Makeup By Jillian Jarrett

Specializing in Bridal . Headshots . Special Events

In addition to being a successful actor, Jillian has found a true passion as a highly sought after makeup artist. Specializing but not limited to Bridal, Headshots and Special Events, Jillian has worked with every skin color, ethnicity and eye shape over the years. It's truly an honor to make women feel their very best whether it's for your wedding day, your headshot session, your birthday or a special evening out! Jillian has also developed a one on one makeup class for clients looking to refine their own makeup skills.  She works with your current products, adds in products you may be missing from your own makeup bag and does half of your face while you do the other half step by step with Jillian assisting along the way! For information on availability and rates, you can contact Jillian via email: 

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Client Testimonials


Bride, June 2018

I was lucky enough to have Jillian do my wedding makeup this past June, 2018.  Jillian is the real deal when it comes to makeup.  Her skills are impeccable.  She is so knowledgeable; she knows all the latest and greatest products, and is constantly updating her supply.  She can do any skin tone/color/type with ease.  My wedding was outdoors, and the day ended up being 95 degrees.  Not only did my makeup withstand the extreme heat (and a lot of happy tears), but Jillian was able to cover up a terrible mosquito bite I got on my back during the pictures before the ceremony.  Jillian has no ego and is completely willing and able to do anything you want, while also having the confidence and skill to bring out your best features.  Jillian is a true artist, but she is also an incredible person to have around on your wedding day.  She is hilarious, caring and so helpful.  She has an unbelievable eye for all things "wedding".  If you want to have one thing you don't have to worry about come your wedding day, you should hire Jill for your makeup.  You will not be disappointed!  


Mother of the Bride, June 2018

I was so fortunate to have Jillian Jarrett do my make-up for my daughter's wedding in June. She is a true artist - a professional who really listens. Jillian was so patient, kind and accommodating about my preferences. Her color advice and available choices are perfect (I needed dark brown mascara and a coral lipstick color-which for me is so hard!) Her application technique (foundation, blush, eyes) is impeccable. This was the first time I ever had my makeup done and I could not have been happier. I highly recommend her to anyone. 5 stars! 


The Tony Awards, June 2018

Jillian Jarrett is a rockstar. She immediately tuned in to my skin and knew exactly what to do. I’ve been getting my makeup done for years for events and this was by far my favorite look!


Bride, May 2018

I'm not a makeup person. I typically wear a bare face most days, and have never really mastered the skill it really takes to look glowy, fresh, and radiant. Enter Jillian Jarrett. Not only had my friends been raving about her artistry, but they also kept telling me that she would make me feel like, well... me! From my trial to my wedding day, Jillian was the chillest, easiest, least-stressful professional. She made sure that I was comfortable with everything and was always positive, even when I ditched false eyelashes last minute after she took the time to glue them on! I couldn't recommend Jillian more for your special day or even just a girls night out. I felt beautiful, and my friends were right - I felt like me!


FROZEN Opening Night on Broadway, March 2018

Jillian is fabulous! Not only did she make me look and feel gorgeous, she was incredibly flexible and efficient with the time constraints before my event. With just a few photos I provided for inspiration, Jillian gave me a glamours look that I didn’t have to touch up all night. My makeup looked just as flawless at 3am as it did at 3pm! Jillian is so talented at her craft and you can tell she really loves what she does. I highly recommend, she is the best!


One-on-One Class/Red Carpet Broadway Opening, March 2018

Jillian is truly a dream and a magician. I’ve hired Jillian both to give me a tutorial about some make up skills I didn’t have (specifically contouring and a smokey eye), as well as doing my make up for an event; in both situations, she was personal, attentive, gentle, and always made sure I was getting exactly what I wanted. When we did a tutorial, I walked away feeling like not only had I received a massive amount of information I didn’t have before, but also that I now had the SKILLS to create and easy, beautiful, flawless look. She even recommended some amazing products that I’ve now started using in my regular routine. And when Jillian did my make up for an event….I have genuinely never felt so stunningly beautiful; I felt utterly flawless. On a very important evening, she helped me to not only look my best, but to FEEL my best. I still looked like myself, just heightened and glammed up. If I could have her in my pocket to do my make up every day? I absolutely would.


