Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaican Racquel Jenkins has been called “The Guru” of makeup artistry in Jamaica. She credits her mother for introducing her to and nurturing her interest in the industry.
RacquelJ says her mom made it a fun and exciting game, quizzing her on lipsticks and eyeshadow colors –“she trained me to be and give my best, and how to mix colors.”
Even though RacquelJ has a degree in Mechanical Engineering safely tucked under her belt, her unquenching desire to be immersed in the beauty and art led her to study Intradermal Cosmetics at AIIC in Texas and Makeup Artistry at Makeup Forever Academy in New York.
A certified and successful beautician for over 10 years RacquelJ has become an influential, energetic, and uncompromising standards have her regularly directing makeup for fashion shows, advertising campaigns, editorial shoots, and key makeup artist on movie sets. It is an accepted fact that if you want it done right if you want that “certain little something,” then RacquelJ has to do it.
She is now based in New York, blazing a trail and hot stepping to the beat of her own drum by developing her own inimitable line of cosmetics under the aptly named BOLD Cosmetics. The line comprises eyelashes, lipsticks, lipgloss, lip stains, and male skincare products.