Here’s a list of the most frequently asked questions that I’ve received. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please feel free to contact via email or DM on social media.
Thanks for stopping by! -Jae
::Makeup / Beauty::
Are you a Makeup Artist? Do you do it professionally?
I do consider myself a makeup artist, but I am not currently working as one professionally – aside from the occasional “out-of-the-blue” gig. I have been both MUA and Photographer for several professional shoots in the past, and while it was a blast, my health no longer allows me to participate in the rockstar life. I am actively creating and sharing looks via social media and this blog. Welcome to my insanity, I hope you enjoy it here.
Did you go to school to become a Makeup Artist?
No. I am a self-taught makeup artist and have been honing my craft since 2008. I fell in love with special effects and theatrical makeup while in college and since then have been practicing and experimenting with different medias ever since. I am constantly growing as a makeup artist and love to stay up-to-date with the latest makeup trends.
Where do you purchase your wigs?
The easiest answer is simply: The Internet. I have purchased several of my wigs off of Amazon. Sometimes they turn out well, others… well… not so much. I try to make sure to mention where I purchased each wig when I post a look or tutorial. Recently, I have been in love with a few companies at the moment: Penny Dreads and Wigs, Rockstar Wigs, ISIS Hair, LizWigs and Epic Cosplay Wigs! Keep an eye out for a brand new series coming to the blog Late Summer 2016
Where do you get your SFX Contacts?
My SFX, non-prescription contacts are from CamoEyes.com. (Provided by CamoEyes for review // 10/14) My circle lenses are either from PinkyParadise.com or Uniquso.com My standard diameter, color lenses are from Geo-Color-Lenses.com
What foundation do you use?
My ‘shade-o-face’ is pretty weird, and I (normally) can’t get away with wearing just one product. I usually end up mixing two or three shades just to match my skin tone. It’s super annoying, but c’est la vie. Currently, I am using: MUFE Ultra HD Foundation or Water Blend Foundation in Y215 & Y 225 (mixed) | Smashbox BB Water in Fair mixed with Cover FX Custom Cover Drops Concealer wise: Kat Von D Lock It Concealer in Light 18 | Urban Decay Naked Concealer in Light | NARS Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
What are some of your favorite makeup products?
I am a huge, HUGE Sugarpill Cosmetics fan and have been since 2010. Love, love, love them. I think I’m addicted. Other than that, I’m quite fond of Urban Decay, Melt Cosmetics, Lunatick Cosmetics Labs, Espionage Cosmetics, and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. As of Jan. 2015 I officially became a Nerd Makeup Ambassador for Espionage Cosmetics. I love them, and I think you will agree! Nerd makeup. It’s a thing!
How do you create your digital Face Charts?
I use a combination of apps on my iPad: Glamzy2, Adobe Draw, Afterlight, and Over. I also create face charts with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Word of caution since there aren’t that many “face chart” creator apps out there – DO NOT PURCHASE THE APP CALLED “FACE CHART PRO!” It is horrible, out-of-date, and not worth it at all.
Can I recreate one of your looks and face charts?
Sure, I only ask that you credit me for the original creator and link back to either my website or social media profile (if posting on Tumblr/Instagram). If you recreate one of my looks and share it on social media, please include the hashtag: #ohjaechaos so I can check it out. I always try to give credit where credit is due so if I am inspired by one of your looks I will return the favor.
Do you take requests for tutorials and looks?
Oh yes. I love to hear what my readers/followers would like to see. Keep in mind that due to illness or scheduling, I may not be able to come automatically up with something. However, I do write all tutorial ideas down, and sooner or later they will happen. I will mention that if another makeup guru has a wonderful tutorial for a particular look, I will most likely point you in their direction. There’s no sense in completely copying another guru. It’s not cool.
Do you do collaborations with other Makeup Artists or Makeup Brands?
I would love to branch out and work with other talented MUAs and makeup companies that I adore. Please email me your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Collab” in the subject line. Keep in mind; I may ask to see a sample of your work/portfolio just to get a feel for your style.
Why are your pictures so good? Are you a professional photographer?
Yes! Before all this fun medical stuff started to happen, I was a full-time, award-winning, professional lifestyle and wedding photographer. I still dabble in photography professionally, but I am no longer accepting clients other than the occasional gig for family. My photography tends to be more self-portrait, makeup or creature portraiture, and product photography as of late. Do I miss the rockstar life? Somedays. Other days I am glad that I don’t have to be stressed out always. I love photography and am still passionate about it.
Are you a model?
As far as the modeling goes, no I am not a model, professionally-speaking. I was a professional Master of Ceremonies for several years, and I know how to carry myself with confidence. Also, that whole being a professional photographer thing helps me correctly position my body for photography. I am a firm believer in the fact that everyone is beautiful, no matter your size, shape or skin-tone. Just keep in mind that I take a lot of pictures and several of them are of me just making silly faces at the camera. #truth
What type of Camera do you use?
Currently, I am wielding a Canon T6i Rebel camera with a few different professional lenses. In the past, I have used a Canon T3i, a Samsung NX300 and Canon 5Diii. I use professional lighting equipment for most of my photography and have almost a decade of photography experience under my belt.
