Makeup artist, social media superstar and beauty brand founder, it's safe to say Jamie Genevieve knows a thing or two when it comes to beauty. Having earned her stripes on the beauty counters of Estée Lauder, Jamie took to YouTube to share her passion with the world and quickly amassed a loyal following who fell in love with her down-to-earth attitude and natural talent for makeup application.
GLAMOUR were lucky enough to get an inside peak into Jamie's beauty routine when she opened the doors to her new home in the latest episode of GLAMOUR Beauty Spy to share her favourite products, easy tricks to vamp up an everyday makeup look and her hacks for a mask-proof lip look.
"I didn't get into makeup until quite late"
Contrary to many of her peers, Jamie had no interest in makeup and beauty when she was growing up. "I was more of a tom boy," she says. "I started playing with makeup a bit in my teenage years, when I would go to parties with a smokey eye."
"There are no rules when it comes to makeup"
According to Jamie, there are no rules when it comes to makeup. "As long as the wearer feels confident and gorgeous and they love it, I think, go forth, and wear the makeup!"
"Lockdown your lipstick for a mask-proof finish"
Jamie loves wearing a bold lip look (in fact, she says lip liner is the one product she couldn't live without), and has a failsafe trick to ensuring a mask-proof finish. "I've found when I'm wearing a mask, a matte liner and lipstick – definitely nothing glossy – and then to lock it down, don't be scared to use a little bit of powder."
"I dreamed of launching Vieve for years"
One of Jamie's career highlights was launching her own makeup brand Vieve in 2020. "I've dreamed of launching my own makeup brand for a very, very long time, since I first started out working on makeup counters," she says.
"I took a razor to my eyebrows when I was young"
We've all had a beauty blunder or two – yes, even Jamie Genevieve. "I definitely took a razor to my eyebrows when I was younger," she admits. "I just took it and when right down the middle in between my eyebrows, which obviously, shouldn't be a razor width apart."
Next, we take a peak inside Jamie's beauty stash to see the makeup and skincare she can't live without...
The lip balm
I finish lips off with a nourishing lip balm to keep it summery and super wearable.
I've used a hyaluronic acid serum in my routine for over a year and I love how it makes my skin feel. The key is to put it on over a damp face and it will hold 1000 times its weight in water.
It contains geranium and clementine for dreams, fulfilment and vision and I just mist it all around.
The hair oil
It smells incredible, it's not too heavy but it really hydrates hair.
The faux freckles
Nothing gives the impression of a youthful complexion more than freckles. I use Freck Noir to go enhance my natural freckles and add a few more in.
The dry shampoo
This is the best dry shampoo ever. It cleans hair and gets rid of excess grease, oil and dirt.
The multi-tasking hair mask
The first step is to create an instant, sleek updo using a hair mask. "I just apply to my hair and secure with a bobble," she says. "It's a bit of a multi-tasker."
My skin loves this, it's so hydrating and gives me that glow while also protecting it.
The summer blush
For beautiful, sun-kissed skin without the summer holiday is to use a really warm blush. I use it almost like a bronzer and also apply it super high on my cheekbones.
The long-lasting eyeshadow
I love using an eyeshadow stick for ease and longevity. I sketch on Vieve Eye Wand in Sand to make my eyes look really open.
I use this wherever I need a little extra coverage and then just blend it out with a fluffy brush.
Original article appeared on GLAMOUR UK | Author Lottie Winter