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Daily Inspiration: Meet Jocelyn Vallecalle

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jocelyn Vallecalle.

Hi Jocelyn, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I started doing makeup 10 years ago at a local makeup counter. I have been doing makeup ever since & now I’m freelancing full time.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It has absolutely not been a smooth road.

Working retail for so long, you get treated like you’re less than everyone else. The hours are hard & inconsistent. But with the bad came the good. I got to do makeup on every skin tone imaginable.

In a state that lacks diversity, that is a very valuable experience. I also learned a lot about customer service which has served me well in my freelance business.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am a makeup artist. I mostly do event makeup but I have done a bit of brand work & film.

I LOVE a full glam moment- Especially when it comes to eyes. If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then I see nothing wrong with adding some gorgeous drapes.

What I’m most proud of is the vulnerability my clients have with me. Throughout a makeup appointment, I can really start seeing my clients take their walls down and open up. I feel honored that they trust me with so much of who they are.

I would say what sets me apart is that I focus more on an individual’s features rather than taking a one size fits all approach. I believe makeup techniques should either emphasize or balance a person’s features.

If you’re not making your application decisions based on those 2 options, the makeup will never look truly seamless- it will just look like it’s sitting on top of the skin. & who wants to look like they’re wearing a mask?

If we knew you growing up, how would we have described you?
I have always been a free spirit. As a teenager, I was very expressive with my makeup. I never felt shy about wearing color. Even though my personal style has become more neutral, I’m glad I had that time to be uninhibited with my makeup choices.

As a kid, I definitely had that creative energy & interest although I wouldn’t have called myself artistic because I couldn’t draw. I still can’t draw but now I know there are so many other mediums that you can be artistic through.

Pricing:

  • Bridal makeup $175+ travel fee
  • Photoshoot/Event makeup $160+ travel fee
  • Rates are raising at the end of August so book now!

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Image Credits
Courtney McOmber, Maya Fraser, and PJ Guinto

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