something new and fun. I try to make sure to post a new picture with a beauty breakdown of all the products I used at least once a day for my followers. I also work on my website and update my portfolio and resume on days I’m not working.  I’ll also work on filming video tutorials, hauls, and how to’s; and I like to spend time answering as many questions and comments from followers as I can, I love love love connecting with my followers and giving tips and tricks to people around the world!

 How did you career begin in the world of beauty?

After college I spent a few years as a substance abuse counselor before deciding to take the plunge and make beauty my full time career instead of just my passion. I went to beauty school and started building my portfolio, I started searching the internet for gigs either on photo shoots or students films etc, I took a LOT of “trade for” jobs (these are jobs where you don’t get paid but instead they trade you high res photos or credit and copy for your work). The more I built up my resume and portfolio the more jobs I would book, soon I started making connections in the industry and making friends who helped refer me to jobs and get my name out there. Then I started to really build my brand on Instagram and gaining a lot of followers and that has helped me make a lot of industry connections as well. I just kept hustling and building and today I’m lucky enough to be working on dozens of movies, shows, photoshoots, web series, music videos and more!

Which celebrity would you love to do makeup for?

I would DIEEEE to do RuPauls makeup!!!!!

How would you describe your signature look?

I don’t actually believe I have a signature look and I’m kind of proud of that. I don’t ever want to be pegged as just one thing. I want to always be versatile for myself and for my clients and followers, I think it’s important to be ever-changing cause the industry is ever-changing.

What is your most memorable moment while doing someone’s makeup?

Oh I have so many! One movie I was working on called for a big manly character to be a macho cop by day and then moonlight as a bad drag queen. That was a BLAST to do, the actor had never done drag before but had always wanted to try a drag character so he was really excited and he had a lot of ideas.  I wanted to do a Black Swan inspired look and he wanted something more along the lines of Mimi from The Drew Carey Show so we met in the middle and somehow he came out looking like Wynona Judd!!! He was SO HAPPY and the director was thrilled, we all ran off set and stood on the sidewalk waving at traffic just to see the reaction, people were honking and stopping to take photos and we were just dying laughing. 

What is the most important beauty advice that you can give to women?

The most important beauty advice I could ever give a woman is to always remember that makeup doesn’t make you beautiful.  You are already beautiful!  Makeup is just meant to enhance the natural beauty in your face, to highlight your bone structure, accentuate your eyes etc! It is you, the canvas, that is truly beautiful.

 

What are some common beauty mistakes women make?

BLENDING!!!!!! Blending is the most important part of makeup, you want everything to look blended and clean. No one wants to see lines and uneven colors on your face. Another common mistake is using one single eye shadow all over your eye, you always want to use at least 3 different shades or tones on your eye to really contour and create a big open eye with depth and dimension. Having a single solid color all over just makes your lids look like garage doors.

Do you feel that looking and feeling beautiful is important in regard to a woman’s confidence?

I truly do think looking and feeling beautiful is important to a woman’s level of self confidence. I know at least for myself personally I always feel much more confident and empowered when I feel like I look beautiful, even if it’s as simple as some tinted moisturizer and mascara.  When I feel good about my appearance it shows in the way I carry myself. I can say the same for my clients as well, I love watching a woman’s personality come alive when she is just out of the makeup chair and she is feeling herself in her full glam!

Have you achieved all of your goals? If not what are they?

No definitely not, I have so many more goals I want to achieve. My biggest goal is to one day have my own cosmetics line. That’s one of the reasons I named my company Blush and Bone is because I love the way it sounds. I think it would be an awesome brand name and allow for some really creative and cool packaging.

Who has inspired you throughout your career?

Definitely Kevyn Aucoin for sure. I started reading his books in high school like they were the bible, that’s how I ultimately learned how to do makeup.  By practicing and practicing his looks until I had them down pat. For my money, he is one of the greatest makeup artists that ever lived.

Do you see yourself one day creating your own line of makeup?

Absolutely!!!!

What are some of your favorite products?

 People ask me this all the time and it’s such a difficult question cause not only do I have so many but the answer changes so often based on new products I discover. It would be easier and more accurate to tell you my favorite brands. I’m definitely a Mac girl I always have been I absolutely love everything in their line. I would also have to say just about anything in the Anastasia Beverly Hills line is a favorite of mine, she just makes a truly beautiful high quality product no matter what it is she puts out, she always delivers. Her palettes are beautiful and so rich in pigment and variety, her liquid lipsticks are one of my absolute favorite products of all time (especially Pure Hollywood) and no one can deny that she is the absolute queen of all things brows.

Favorite concealer?

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer. It’s like photo shop for your face, it is absolutely gorgeous.

What should be a staple in every woman’s purse?

 Personally I never leave the house without at least one lip color, a little concealer and a tube of mascara. In a pinch that’s really all you need. 

 Do you believe that less is more?

That depends on the face I’m working on. Some people can really pull off dramatic makeup looks and they look amazing, some people barely need anything at all to look like a super star. It varies from woman to woman I believe.

What advice would you give to someone who is interested in getting into the beauty industry?

Always pursue your passion and never let anything stop you from doing what you love. 

How do you cleanse your skin?

I am personally very lucky because I don’t have problem skin so I don’t have a crazy regimen. I wash off my makeup and then go at my skin with a makeup wipe in case I missed anything, then I follow that up with a toner or cleansing pad like Stridex or Clearasil and that’s it. I also put on anti aging moisturizer every night and morning and I do 3 masks a week; one for cleansing, one for anti-aging, and one for pore tightening and hydrating. 

Bullying on Instagram is something that happens all the time. How do you handle any negative comments?

I don’t allow bullying amongst my followers.  If I see people getting nasty to each other in my comments I immediately block and report them. I have been lucky enough not to be the recipient of many negative comments myself, but if and when they do happen I just ignore them. They don’t know me personally so why take it personally!

What is beauty to you?

Beauty to me is owning your looks no matter what they may be, it’s being confident in yourself and knowing who you are and what you bring to the table. Beauty is self love. 

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