Aware Cosmetics & Makeup Services


Jestina Howard - Aware Cosmetics

Jestina Howard has worked as a professional makeup artist for over 20 years in the areas of print, television, video, live performance and private consultations. With years of experience and tireless commitment, she is a highly sought after cosmetics professional. Jestina is known for enhancing her clients without changing the essence of who they are. She creates clean, polished and stylish makeup applications focusing mainly on corporate and beauty makeup.

Her work has appeared in dozens of local, national and international trade publications, magazines, and newspapers, as well as commercials and telecasts. Some of her clients include Birmingham Magazine, People Magazine, Essence Magazine, The Food Network, Saks Inc., WBRC FOX-6, CBS Sports, FOX Sports South, MTV, Vulcan Materials, Regions Bank and Oak Street Hair Group, just to name a few. Over the years she has been a freelance regional makeup artist for such major cosmetic companies as MAC, Bobbi Brown, Lancome and Elizabeth Arden.

In 2003 Jestina created the Aware Cosmetics product line to further service her makeup clients and others who were looking for products that could be easily customized in palettes, had good pigment, were fragrance free and not tested on animals.

Not one to rest on her laurels, Jestina attends beauty trade shows in New York, Miami, Las Vegas and Los Angeles to stay abreast of current makeup trends, techniques and products. She has a license from the Alabama Board of Cosmetology. She holds a certification in photography and video makeup from the Barbara Salamone Conservatory of Esthetics in Chicago, Illinois along with an airbrush certification and training from Dina Ousley, creator of the Dinair Airbrush Systems. She has obtained degrees in fashion merchandising and communications. Jestina has also attended training sessions with makeup artist to the stars, Sam Fine, author of Fine Beauty, James Vincent, Michael DeVellis, Noreen Young and Emmy award-winning makeup artists Eve Pearl and Todd McIntosh.

Additionally, Jestina a member of The Powder Group based in New York, is a broadcast beauty spokesperson for Proctor & Gamble's Beauty Brands. She's a beauty editor for Haute Pink online e-magazine , My Scoop online e-magazine and does a regular beauty segment on ABC3340’s Talk of Alabama Morning Show.



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