Welcome!

My name is Kerrin Jackson and I have been working as a makeup artist for film and television for the last 25 years. I’ve been fortunate enough to be acknowledged with 3 Emmy nominations for my makeup work.

The majority of my work is special effects makeup, but I love beauty makeup and character work as well.

My aim with Utter Musings is to share everything I have learned about makeup, skincare, and beauty, with you.

In a competitive field such as this one, complete transparency is vital. It helps all of us in the long run.

And while I’m constantly on the hunt for new special effects-related products myself, my aim is to help you with your beauty concerns along the way, too. New products, bargains, techniques, and skincare concerns. You name it!

Over the course of my career I have made up everything from aliens to werewolves, centaurs to zombies and created beauty looks from the 1800s to the present day.

With such a broad makeup career behind me, it’s always exciting to talk about tools and techniques. As well as all the things we all love about makeup, and why we love them.

However, I’m not just a makeup artist! I’ll also be sharing some of my interests outside of makeup as well.

Gardening takes up a lot of my spare time, as you know if you follow my Instagram page at all!! I make no apologies!!!

I am passionate about animals and the natural world. I also have an appreciation for art, new and old, and am an avid movie lover. Where do we stop?

My location work has seen me fortunate enough to visit some beautiful and exotic places across the globe. I look forward to sharing some of these experiences also.

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Creating a little Basil Gogos homage in makeup form

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Film and television makeup work is fast-paced. It can be stressful at times and often means working long hours. It is intensely grueling and somewhat removed from the glamour that the end product may lead you to believe. However, it is utterly addictive and rewarding!

Well, with all that said, I’d love to again say welcome aboard! I hope we can have a laugh along the way, perhaps learn a thing or two as we go 🙂

So, welcome to my musings!! Take a look around, click on the navigation menu at the top of my home page. Click right here and it will take you straight to the home page.

If there’s a product, a pain point of yours, or a topic you’d particularly like to read and learn more about, please feel free to reach out! I’ll make it happen!

Thanks,

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I love providing my thoughts on makeup and skincare, and have been quoted in these top publications:

  • Allure
  • Insider
  • HGTV
  • AARP
  • The Penny Hoarder
  • She Finds
  • The List
  • The Editorialist
  • Business Insider Australia
  • Sixty And Me
  • Best Life Online
  • Formulate
  • The Foundation Fairy