Headshot Makeup, January 2018

I’ve seen and loved Jillian’s work for years so when it was time to take new headshots I knew exactly who was going to do my make up. As someone who wears little to no make up daily, I was a little apprehensive, but Jillian listened to my concerns and was so easy and cooperative with my needs. She was very open to any questions I asked, and even gave me tips on how to keep my make up on point throughout my photo session. I’ve received so many compliments on my shots and I absolutely love them! Will definitely continue to recommend Jillian to everyone I know.


Bride, November 2017

Listen- if you want not only a fantastic makeup artist but someone who knows everything about wedding timeline/how the day can run seamlessly and stress free Jillian is your girl! The best kind of person to have on your big day. She worked with me over and over without a complaint until we got my makeup exactly how I wanted. Day of she worked with all of my girls keeping us beautiful and together in a chill way. She’s just the best. I will have my makeup done by her again and again for everything I can.


Branding Photoshoot, October 2017

Jillian is my go-to for make-up. For my most recent photoshoot I wanted to look natural and radiant. Jillian nailed it on the head. She's so fun to work with, makes me feel beautiful, and is open to changing things until you're 100% happy.


Bride, September 2017

Jillian was recommended to me by a friend and I loved her from the moment I met her at my makeup trial. In planning my big day I carefully chose to surround myself with the kind of people whose energy relaxes me and uplifts me at the same time. Jillian was no exception. Her warm, down to earth spirit made me feel so comfortable on a day when jitters can be high, and her radiant presence only contributed more joy to the day. Beyond being a lovely human, Jillian’s skill as a makeup artist is unparalleled. I have never felt more beautiful- and the photos live to tell the tale- my skin glowed and my eyes sparkled. Even after a full day of events and hours of dancing, at midnight my face was still kissed with color. Jillian is a delight to work with and generously accomodating. Look no further, you have found the artist you’ve been looking for. 


Bride, September 2017

I loved working with Jillian.  She was low-key and down to earth in her approach and really wanted to make sure I looked the way I wanted to on my special day.  She knew how to pop the natural look enough so I felt special that day and in looking at my photos afterwards.  She made sure I was her focus and helped me figure out how to translate what I wanted.  And she was great with my mom day of with no trial.  My mom wears no makeup at all so Jillian helped her feel like an extra special version of herself.  Jillian was so personable to hang out with and fit right in to our afternoon.  I would work with her again in a heartbeat.  And also grab a glass of wine with her afterwards.


Bride, July 2017

Jillian is an incredibly talented, professional, and fun makeup artist. After my bridal makeup trial, I knew I had made the perfect choice. Jillian listened to all of my concerns during the trial, and she created my dream look for my wedding. During the morning of my wedding, Jillian helped to make me feel at ease, and we had so much fun together! My makeup stayed put for the whole day (it was a hot day in July) through all of the sweat and tears. Jillian is incredibly passionate about her work and stays up to date on all the latest trends. She listens to what her clients want and delivers flawless looks. Jillian is the absolute best!


One-on-One Makeup Class, July 2017

Jillian helped me adapt the way I have always done my makeup. She showed me how to make my eyes really pop for day to day life and for fluorescent audition rooms! The best part was the detailed instructions on how to and what products we used. She was so personable and patient in the learning process, highly recommend!


Lifestyle Shoot, June 2017

Thank you Jillian!! I was so amazed by my gorgeousness during my photo shoot thanks to your make up magic!! You really did an outstanding job making me look totally fabulous and natural at the same time. And now it’s sealed in my headshots for life!


Lifestyle Photoshoot, May 2017

Jill is an incredible makeup artist and an amazing human! She is so knowledgeable and passionate about makeup and helping women feel empowered. Her talent is helping clients to feel like the most stunning, glamorous and fierce version of themselves. I felt so beautiful and confident and I am so thankful for her.


