Biography

Justine Jenkins is a highly acclaimed make-up artist with 17 years experience of beautifying the best of British & international celebrities. She is also a cruelty-free cosmetic pioneer and ambassador, working alongside a number of charities including PeTA and the Humane Society. Her clients include: Fearne Cotton, Laura Whitmore, Keeley Hawes, Charlotte Rampling, Kelly Hoppen, Ophelia Lovibond, Tuppence Middleton, Alexandra Roach and Mad Men’s Elizabeth Moss – to name but a few. Justine, or JJ as she is known, is a regular BBC Radio 1 beauty expert; Huffington Post columnist and beauty writer.

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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.