I am Jen Matthews and I created Porcelain + Pink because I love women, and want every single one out there to see that she is beautiful! Self-esteem and personal confidence are very important to me. There’s nothing I hate to see more than a woman that can’t see that she is beautiful. The first time I could see a woman’s self image change just because I put makeup on her, I fell in love. The way we look and feel about how we look has a lot, if not everything, to do with how we feel emotionally. How we feel emotionally has EVERYTHING to do with how we act. So look your best, feel your best, be your best! And I haven’t met anyone that isn’t beautiful. Just people who can’t see it in themselves! There’s nothing like the smile of a confident woman! If I am only able to help bring out a few more, I’ve made a difference.
I am an airbrush makeup artist and certified spray tan technician in Birmingham AL. I got into makeup via art. Drawing, painting, whatever I could do. Then I tried art on people, and loved it! Now I have been doing this for over a decade.
Skin is such a beautiful canvas! I worked at MAC Cosmetics in Saks 5th Avenue for just over five years, while also doing freelance makeup before deciding to work for myself. I’ve worked with every avenue of makeup. I love teaching women to do their own makeup, as well as getting brides ready for their dream wedding! I’ve had the opportunity to work for a Straight Line Stitch music video that was shown on MTV as well as a Matthew Mayfield video. I’ve worked with the fabulous Dr. Ro that we’ve all seen on The View, Oprah, and the Dr. Oz Show. I have also done work with local publications such as Portico Magazine, Birmingham Weekly, and B-Metro. I have done work with AIA and Birmingham Fashion Week, and have taught classes at both Paul Mitchell: The School and the Aveda Institute in Birmingham AL.
My Makeup Kit
I keep a fully stocked makeup kit capable of doing any look on any person! I am always looking for the very best and won’t use anything on you that I won’t use on myself. I use only quality brands that are kept to strict sanitary standards. I use airbrush makeup, which you will love because it stays on all day long and looks amazing! I am always out to find the best of the best to bring to my clients. I only use products that I have come to trust to stay on all day long! All products I used have proven to be very compatible to all skin types, textures, colors, sensitivities, etc.
The Personal Stuff
I am married to my very best friend in the world and he is my biggest support. I am the Worship and Creative Pastor for Cultivate Church, where my husband pastors. We have one little guy named Asher who keeps us on our toes ALWAYS! I play guitar, sing, and love to create things and hang out with my fam as much as I can! I love sweets and foreign foods, and am ALWAYS in the mood for coffee!
And if I haven’t yet, I just can’t wait to meet you!