“I just want to thank you so much for the WONDERFUL job you did on my daughter. You had such a calming effect on her and I am truly grateful for you and your talent as well as your compassion! She had a grand time and I know it is mostly due to the confidence you gave her!!!”
Co-Owner Fancy's on Fifth & MELT
"Jestina, as always....you know just what to do. I am always on cloud nine after you do my makeup. You have a way with color and make it into an art form. Working with you is a treat and a pleasure."
Dr. Mary Louise Guerry-Force
"Jestina, I have been enjoying my Aware Cosmetics products that you sent me. Most importantly, I have loved my updated look that you helped me with recently. I have tried every morning to use your techniques and methods and have become fairly proficient now with the steps as I go through the routine. I have gotten many compliments about my "new" look and I know I could not have done it without your vision."
Director, Fashion & Print Divisions
Real People Models & Talent Agency
"If there could be one word to describe Jestina Howard both professionally and personally that word would be AWESOME!!!. She always brings a positive, warm personality with her on every project she does and she always make my people look beautiful to boot!It's a win win situation....... Jestina is a rare find indeed!"
Former VP Trend Merchandising & Trend Merchandising
"I can honestly say that I have worked with makeup artists all over the country and Jestina stands right up there with the best and the brightest. She knows how to bring out the best in people and is always the ultimate professional. I appreciate her talent, her work ethic and her consistency."
“I love my Valentine red lip gloss!!!! This is the prettiest, most luxurious lip gloss, EVER!! I've never seen a red like this, amazing!!! I can't stop looking at myself!! Thank you, of course I will be getting more!! AWARE COSMETICS ROCKS!!!!!!
Keisa “Thenaturalhairdiva” Sharp
Founder, All Shea Naturals Products
“Love the bold, rich color of HAUTE, it lasts all day which is a rare benefit found in a lipgloss.”
Founder & Executive Director W.A.V.E. Inc.
Owner, CaPant Event Production Company
"Jestina and I have worked on several production projects together, but most importantly my wedding! She made me look like a porcelain doll! I love how she can take a canvas and make something amazingly beautiful! Her expertise, professionalism, creativity, personality, passion and good heart for people is immeasurable- off the chart! I will continue to refer EVERYONE to her!"
"Birmingham Magazine counts on Jestina as a crucial creative source. Whether it's sharing fashion and makeup trends with us or putting that "just right"? face on our models at photo shoots, I always know that she will come prepared with everything we need- including a special sense of style and professionalism. The bonus is that Jestina is also completely awesome and fun to work with. When she's working on our team, we know even a long day will be enjoyable and that everyone will be beautiful when they get up from her chair."
Former General Manager
Birmingham Weekly Paper
“Jestina Howard is an extremely talented, calm, cool and collected professional. I have had the pleasure of working with her not only with models on fashion shoots, but Birmingham Weekly's annual Women's Issue as well. She really knows how to bring out the best in each face she does- a true artist!”
Former Commissioner Jefferson County, AL
Former WBRC FOX-6 TV News Anchor
"I use to dread taking promotional pictures while working on local television. No one could ever get my makeup to look natural. When the station hired Jestina, my entire look changed. She knew exactly what to do. With her touch, my makeup was flawless! For the first time my promotional pictures were exceptional. She is the best!"
Wendy Boyce Blazyk
"Jestina Howard is a true artist in every sense of the word. She applied my wedding day makeup and I was absolutely thrilled with the results. Her talent and eye for bringing out one's features is truly amazing! Not only were the results beyond my expectations, but just spending the time with her while she applied my makeup was incredibly relaxing. Her extraordinary talent, calm demeanor, and kind spirit helped me feel calm, confident and very pampered before walking down the aisle. I felt like a princess and a movie star all at the same time! Jestina's services should be one glamorous "must have" on every bride's wedding day list."
"When I'm booked on a job, the first thing I usually ask is "Will there be a make-up artist?"? Vain as it may be.... When I find out that the make-up artist is THE Jestina Howard- I KNOW I will not only be looking my best, but feeling extremely confident in my delivery of script... and having that confidence makes my job so much easier! No matter how early a shoot or what I may have been doing the night before (morning puffy eyes DON'T LIE) ... I KNOW Jestina will be able to transform me to an on-camera talent with the most amazing, fresh, clean look... her work, her make-up artistry- is quite simply MAGICAL!"
Clinical Social Worker
Mother of the Bride
"You are a magician!! Jestina thanks again for your professionalism and for your incredible skill in making us all look so beautiful. I thought that Julie looked like a china doll and actually, when I looked at her after you had finished with her, I teared up - it really was the only time I actually cried during the day of the wedding day! Thanks again and I hope that one day we will day we will call you to come and help us again when our other daughter finds that special someone."
"Every experience I've had with Jestina has been a positive one. She's always willing to go above and beyond makeup, hair and styling. She'll lend a hand during a shoot moving equipment or acting as another pair of eyes when setting up a shot. She'll even be an extra in the video if asked! She's flexible with her time which is a huge asset when shooting schedules or locations change unexpectedly or are planned with short notice. I can always count on Jestina to do a beautiful job on everyone. She brings professionalism and a positive attitude to the set, which makes it fun. Jestina is a true talent and asset to have on any production crew."
Marjorie “The Main Dish”
Former WAPI 1070 AM Radio Personality
"Jestina and her make up line have changed my life. I will never leave my house again without mascara on because it makes a girl look awake, which is a generally desirable look for me. Jestina taught me the secrets of eye liner, what colors to use and where to place it. I always wondered about that and now I know. Aware Cosmetics are reasonably priced, stay on my face with minimal touch ups (who am I kidding? I don’t have time to touch up my make up after 7:15 a.m.!), and are very easy on my sensitive skin. My absolute favorite make up item is the Line N’ Lacquer lip liner/lip gloss duo. It looks absolutely flawless every time – probably because Jestina taught me how to apply it. I always feel confident about my make-up and how I look and, frankly, that’s priceless!"
Former Director of Grants & Community Partnerships- Leading Edge Institute
“Jestina Howard, you are the best makeup artist (and person) ever. You made me feel and look beautiful on my wedding day.”
Director of Marketing
Cushman & Wakefield/EGS Commercial Real EstateBride
“I appreciate you being a part of my wedding day. You did a fantastic job on my makeup. I felt so beautiful and received so many compliments on my makeup. You are truly talented at what you do. Our pictures turned out fabulous- you knew exactly what I needed, so thanks for the suggestions.”
Jennifer Gowers, CMP
President , GoPro Event Solutions, LLC
“I want to thank you so much for the wonderful experience and expertise that I enjoyed during our makeup session! Our first company photo shoot went so much more smoothly and definitely turned out far more superior than for us to have done our makeup ourselves. Your business is a much needed service and I have and will continue to recommend you specifically to my friends and clientele.”