Chicago will always have a special place in my heart. It is where I fell in love, learned a hell of a whole lot about life, filmed a reality show, and met my best friend, Nicole Jacob. After a decade of friendship together, our bond is as strong as it was from the day we met. She has been there for me every step of the way. Nicole is also the type of person who can make you laugh so hard you are on the floor crying.
If you have ever had the pleasure of being in her company, you would know exactly what I am talking about. Nicole Jacob is one of a kind and her energy and laugh is contagious. Today, you will still find her in Chicago where she has set up shop at the Paul Rehder Salon where continues her reign as Chicago’s Top Makeup Artist. Her cliental is filled with celebrities, socialites, business women, moms, and more but once you sit in her chair, she will make you feel like the most important person in the world.
I had a chance to sit down with Nicole in her new downtown apartment which she shares with her handsome husband and baby to catch up on all things mommy, makeup and staying motivated! I think all you girls out there will appreciate the helpful tips she shares especially if you are planning on walking down the aisle!
Q. You have been the “it girl” when it comes to makeup in Chicago for over ten years now. What do you enjoy most about what you do?
A. I absolutely love when a woman leaves my chair with a big smile on her face feeling so beautiful! It makes my job so very rewarding.
Q. Congratulations on becoming a new mom. What is it like being an entrepreneur in Chicago, a mom and a wife?
A. I love being a mom. I think I am a better mom when I am working. The time that I spend with my baby and husband is filled with quality love. My family is my priority and than my job follows next so I make sure to always keep that in check. My new years resolution this year is to slow down and appreciate all the joys in my life. I want to enjoy everything around me very slowly so I can take it all in.
Q. Wedding season is approaching, what is the one piece of makeup advice you can give to all the upcoming brides-to-be?
A. Do not mask your face or features. Walk down the aisle with a beautiful youthful look that enhances your features. You want to look like you when your husband sees you. Makeup is suppose to enhance your features so don’t hid your beautiful face.
Q. What celebrity do you think always has her makeup done perfectly?
A. I love Heidi Klum. I love her natural look when she is with her children. I love her clean day look and her smoky eye when she is on the red carpet. Her makeup looks perfect in any photo!
Q. What is your current favorite make up trend?
A. I cant believe im going to say this, RED lipcolor. It looks so beautiful but you have to wear it with a naturel eye and face. Jessica Beil is a great example of this.
Q. My girlfriends are obsessed with your “Nicole Jacob Lip Gloss” that is available on your website, www.nicolejacob.com! Why do you think it is such a hit with all your clients?
A. My clients tell me my non sticky formula that features a hint of mint to plump the lips is a killer.
Q. Who has been your biggest inspiration in life?
A. I’ve always been inspired by the underdog. I am inspired by the person in life that has not handed a thing and is driven and motivated to become the best at what he or she does. I love hearing those stories because they truly motivate me in every way.
Q. What do you love most about being based in Chicago?
A. I love Chicago. It is such a remarkable city. I love all the restaurants,art museums, and festivals. Chicago has everything and there is always something to do. The people of Chicago have that kind Midwestern personality which is so welcoming! If you have ever been to Chicago, you know that the Summers are incredible. You cannot beat a Summer in Chicago.
Q. If you could only take one of your Nicole Jacob products with you on a desert island, which one would you choose and why?
A. I can be 100 percent honest and tell you my concealer . I was just stuck in Michigan recently and the only product I had was my concealer. It saved my life. Well, and my lipgloss is also the best!
Q. You are also known as the “Eyebrow Shaping Queen,” what do you think is a big “DON’T” when it comes to women and their eyebrows?
A. Please do not do your eyebrows in a magnifying mirror. It is the wrong way to shape your brows. Getting the professionally groomed is the best way to keep your brows looking flawless.
To purchase Nicole Jacob Products please go to www.nicolejacob.com
To make a Makeup or Brow Appointment with Nicole Jacob, please call (312) 943-7404 and let her know The Other Hubby sent you!