Get to know the makeup artist behind our latest campaign and Melbourne’s #1 makeup man, Jack Cail. Known for his signature snatched-glam and makeup masterclasses, Jack chats to us about becoming an artist, his top products and favourite moments in his career so far.
I am a Gemini.
THE FIRST THING YOU DO WHEN YOU WAKE UP?
Jump straight into the shower. I feel like it’s the only way to wake me up!
CAN'T LEAVE THE HOUSE WITHOUT?
My little coin purse that hold my keys, money and cards.
Nothing beats an after work Margarita.
THE BOOK THAT CHANGED YOUR LIFE?
'Attached' by Amir Levine and Rachel S. F. Heller. This book redefined what being in a relationship means to me. I recommend it to anyone!
Too many to name just one.
Renegade with Lauren and Jordan
Happy Hour with Lucy and Nikki
In The Dark Season 2 (this one blew my mind)
Serial Season 1
Wellness and Business:
Daily Abraham Hicks Podcast
'It’s All Coming Back To Me' by Celine Dion. I have no shame in belting this out at Karaoke.
THE MOVIE YOU CAN WATCH OVER AND OVER AGAIN?
'Charlie’s Angels 1', it was my first video tape and I could watch it a million times and not get sick of it.
TOP TRAVEL DESTINATION?
My favourite place I’ve been so far would have to be Miami! So bougie yet fun and extra at the same time.
Oversized Tee, Straight-leg Suit Pants, Baggy Blazer or Trench and fresh Nikes. Paired with a Nakedvice Tote.
I get a lot of style inspiration from TikTok! The content from local influencers (not really celebrities) is always current and up to date with street trends.
FAVOURITE MAKEUP ARTISTS TO FOLLOW ON IG?
FAVOURITE FACE TO DATE?
Gemma Ward for the NGV Gala. She allowed me to do whatever I wanted and I created something bold yet soft and flattering - which is my makeup style to a tee.
ADVICE TO THOSE WANTING TO GET INTO THE MAKEUP INDUSTRY?
Firstly, establish what aspect of this industry you want to flourish in. To do this, it’s all about volunteering and testing. I would do fashion shows, photo shoots, complimentary makeups, tv and film work, all for little or no pay, just so I could see which aspect of makeup inspired me the most.
Once I founded myself aligned with event makeup and photo shoots, I targeted influential people or businesses within that industry and worked for free. Not only did this get my name out there and bring in engagement to my profile, most importantly I was learning. Learning about how to communicate, on set etiquette, how to deal with timing restraints etc. If you build this up on a pro bono basis, you are able to ask questions and make mistakes. Because once you are getting paid full rates for work, there is now a standard you have to meet.
Don’t view free work as a loss of money, view it as free training and experience, which is priceless. Extra exposure is just the cherry on top!
Once you feel like you are ready, get in there and hustle hustle. I look back on times where I worked a full time job and was hustling before and after work and all weekend. I was so burnt it out but the motivation of building my own business made it so worth it and I honestly could not be happier now.
TOP FIVE MAKEUP PRODUCTS?
Dior Backstage Foundation
Fenty Island Ting Bronzer (as eyeshadow)
Morphe Lip Liners
Makeup By Mario Eyeliner in Perfect Brown
WORDS TO LIVE BY?
'If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.
The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.'
FAVOURTIE NAKEDVICE PIECE?
I have so many favourites!!!
Right now I LOVE the Utility Nylon Bag for every day.