If you’ve ever met Jade and Angel (a.k.a. @Mac_daddyy and @jadeywadey180 on Instagram), or are following them on social, you know that they are both creatively gifted and incredibly talented make-up artists, but they are also best friends! Drawing inspiration from the Renaissance era, Jade and Angel brought the notion of royal glamour back to life and launched an exclusive Royalty Eye Polish and Matte Lip collection consisting of Angel’s five-piece eye shadow kit and Jade’s quartet of lip colors.
We sat down with both artists to dish out all the juicy details of their joint collection whilst they were glamming for their launch party in Beverly Hills.
Tell us a little bit about yourselves…
Jade: I am a makeup artist from San Diego. I recently moved to LA and I have been doing make up artistry for 10 years. I am also an aesthetician and have been doing that for 6 years. So, anything beauty, glam or skin-related, I’m obsessed with.
Angel: I’m a celebrity makeup artist, entrepreneur, beauty mogul, jet-setter, creative director, and so much more! I’ve never liked to put myself in a box. I love venturing into different avenues and exploring different industries! It’s all about being open-minded and always setting new goals for yourself.
How did you get into makeup artistry?
J: Growing up I was obsessed with painting and drawing faces, so for me makeup was just the next step , it was art on a live canvas. Every time I do makeup on a client, it feels new and exciting to me. Makeup artistry came as second nature to me, it always seemed really easy and I loved it so much. I also worked in a tattoo parlor earlier in my career, so that’s another fun little fact about me you may not have known.
A: I have always been fascinated with makeup, ever since I was a little boy! My mom would take me shopping with her at department stores and I would just be in awe like a little kid in a candy store! Everything was so shiny and colorful! My very first job as a makeup artist was when I was 16. I worked at a kiosk in the center of the mall where we sold mineral makeup. It was my job to stop traffic and invite people to check out our line. It was a little embarrassing asking strangers to stop and test the product, but that job really broke me out of my shell!
Throughout different jobs I acquired in my teen years, I found myself always coming back to makeup. I fell in love with the idea of being able to make people feel great about themselves.
How did you two become friends?
A: We met on the PÜR trip to Cabo earlier this year and we instantly gravitated towards each other.
Which PÜR product can you not live without?
J: Obviously my lip kit!! But also the Eye Polishes. I have been obsessed with the Eye Polishes since I tried them on the trip with PÜR to Mexico and I cannot live without my Satin Eye Polish. It is the perfect rose gold shimmer!
A: Definitely my mineral glow bronzer. I absolutely love it! I love the texture, I love the color and I love what it does for my skin. It’s like a staple for me! My PÜR 4-in-1 Mineral Powder Foundation , its my go-to when I touch up. I have the 10th Anniversary one, so I just love pulling it out, because it looks so pretty and sparkly and it always comes in handy.
Why did you collaborate with PÜR to create your collection?
J: I have been wanting to come out with lip products for a very long time and I was contacted by many different brands to do a collaboration with, but PÜR is the first brand I felt comfortable with putting my name on because their matte formula is so velvety and comfortable on the lip , they don’t ever crack!! PÜR just has a beautiful formula that feels amazing.
How did you pick the shades for your collection?
J: I wanted to do lip colors that are wearable for all type of skin tones and that look good on everyone. Cake was inspired by the nude that I always wanted to own, but could never find , it is the most perfect neutral shade. I wanted a rose gold shimmer gloss that had sparkles in it, and that is how Queen of Hearts was created. I love royal glamour and deep jewel tones so Empress is the perfect shade for a night out. Lastly Mirror is an iridescent cotton candy pink wearable lip for an everyday look.
A: When creating my colorways, I wanted to make shades that would become staples in all of my glam looks! There’s something for everybody! Silk was one of the first Eye Polishes I ever used and immediately fell in love with it so I wanted to make sure we included that in my kit. The gold and bronze shade are my every day go-tos and the dark purple and glittery gun metal color are for the days you really want to slay! All of the shades have a beautiful sparkle which I felt was a direct reflection of me and my personality!
What was the best part and the most challenging part about creating this collection?
J: The best part was seeing the collection come to life, especially at our photoshoot , slaying, being kings and queens and feeling completely in our element because me and Angel are always super extra.
I think the hardest part was narrowing down the colors to 4 final shades, because there were so many colors I could’ve picked. But I feel like the four that I did choose represented my brand the most , the perfect nude, two beautiful luscious glosses and a really nice berry shade perfect for the holiday season.
A: The most challenging part was definitely the feeling of not having enough sparkle in the product. I didn’t want to hold back when it came to how much sparkle was in there. We had a long back and forth process to make sure that we finally got something perfect that suited all of us. The best part was the end result of seeing everything come to life and the photoshoot because it allowed us to really get into character and feel like royalty.
Do you have a piece of advice for aspiring makeup artists?
A: Location is everything! You want to align yourself in a place you are able to network with other artists, models, photographers and brands. Do not be afraid of putting yourself out there and remember to work really hard and be passionate about what you are doing. Always have an optimistic attitude!
J: I feel extremely blessed for all the things that happened to me. I never thought that being a makeup artist would lead me to where I am today. I feel like I have the most amazing job in the world because I wake up every day feeling like I am not even working. Instead, I’m doing what I love every second of my life. So the advice that I would give is never stop thinking that you can’t have what you dream of because it totally can become a reality and the best thing that has ever happened to you.
What do you hope your fans will take away from this collection?
J: The colors I created are all extremely special to me because they are all colors that I feel are very wearable for all skin types and skin tones. I love that they embody glamour.
A: I hope my fans take away confidence. I really wanted to design something that made everyone feel like absolute royalty.
Shop both kits on purcosmetics.com on November 28th for $42 each.