What editing software programs do you use?
For anything still photography related, I use both Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. For my video editing software goodies, I use Adobe Premiere and After Effects. My Favorite Mobile Apps are Over, Afterlight, Enlight, and PhotoGrid.
Can you teach me your ways?
As I said, I have several years of trial and failure under my belt. I am always happy to share whatever information I know, but you need to know that practice does help, and you won’t be “a professional” overnight. Take the time to enjoy the journey, make mistakes, and gobble up all the knowledge you can.
PR / Sponsored Content Opportunities:
Our company would like to sponsor content on jaeCHAOS.com.
All inquiries along those lines should be emailed to me at email@example.com. For any businesses that are interested in sponsoring products to review, please make sure you include a press kit or links to your website. **Please note: All the goods received for consideration do not guarantee a review on this blog, unless otherwise agreed upon prior to receiving the product. If there is a review, know that it will be 100% my honest opinion.**
We want to send you something. Is that alright?
I am always honored when companies decide to send me PR. I think it is awesome. Please reach out to me via email so we can talk further.
Who are you currently affiliated with
I have been a Nerd Makeup Ambassador for Espionage Cosmetics since January 2015 and am also an Amazon Affiliate. I am also a member of a few influencer-type communities such as Influenster, Obviously Social, and Fohr Card. I am open to exploring other additional affiliate or sponsorship opportunities.
What brands have you worked with in the past?
Over the few years, I have had the immense pleasure to work with brands such as Eylure, Dermablend, Make Up For Ever, Quirkbooks, and Espionage Cosmetics. If you or your brand is interested in working with me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can send along my full media kit.
Product Photography Inquiries
While my rockstar photographer days are over, I still find time to flex my photography muscles in Product Photography. Current and Past Clients include Espionage Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever, and Geisha Wigs. If you would like to see a portfolio of my work, please contact me via email and include the subject “Product Photography Inquiry” along with some information about your company.
Do you have a P.O. Box?
Currently, I do not have a PO Box but it is something that I would like to acquire in the near future – thanks to some interest from my awesome followers / fans. If you are looking to send some PR items my way, please email me so we may talk further and get my contact details.
What sorts of sponsored review posts are you looking for
I am currently looking to work with companies that are all about: makeup/skin care, wigs, nerd life, nerd and geek fashion/accessories, and cosplay. I love to work with brands that I already know and love as well as up and coming indie brands. If you have any questions, I would love to answer them. Send me an email: email@example.com.
:: Life / General::
Alter-Ego, eh? jaeCHAOS isn't your REAL NAME?
Nope. jaeCHAOS isn’t my birth name, but it is the name that I choose to go by on the interwebs, for both my cosplay alias and for general internettery. I like to keep my private life private and my MUA/Cosplay/Blogger-life via an alter-ego super-hero. If you would like to follow my adventures around on social media – you can find me almost everywhere at @ohjaechaos
Sick? What happened to your spoons? I'm confused.
In late 2013 I was diagnosed with a rare form of Lupus (among pre-existing things like POTS, RA, PCOS, Type II Diabetes, and Basilar/Syncopal migraines – it’s a whole body party!). Lupus is an invisible, chronic auto-immune disease. Loss of Spoons: SEE SPOON THEORY. Some days are good, other days… are not as fun, let’s just leave it at that. It’s not all gloom and doom. It has been a life-changer, but I keep on the up and up and remind to “Just keep swimming.” I am a Lupus+ Warrior, and the battle is not over yet.
What are some of your favorite fandoms?
Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, The Dresden Files, Marvel Universe, BATMAN, Firefly, Sherlock, Star Trek AND Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Steven Universe… just to name a few. I can go on and on… NERD LIFE IS THE ONLY LIFE FOR ME!
Are you single?
Oh heavens, no. I am happily married to the LUB of my LIFE, Mr. Chaos. We’ve been traveling through life on our little adventure since 2010. Our happy little family consists of two adorkable dog-children and a pet rock named Charlie.
Cosplay? Everyday Cosplay
Yes and Yes. They are awesome and they give me the ability to transform my silly little self into creatures not of this universe and beyond. If you’d like to know more – just search for Cosplay and Everyday Cosplay categories here on the blog.
Your life seems so glamorous. What do you do in your spare time?
HAHAHA! My life is far from glamorous. As someone who is dealing with several chronic illnesses, I tend to live my life day to day. Some days are better than others, and for that I am immensely grateful… however, there are those bad days which aren’t much fun being stuck in bed. Remember, with almost every beauty/lifestyle blogger – you only see 5% of their life. Most of the time, I am sans-makeup and chillaxing in my Chewbacca footie pajamas.
I want to send you fan mail. Is that okay?
I’ve never received “fan mail” before and since I don’t have a proper P.O. Box yet – I ask that you hold off till I get one. I’m kinda weird, I know. However, if one of my makeup shots inspires you to draw something, I would love to see it – be sure to tag me in your picture on Instagram or email it to me. I absolutely love those sorts of things and would be completely honored if you drew me. BTW, when I do finally get enough interest into getting a P.O. Box, I would love some penpals. Snail mail is my jam.
What is the best way to contact you?
By email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via direct message on my Instagram or Twitter profiles.