Jackie Aina is one of the well-known makeup influencers who started her career through YouTube. A winner of the NAACP Image Award for “YouTuber of the Year” in 2018. She has been an advocate for diversity in the makeup industry, leading to her cutting ties with Morphe.
Here is everything you need to know about Jackie Aina.
A Supportive Partner
Jackie Aina has been blessed with immense support from her fiancé, Denis Asamoah, a British entrepreneur. Her fiancé is also a men’s lifestyle and fitness influencer.
Jackie and Denis crossed paths in 2017, and Denis made their relationship Instagram official after he uploaded a picture on Instagram. Since then, the duo has featured each other multiple times on social media, with adorable captions, including their trip to Santorini, Greece.
The couple started the next chapter of their relationship after Denis finally proposed to Jackie in August 2019. Her boyfriend took the moment by surprise when he popped the question inside a room filled with flower petals with a perfect sunset view.
Jackie and her fiance, Denis, has remained engaged and are yet to tie the knot as of September 2021. The YouTuber was formerly married to a mysterious man when she was just 20 years old. Although her ex-husband inspired her to join the military, her marriage did not last long as the duo divorced a year after their wedding.
From Military to Make Up Icon
Jackie joined the United States Army reserve after two years of college. However, she found her love for makeup during her time in the military. Her popularity comes as a YouTuber, a career she started in 2009.
Jackie covers makeup trends and cosmetics and has become quite popular over the years. She has amassed over 3.58 million subscribers on her channel. Her popularity has enabled her to work with brands such as e.l.f cosmetics.
In 2017, the makeup artist partnered with Sigma Beauty and released “Must Have,” a set of five brushes. The same year, she launched two rose gold powder highlighters, followed by a collaboration with Too Faced to expand the number of shades after her concern of brands not providing enough shades. Likewise, she also released an eyeshadow palette in collaboration with Anastasia Beverly Hills.
Jackie Aina comes from a Nigerian-American Family
Jacquelyn Lonje Olayiwola Oyeshola Bolayemi Aina was born in 1987 in the United States. She celebrates her birthday on August 4, which makes her age 34. She was born into a Nigerian-American family and grew up with three brothers and three sisters.
Jackie initially wanted to become a doctor or a lawyer but decided to join the US Military. However, she dropped from her service to pursue her makeup dreams.