Justine Jenkins is a highly acclaimed make-up artist with 20 years experience of beautifying the best of British & international celebrities. She is also the leading ethical, cruelty-free cosmetic pioneer and ambassador, and for the last 8 years has been committed to raising awareness to animal cruelty in the cosmetic industry, working alongside a number of charities including PeTA and Humane Society International. Cruelty free, vegan and organic make up are her speciality, regularly being part of panel discussions for Soil Association and the Glamour Beauty Festival. Her clients include actors Jodie Comer, Keeley Hawes, Eleanor Tomlinson, Rose Leslie, Vicky McClure, Maxine Peake, Hermione Corfield, Amy Poehler, Jessica Barden, Jessie Buckley, Millie Brady, Morven Christie, Charlotte Rampling, Ophelia Lovibond, Tuppence Middleton, Miranda Richardson, Naomi Scott, Aisling Bea, Sharon Horgan, Emily Berrington and Mad Men’s Elizabeth Moss – to name but a few. Editorials include, Town and Country, Harpers, Stylist, Vogue, Fabric, Stella, The Observer magazine, Red magazine, Glamour, 1883, Mine, The Times Luxx and Saturday Times magazine. Justine, or JJ as she is known, is also the monthly beauty columnist for Veggie Magazine, where she offers ethical beauty advice, is a contributing author on Neals Yard Remedies Beauty Book, and the current UK ambassador for Burts Bees cosmetics range.
Fleeing a stock-market career in the City, JJ enrolled at London College of Fashion where she studied Fashion and Media Make Up, before enrolling on a degree course for Make-up in T.V. and Film. After graduation, a mix of hard work and a lucky break led her to the buzzing studios of MTV and ITV’s primetime show the X-Factor.
Her elegant, flawlessly made-up clients have graced the covers of countless magazines including: Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Company and Grazia.
After a successful stint in film, notably the critically acclaimed Cold Mountain, starring Jude Law and Nicole Kidman, her career literally took her around the world. JJ has worked with leading photographers: Bailey, Rankin and Simon Emmett among them; luminary creative directors and also collaborations with top stylists.
Her elegant, flawlessly made-up clients have graced the covers of countless magazines including: Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Company, and Grazia, as well as a host of the broadsheet’s weekend magazine supplements. Justine is also noted for creating a myriad of Red Carpet beauty ‘moments’. JJ describes her signature look as ‘fresh, immaculate skin with striking eyes’, but she is also partial to ‘revved-up red lips’.
JJ is currently working on her first book and is launching her own online luxury, cruelty-free cosmetic and beauty destination in Autumn 2014.