Welcome to Lipstick & Roses, a Hipsfromhell.com subsidiary, run by Jamila Ali (aka Jennifer Catlin)! In addition to belly dance, she is also a recently-certified makeup artist in addition to having a skilled hand at hand-crafting skin care products (click here to see my listing at Makeup.School).
The Makeup Artist
Long before the certification, great efforts were made to understand makeup artistry, proper application and correct color selection to give the greatest impact whether performing in front of a crowd, walking down the aisle or being in a several-hours-long photo shoot. With over 20 years of beauty and makeup experience, combined with over 10 years of performance, Jamila knows exactly how to make you look gorgeous at an affordable price.
For meetings and corporate pursuits, it is important for one to look subtle and professional yet enough makeup to mean business. For regular career and/or school cosmetics – simple but effective is the way to go – less is more. Bridal makeup should be visible, but delicate and be able to stay on for several hours without too much touch up and re-application so that beauty is maintained throughout the day while looking perfect for pictures. Theatrical, performance and photo shoot makeup requires heavy application combined with technique and creativity so that the best look is created and maintained without a lot of additional fuss.
The Skin Care Chemist
Due to the discovery of a severe gluten allergy in 2010, Jamila has since hand-crafted her own body butters, facial toners, eye creams, lotions, facial masks and other various bathing products to prevent accidental contamination. Combining her knowledge of chemistry and biology from her photography degree at Columbia College Chicago in 2004, she applies her knowledge of science with a love of the earth to create the best skin care products at an affordable price.
All products offered are 100% gluten free. Unfortunately, not all products can accommodate all food allergies/sensitivities, even though great efforts will be made to ensure product safety – but it is NOT guaranteed. Great care is made in the selection of products and ingredients used – most are organic, some are natural. All ingredients are purchased from independent suppliers within the United States.