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How This Incredible Make Up Artist Became So Successful Doing What He Loves

How This Incredible Make Up Artist Became So Successful Doing What He Loves

He is the face of NYX, and has become the first male star of their TV commercials.  He has won awards for amazing artwork with his makeup, currently into the top 30 for the Face Awards, and is a huge hit on Youtube with his v/logs, makeup tutorials and general beauty, snapchat and Instagram, under the name "And That's Jacob".  The tutorials are inspirational.  His makeup skills are incredible.  Worth subscribing to his v/logs on Youtube.

One of Jacob's makeup styles on Instagram.

One of Jacob's makeup styles on Instagram.

Jacob's award winning makeup for the Face Awards.  Now you can see why he was so stressed out in the video below.  This makeup took Jacob over 5 hours to complete, without all the practice sessions.  He is a perfectionist. 

Jacob's award winning makeup for the Face Awards.  Now you can see why he was so stressed out in the video below.  This makeup took Jacob over 5 hours to complete, without all the practice sessions.  He is a perfectionist. 

Warning - Jacob is Gen Y so there is some swearing in the videos.  

So how did Jacob become such a huge success?

He started watching youtube videos when he was 14-16, and Beauty and makeup tutorials on the makeup channel.  He then went on to do a makeup course, then worked with Mac Cosmetics full time.

Jacob went onto events, always said yes, which led him to become the face of NYX cosmetics before he was 20.  See the commercial here.

His advice to someone who is different and wants to follow their own path is to do exactly that.

Believe in your uniqueness, creativity, and talent.

Believe that you CAN do it.

It's important to have idols that you look up to who have been in the same situation as you, and still made it, because no one becomes successful without a fight or without people doubting them.

Jacob is absolutely gorgeous, so humble and beautiful.  Such a pleasure to meet this talented guy.

Read about Jacob's amazing relationship with his family here.

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