Actor Devery Jacobs Creates 3 Makeup Looks Using All Indigenous Beauty Brands

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Indigenous actor Devery Jacobs has been having quite the busy year. She starred in the hit FX series Reservation Dogs, which premiered in August, and is now working on season two of the show in the writers room. “I’m so glad that we’ve been able to receive such great praise and support. I’m very humbled by it,” says Jacobs of the project. She says being involved in such a popular, Indigenous-led series has been a game-changing experience. “I’ve been working for a number of years, and a lot of the things that made me super res-y were things that I was discouraged from,” says Jacobs. “Now, it’s all of a sudden cool for me to be Native. I’ve always known that, but for it to be seen on the mainstream level like that. I’m glad that my nieces and nephews can grow up feeling proud and seeing that it is a good thing.”

Outside of her acting work, Jacobs has been a great supporter of Indigenous fashion and beauty brands. At the recent Emmys, for instance, she wore a gown by the Indigenous label Lesley Hampton. When it comes to makeup, she wears brands on the rise like Cheekbone Beauty, Prados Beauty, Ah-Shi Beauty, and Blended Girl Cosmetics—just a few of the Indigenous-owned labels that are innovating on makeup palettes, bronzers, highlighters, and brushes. For Jacobs, the concept of Indigenous-owned beauty products is nothing new. “I grew up in Kahnawa:ke [Mohawk territory], where there was Sequoia skin care and soaps,” says Jacobs. “I never imagined a time when Indigenous [beauty] brands could have such success. It’s an exciting way forward!”

In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day today, Vogue enlisted Jacobs and her go-to makeup artist, Jodi Urichuk, to collaborate on three makeup looks using her favorite Indigenous beauty brands. “Jodi is always down to collaborate,” says Jacobs. “Even when we’re not working together, we follow each other and we’ll just send each other different inspiration looks.” One such label they used is Cheekbone Beauty, a Canadian brand that even has a lipstick named after Jacobs. “It’s a deep berry color, and I’ve worn it on red carpets in the past,” says Jacobs. 

Below, Jacobs experiments with three makeup looks that range from the minimal to the extreme. She says each one represents her approach to glam in her day-to-day life. “I’m an all-or-nothing person,” Jacobs explains. “I’m either not wearing any makeup at all and just roughing it or I’m glammed up and experimenting with beauty.”

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