The Life of a Makeup Artist is a podcast and beauty community aimed to inspire, educate, and elevate emerging makeup artists looking to take their careers to the next level with insider industry knowledge.
The community started as a Youtube series by our creator Jaleesa Jaikaran as an avenue to share insider knowledge on how to break into the industry that she found hard to come by in the beginning stages of her career in Trinidad.
Since then, Jaleesa has been committed to sharing her expertise on everything has learned and is learning on her artistic and life journey. Out of her passion to uplift, she has expanded the YouTube series, which still lives on, into a dynamic podcast.
Tune in to indulge in everything from the latest beauty launches to the success stories of the people behind the brands you know and love. Access the world of beauty from a makeup artists' perspective.
Jaleesa Jaikaran has always been obsessed with the transformative powers of makeup from the earliest memories of her creative expression. At a young age, she found herself infatuated with the interconnected worlds of photography, makeup, and music. And that fascination later guided her to find that beauty is her number one passion.
Growing up in Trinidad initiated her vibrant personality while her technical training under industry legends such as Kabuki, Lisa Elridge, Pat McGrath, and Isamaya Ffrench engraved her expertise. Jaleesa’s inspiration comes from her exposure to diverse cultures and the desire to uplift the self-esteem of others.
She's been living and working in New York City for the last 5 years in fashion, beauty, advertising where her work has been featured in top publications such Elle, Glamour, L'Officiel, Vogue, and Schon and also has established herself as a pro beauty influencer. herself obsessed with photography, makeup and music. She later found out that makeup was her passion
Growing up in Trinidad initiated her vibrant personality while her technical training under industry legends engraved her expertise. Jaleesa’s inspiration comes from her exposure to diverse cultures and the desire to uplift the self-esteem of others.
She's been living and working in New York City for the last 5 years. She works in fashion, beauty, advertising and also has established herself as a pro beauty influencer.
Born and raised in the beautiful twin Island Republic of Trinidad And Tobago. Aquila fell in love with make up through performance. While being a dancer for 13 years and being exposed to the different forms of artistry, it intrigued him to start dabbling in makeup 2 years later. He started using his mom’s makeup to practice and eventually began to doing stage makeup for the girls in his dance company then later building his own clientele outside of performing.
After moving to the US with no guidance or mentoring, he began perfecting his craft. With his life basically up in the air - he started doing hair and makeup as a side gig for extra money. He never imagined it was a viable career option.
He then stumbled across Jaleesa Jaikaran's on Instagram and instantly fell in love with her work, personality and her story. Seeing what she accomplished being from Trinidad and Moving to the U.S and becoming an established Makeup Artist, Influencer and Entrepreneur sparked something in him, turning what he thought was only a hobby into a passion and a career !
Mindset is everything and we give you the tools to think about your art and career at a more elevated level. In the podcast, you’ll access how to think bigger and how to put all the moving pieces of building a career together. We believe in taking knowledge and putting it into action to change your life forever.
To get to the next level possessing valuable knowledge is crucial. Our mission is to help educate our community not just on the best beauty tips, tricks, and product but also on how to build a successful business, live a balanced life and take care of our bodies and mind.
Inspiration is the driving force behind all great artistic expression. We aim to always keep artists in all parts of their journey feeling inspired and motivated to break out of the box, try new techniques, and elevate their skills.