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 and character makeup, but I love beauty makeup as well.

My aim with The Makeup Refinery is to share everything I have learned about makeup and skincare 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, I want to help you with your beauty concerns along the way, too. New products, tips, 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 1700s 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!!!



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Creating a little Basil Gogos homage in makeup form


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 The Makeup Refinery!!

Take a look around, and click on any of the menu choices at the top of the page to take you to those sections. Or 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!


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

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