88 episodes

The Life of a Makeup Artist is a beauty podcast that gives you a real insider look (with no filters!) on how artists really live.

The Life of a Makeup Artist digs deeper to inspire, educate and elevate! From beauty talk to business chats with industry insiders and founders.

Join host, Jaleesa Jaikaran as she shares her experiences as a Caribbean woman living and working in New York City - taking you on the journey she's on and sharing the stories of the people she meets along the way.

The Life of A Makeup Artist Jaleesa Jaikaran

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 67 Ratings

The Life of a Makeup Artist is a beauty podcast that gives you a real insider look (with no filters!) on how artists really live.

The Life of a Makeup Artist digs deeper to inspire, educate and elevate! From beauty talk to business chats with industry insiders and founders.

Join host, Jaleesa Jaikaran as she shares her experiences as a Caribbean woman living and working in New York City - taking you on the journey she's on and sharing the stories of the people she meets along the way.

    EP. 87: "Good Hair" Is Healthy Hair - A Conversation with Celebrity Hair Stylist Mirna Jose

    EP. 87: "Good Hair" Is Healthy Hair - A Conversation with Celebrity Hair Stylist Mirna Jose

    “Good Hair” is controversial subject. It’s a topic that is charged with alot of emotion and opinion.
    The business and politics of black hair in this country goes way deeper.
    Today we talk about hair health, the ins and outs of hair care while working in the beauty industry with industry expert and celebrity hair stylist Mirna Jose.
    https://www.instagram.com/mirnajose/
    https://www.instagram.com/thelifeofamakeupartist/
    https://www.instagram.com/jaleesajaikaran/
     

    • 33 min
    Ep. 86: Want to work BACKSTAGE at Fashion Week? Here's what to do!

    Ep. 86: Want to work BACKSTAGE at Fashion Week? Here's what to do!

    With fashion month in full swing, working backstage for many is a huge career dream. When I first moved to NYC it was definitely one of mine. 
    Now with almost a decade of being in NY here are some of the things I did to get backstage and work some of the biggest shows in NY, Paris and Milan.
    https://www.instagram.com/thelifeofamakeupartist/  https://www.instagram.com/jaleesajaikaran/   

    • 12 min
    EP. 85: Is NYFW dead? A conversation with Blake Newby

    EP. 85: Is NYFW dead? A conversation with Blake Newby

    It’s no doubt that Fashion Week has been through an evolution.
    There’s been countless articles on Vox, NY Times, Bustle to name a few on fashion week being dead since 2019. So is it dead? Reincarnated or on its last breath? Let’s talk about it with industry insider and former Essence Beauty Director Blake Newby.
    Blake Newby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blakelawren/
    https://www.instagram.com/thelifeofamakeupartist/  https://www.instagram.com/jaleesajaikaran/   

    • 15 min
    Ep 84: The Power of Perspective Part. 2 (What Really Happened)

    Ep 84: The Power of Perspective Part. 2 (What Really Happened)

    What happens when you change your perspective? You change your life or sometimes it just your location.
    Following up for The Power of Perspective Pt. 1 where we touched on the motions of a freelancer and the ups and downs that come with this life, listen in as I share what really happened when I went to LA & the adventures that came next.
    https://www.instagram.com/thelifeofamakeupartist/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/jaleesajaikaran/ 
     

    • 26 min
    Ep 83: Wake Up Boo: 5 Products You're Sleeping On

    Ep 83: Wake Up Boo: 5 Products You're Sleeping On

    The best recommendations comes from close friends and that’s what I consider of all you.
     
    Here are 5 products that I have been absolutely loving lately! Don’t forget to slide in my DM’s or comment under our video on which products you’ve been loving lately!
     
    https://www.instagram.com/thelifeofamakeupartist/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/jaleesajaikaran/ 

    • 14 min
    Ep 82: The Power of Perspective

    Ep 82: The Power of Perspective

    Sometimes you need to put your own self in check. In today's episode listen in how I had to get myself together using the power of perspective.
    https://www.instagram.com/thelifeofamakeupartist/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/jaleesajaikaran/ 
     

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Aya Tariq ,

Demystifying the freelance experience

As a makeup artist who moved to NYC with no ins to this industry, this podcast has opened my eyes to so many nuances and changed my prospective on both makeup and how to run my business! Jaleesa is very generous with information. Love love love

Reynela ,

MUST listen podcast for anyone in the beauty industry

She sheds light on topics nobody wants to talk about but and you really feel like she’s your best friend ! Her conversations are very honest and she asks the questions you all want to know !

NearlyCivilized ,

Love This Podcast!!

More people need to get into Jaleesa’s content. A true inspiration to all artists,especially artists of color because seeing all of her achievements helps people like me know it’s possible 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

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