Bride, May 2017

Jillian was the BEST to work with!  It's incredible how talented she is not only at applying various makeup looks, but at also navigating different personalities - which I had a lot of in my bridal party!  Everyone felt and looked beautiful and well cared for and she was so fast my wedding planner couldn't believe we were ahead of schedule all day.  She gave me a completely different look for my rehearsal dinner than for the wedding day itself and was able to make my mother, who never wears makeup feel like a movie star.  My mother actually said, 'If I did wear makeup, this is how I would want to look.  This is the prettiest I've ever felt!'.  Jillian was also so patient with me during the trial and we played with different variations of eyeshadow and lipstick until we found the PERFECT look for the wedding day.  We did the trial in the morning, I ran a ton of errands, took a nap, and the makeup was still perfect with no touch ups for dinner that night!  Same thing on the wedding day - I don't know what magic she's working with but it lasted all the way thru the afterparty with no touch ups without feeling heaving.  I can't say enough, I would recommend her to anyone for any type of event; she's a dream to work with.  


Headshot Makeup, May 2017

Jillian is wonderful! She listened to my needs and preferences, and gave me arguably the best makeover I’ve ever had. My headshots represented me at my best, thanks to Jillian’s fine work. She’s fun to talk to, and made me feel comfortable and welcome in her home. I cannot recommend her highly enough!


Bride, October 2016

Jillian Jarrett is such a professional you will be so thankful to have her talents shared with you. Jillian is specific and will give you exactly what your looking for - and if you don't know what that is she will help you discover it. Jillian understands how to accentuate each individuals best features but also Jillian is smart and easy to work with. Originally I hired Jillian for my wedding and I scheduled a trial with her on a hot summer day in the middle of July. It must have been 95 degrees. I thought the make up was going to slide right off my face the second I got outside, but the make up stayed perfectly all day! After my bridesmaids saw my make-up trial they all hired Jillian- on my wedding day she did six girls including me and every single one of us looked beyond expectation-gorgeous-but still like us. I hired Jillian as my make-up artist for several different occasions after my wedding. Jillian is just truly wonderful and she will improve YOUR beauty. Not only is Jillian very talented she's also kind, thoughtful, and easy to talk to and I feel lucky to have met her. Thank you Jillian for an amazing experience and incredible outcome.


Headshot Makeup, October 2016

If I'm being honest...Jillian Jarrett is fantastic!! Jillian did my make up for my headshots she was a dream to work with from the very beginning. Being an actress herself, Jillian understands the importance of headshot make up and the nuisances & details that can make or break your soon to be "calling card".  I found Jillian through Instagram and soon found she was incredibly easy to communicate with. I met her at her apartment in Manhattan before my session. I showed her some pictures of her past clients' make up that I liked and we spoke about the overall look I was going for. Jillian was a pleasure to chat with during my session and I never had to be tortured by that forced, awkward chit-chat that accompanies meeting someone new. I was so pleased with how my pictures turned out- my skin BARELY needed any retouching in post. Did I mention I felt freaking FABULOUS for the entire day after my session? I would recommend Jillian to anyone looking for a gal who knows her stuff! I look forward to hiring Jillian again!


Bride, September 2016

Jillian was my makeup artist for both my rehearsal dinner and my wedding, and she was an absolute dream from start to finish. Jillian is absolutely stellar with communication; you can count on her for lightning-fast responsiveness, she's friendly, hilarious, so insightful and thoughtful--I swear I felt like she was a member of my bridal party! All of this is above and beyond her expertise in the makeup world--she worked patiently with me to find the perfect products and colors for my face shape and features, my skin, my real-life style (not just a choice between one or two stock 'looks' like some makeup artists seem to have), and my dreams for how I could look during my wedding weekend. We had a fantastic and fun trial for my wedding day look, we went with a bold red lip and Old Hollywood glam for my rehearsal dinner, and I could not have possibly felt more beautiful than I did in warm golds and pinks for my Central Park wedding. Jillian has a forever client and friend in me from here on out; I am planning a tutorial session with her soon and will be using her for some upcoming corporate headshots; I don't want to work with anyone but Jillian! Ever! 

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