Jackie Merlau is originally from Ocean Springs, MS and has been working as a Professional Makeup Artist for 13 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. She has worked with everything from Special Effects, Character, Beauty, Editorial and Bridal Makeup. She finds joy in all aspects of the industry, but most importantly wants to invoke confidence through makeup to help you discover your inner beauty.
“I knew I wanted to find a bigger purpose for my artistry. Everyone has beauty, and I am here to help you see that, feel that and enhance what already exists.”
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.