The Mgido philosophy is encapsulated in one phrase - beauty is how you feel. How you feel inside will always reflect on the outside.
Jacque Mgido is a force to be reckoned with. Her passion is in helping women of all colors to shine. She believes that darker complexions have been neglected by the cosmetics and beauty industry, so she started her own brand. Her motivation is to make her beauty secrets and makeup line available to the entire world.
The Jacque Mgido line offers brilliant colors that work immaculately with all complexions – a truly international brand bridging culture and race. Her products are all fragrance-free, allergy tested, noncomedogenic, cruelty-free and made in California.
The line specializes in bringing “color” back to all complexions because people from different cultural backgrounds offer an incredible palate upon which to bring out an inner magnificence. On many skin tones, color really “pops” helping to accentuate the gorgeousness of the human form in all its myriad hues.
Jacque has made it her mission to keep her beauty products and makeup application knowledge available for people of every color, age, and creed. She aims to connect with individuals to teach them application techniques and beauty secrets. She feels that education is a key component to her mission. That is why the Jacque Mgido line is offered with video tutorials, in-person trainings, and additional ways to soak up Mgido’s passion and expertise.
Jacque started humbly with Vault Cosmetics – the first cosmetics brand started by a Zimbabwean to cater to the climate of Africa. To those who are unfamiliar with Zimbabwe, this is an astonishing feat. The country is exceptionally beautiful and culturally rich, but like many African countries it has suffered some economic hardships in the past decade.
After growing up in Zimbabwe, Jacque moved to the U.S. She worked various odd jobs to make ends meet including being a maid and a babysitter. She worked behind the counter selling makeup for Clarins and Estee Lauder, and eventually moved to Hollywood. There she attended a master’s program for beauty and special effects and learned how to apply makeup for film artists, the fashion industry, and more.
Her vibrant personality and master-level skills as a makeup artist led her to work with many of Hollywood’s top celebrities including Neo, Snoop Dog, Jamie Foxx, Rene Russo, John Legend, Wiz Kalifa, Randy Jackson, Carla Hall and dozens more. She has also offered her makeup artistry to Luis Vuitton campaigns, Elle Magazine, the MTV Awards, the Emmy Awards, the Oscars and many other famed occasions.
Though Jacque resides in California now, she stays true to her roots, often traveling back to her native country, and staying deeply involved in her local community.
She has proven that no matter where or how you start, you can create greatness by honoring the beauty within you and zealously sharing it with others. She is truly dedicated to bringing this message to the world through the Jacque Mgido line.