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Jackie Merlau is originally from Ocean Springs, MS and has been working as a Professional Makeup Artist for 17 years in cities such as Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Paris, France. She found her passion for Makeup while attending Film School at Columbia College of Chicago, where she got her start in Makeup for Film and Television. After acquiring a BA in Film, she went on to work for MAC Cosmetics for 8 years.


She has worked with everything from Special Effects, Character, Beauty, Editorial and Bridal Makeup. She is currently working in Los Angeles as a Makeup Artist for NFL Network, while working as a Department Head for Lifetime movies and creating red carpet looks for personal clients.

"I enjoy working with others, creating in a team environment and helping clients feel their absolute best!" 


I have worked with Jackie on several occasions, for both personal events and professional shoots. She continually exceeds my expectations with her creativity and professionalism and holds her clientele in the utmost regard. Her dynamic work speaks for itself. She is passionate about her craft as she is with her clients.

-Natalea Thomson

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