Sunday, July 26, 2015

Every Woman deserves to look beautiful- Joyce Jacob

A self-taught make-up artist, Joyce Jacob, talks about her love for all kinds of make-up. Six years after she first set out on this exciting journey, she talks about how far she has come
How did you become a make-up artist?
As a child, I always got into trouble for wearing make-up especially my mother’s red lipstick. As I got older, I experimented with more products and honed my skills. I started out by applying eyeliners on friends and family. I took pictures of my work and posted them on Facebook. By 2009, I had become a professional make-up artist.
Did you study make-up artistry professionally?
I attended the University of Rhodes Island where I studied Communication Studies and Pharmaceutical Marketing. I am a self-taught make-up artist who learnt by trial and error. I would love to learn prosthetic make-up which is also called special make-up effects. I find it quite interesting.
Why did you relocate to Nigeria?
After I received my academic degree in 2013, I relocated to Lagos. Prior to that time, I was invited to apply make-up on some Nigerian celebrities who were in New York to attend the Nigerian Entertainment Awards. They encouraged me to move to Lagos. Even though I didn’t give it a serious thought, they persisted until I gave in. WAJE, who was one of those who encouraged me to relocate, referred me to Vanessa Odeka who introduced me to Tiwa Savage. Other celebrities soon began to seek my services .I have worked with a number of stars including Omawumi, Funke Akindele and Tonto Dikeh.
You decided to stay back in Nigeria…
I planned to stay for just six months but I have been here ever since. My dad was supportive of my decision to stay back in Nigeria   but my mum was sceptical at first. Her fears were founded on the fact that I wasn’t used to the system in Nigeria because I was born and raised in the United States of America.
Your brand comes across as rather elitist…
I work with the everyday woman and not just celebrities. Can everyone afford me? Maybe not but even though it may seem I cater to a certain class, I want to be able to work with everyone irrespective of background, class or finances. I believe that every woman deserves to look beautiful.
What would you say your niche is?
My niche is essentially the natural glam look I give every client. I make women look natural, fresh-faced and the most beautiful version of themselves.
What is the most interesting request a client has ever made?
Some people ask me not to touch their eyebrows; they do not want any eye pencil or concealers because they want their eyes to be very bare. I have also had some ask clients ask me to make them look lighter and I quite understand because of the craze to be light-skinned.
What common fashion mistakes do most women make?
Most Nigerian women choose the wrong shade of foundation and haven’t mastered how to find the right shade of foundation. A lot of times, I see women wear foundation that is way too light for their skin. You must match your foundation with your neck so that you don’t end up appearing as though you have a mask on. It is safer to wear make-up less often especially if you are indoors or running errands.
What do you consider a must-have make-up item for the average woman?
Every woman must own mascara because it makes a huge difference; it opens up your eyes even when you are not wearing any powder or foundation. An eye pencil helps to define the shape of your eyes while a lipstick makes a greater statement and lasts longer than a lip-gloss.
How do you love to dress?
I keep it simple; I stick to black, grey and white. When I decide to wear other colours, I go for pastels. I like classic looks and you won’t find me wearing sequins

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