Jaleesa Jaikaran | Makeup Artist Jaleesa Jaikaran | Makeup Artist


Jaleesa Jaikaran grew up in Trinidad, the small island where her life-long passion for makeup was birthed. Her involvement in a fashion show led her to purchase a foundation which became the spark that led her into the world of fashion and beauty.

In 2011, while pursuing her business degree, she landed a job with a cosmetic company, where she was exposed to the international scope of the beauty industry and the opportunity to train her peers. Having worked with Trinidad’s most well-known photographers, designers, and artists and as a freelance beauty writer, she took her unrelenting passion and desire to learn, packed up her bags and moved to New York.

Jaleesa works to enhance a clients' natural beauty, “I like skin to look like skin,” she says. Obsessed with the transformative powers of makeup, her approach has always been to see the entire picture first and tailor it to suit the creative vision. Her inspiration comes from being exposed to diverse cultures and the desire to uplift the self-esteem of women as this was a struggle she experienced growing up.

The vivacity she possesses along with the tremendous expertise and enthusiasm she brings to every job are the driving forces behind her successes thus far. Jaleesa is proud to have been called on to assist Kabuki, Lisa Elridge, Pat McGrath, and Isamaya Ffrench. With that extensive experience, Jaleesa has now had her work in publications like Elle, L'Officiel, Vogue and Schon! 

Currently, Jaleesa spends her time working on commercials and editorials, while collaborating with beauty brands by creating content like before and afters, how to's and reviews.


C E L E B R I T Y : 
Janel Parrish 
Amber Mark
Taryn Manning
Zara Larrson
Lion Babe
Luka Sabbat 
Janice Freeman 
Chloe Levine
Victory Boyd 
Terrence J
Maître Gims 
Super Sako
Denzel Curry
YFN Lucci 
A$AP Ferg
Playboy Carti
Princess Nokia 
Jourdan Dunn
Liana Banks
Lola Marsh 
Devin Mccourty
Jason Mccourty

A D V E R T I S I N G:
Clear Eyes
Bumble & Bumble 
Canada Goose
Shea Moisture Men
Kashmiry Jewelry 
Daughter Jewelry

E D I T O R I A L :
Issue Magazine 
L'Officiel Singapore
Vogue Japan
Vogue Italia 
Marie Claire Indonesia 
Beauty Archive Official 
Out Magazine
Elle Serbia
Elle Indonesia
Elle Kazakhstan
The Last Magazine
The Atlas Magazine
Jute Magazine 
Satellite Journal
1883 Magazine
OMIT Magazine
Duex Hommes
IO Donna
Lucy's Magazine
Heaven Has Heels
The Burgundy NYC 
Sicky Magazine
Filtered Magazine

N E T W O R K S : 
Arise TV 
Revolt TV

B R A N D S:  
Stella McCartney 
John Hardy
Canada Goose 
Vanity Fair
Clear Eyes
Jam + Rico 
Shea Moisture Men
Milk Makeup
Taryn Brows
Barefoot Blonde
Kashmiry Jewelry 
Married to the Mob
Palmer's Cocoa Butter
New England Patriots
Ace & Jig 

F A S H I O N  S H O W S:
V Files Runway 8

Louis Vuitton
Zac Posen 
Dolce & Gabbana
Noon by Noor
The Blonds 
Jeremy Scott
Zadig & Voltaire 
Nina Ricci
Gypsy Sport
Katie Gallagher
August Getty 
Sally LaPointe 
Ohne Titel 
Manish Arora 
Each x Other
Guy Laroche 
Thom Browne 
ODD by Judson Harmon 

B E A U T Y  W R I T E R / E D I T O R:
Royal Report Online Magazine
We Style Print Magazine
Fuzion Magazine
Trinidad Lookbook Magazine