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Life and Work with Jackie Flores

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jackie Flores.

Jackie, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started my YouTube channel almost three years ago. I knew I always had a passion for makeup & would always be doing these crazy looks until my friends & family encouraged me to start a channel to post the looks. I was nervous to put myself out there but I took a chance & filmed a makeup tutorial on a soft, brown look. From there, I was addicted to filming & saved up enough money to buy better lights, lens, microphones & the newest makeup at Sephora! Ever since then, I’ve continued to post makeup tutorials but also began to add product reviews, vlogs, challenges, and fashion videos to my channel.

Has it been a smooth road?
It has not been a smooth road. I feel as if it’s rare for someone I start a channel & automatically gain 1,000 subs in the first month. It’s hard work! You have to be consistent & continue to create unique & different content than everyone else. There were moments where I would stop uploading because I felt discouraged to upload a video & have no views or comments… but that actually hurt my channel even more. I finally got out of that rut & began posting more looks & I noticed my channel began to thrive again!

My advice to anyone starting a channel or an Instagram account is to keep posting no matter how many likes, views or comments it gets! It doesn’t matter if just your mom or your sister are the ones engaging with the video, just keep putting good content out there & eventually there will be that one video that starts trending & allows more people to discover your channel. I promise that the hard work you put in will always be rewarded when it’s your time.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with your business – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Colorful looks are what I am most known for & my proudest looks I do. I love sitting down at my vanity with a handful of colorful palettes & just thinking “How can I use as many colors at once?”. Sometimes, it’s a hit or miss with what I create using so many colors, but I love having a bold eye look that really stands out!

I think my favorite videos to a film are testing out new skincare products that are meant to get rid of pimples and acne scars. I used to have acne two years ago that left me with very pitted scars but through my channel, I’ve been able to try out new products & see how they work on my skin! My viewers love those videos because it’s helpful to them to see if a product works on someone who has similar skin issues as them.

Were there people and/or experiences you had in your childhood that you feel laid the foundation for your success?
My parents have always been very supportive of any hobbies or passions that I’ve had. When I started asking my parents to let me wear makeup in 8th grade, they took me to MAC to buy my very own makeup products to wear to my graduation. I remember my first eyeshadow was “Cork” from MAC & a nude lip called “Angle” that I wore every single day.

If it wasn’t for my parents always encouraging me to be myself & Express my creativity, I would have never gotten into makeup or started my channel. I’m glad my family & boyfriend continue to push me every day to work hard & follow my dreams! I love them so much.

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Instagram: thejackieflores

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