I’m Jessica Revitte of Getting Cheeky, and This Is My Makeup Life

Published in: Guest Post, Just For Fun, Makeup Tips/How To, My Makeup Life, Skin Care

The jazzy Jessica Revitte of Getting Cheeky

The My Makeup Life series asks beauty biz insiders, bloggers, makeup mavens and artists to share their holy grail products, tricks, tips and favorite beauty tools. Is there anyone you would like to see featured in My Makeup Life or questions you think I should ask? Let me know here.

Name: Jessica Revitte
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Day job/current gig: Bilingual (French) Customer Service Representative
Hangouts online: gettingcheeky.com, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest
Current favorite product: Bruno Acampora Musc Eau de Parfum
Beauty inspirations: French women, history and literature (Don’t believe me? I have an Inspired By Literature series!)
One word that best describes your outlook on beauty: Classic

What makeup/beauty products can’t you live without?

I’d be lost without Giorgio Armani’s Maestro Foundation, Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner and Dior’s Rosy Glow Blush.


When did you start getting into makeup?

True story. As a small child (think five) I used a green Crayola Magic Marker to “apply shadow” to my eyelids. Needless to say my mother was not amused. Though I’ve loved makeup as long as I can remember, I didn’t fall head over heels in love with products until I studied in Paris. Painfully dangerous for my meager student’s budget.

What’s your best beauty time-saving trick?

Cut out the “paradox of choice” and keep a small selection of items at arm’s length for quick application. Being that I’m a beauty blogger I have a relatively large collection, but I only store the absolute essentials on the surface of my vanity. If I give myself too many options while I apply my makeup before work I’m easily distracted!

What’s your favorite beauty tool?

It may sound anticlimactic, but an eyebrow spoolie is everything. I have thick brows that I absolutely adore, but all too often they need to be tamed.

What’s the best beauty advice you ever received?

As a pre-teen my grandmother told me never to pluck my eyebrows. Days later I read an interview of a model in a popular teen magazine who said her grandmother had given her the same advice. The corroboration was too much to ignore, so I don’t touch them! (Hence my response above.)

What’s your skincare routine?

I’ve long made skin a priority so my skin care routine is quite lengthy. In the morning I apply a day cream (my current favorite is Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream) along with an SPF no matter the weather. At night I use the following products to remove my makeup and cleanse; Bioderma Sensibio H20, Pai Camelia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser, Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré, Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner (nightly) or Clarins Bright Plus HP Gentle Renewing Brightening Peel (once a week). I’m sorry to say that this is all augmented by yet more serums, eye creams and moisturizing balms depending on the season.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve tried in the name of beauty?

I tested Missha’s Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Hydro-Gel Mask once upon a time. The mask was great, but I couldn’t get over the fact that I had snail excretions all over my mug. (Shudders involuntarily.)

Do you have a trademark look (hair/styling/makeup)?

Despite my constant desire to experiment with new products and looks, my signature for the last ten years has been barely there base makeup, a flicked black cat-eye and blush. I let my hair do its own thing (which is usually BIG and wavy), but I often pull it back into a chignon when I can’t stand it in my face.

Are there any beauty decisions you’ve made that you look back on and ask yourself, “why?!”

As a relatively straight laced 16-year-old girl with long hair and blonde highlights I impulsively decided to cut it all off, dye it Dr. Pepper red and suddenly go for the emo look. It didn’t look horrible, if I do say so myself, but it SO wasn’t me. The instant I got home I vowed to grow out my hair (that had been down to my lower back only hours before) and cried for hours about my impulsive decision.

Where are your favorite places to shop?

Will you be mad at me if I say Paris? I did live there after all, so it seems fair. When I’m home Nordstrom is my favorite beauty destination, and I visit Anthropologie weekly … though that may have something to do with the fact that it’s right across the street from my office!


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  1. What a beautiful and interesting young lady! So glad you shared this with us. 🙂

  2. Neeraj says:

    Jessica is very pretty and beautiful and what an amazing article this is…very amazing. I loved all the makeup looks for them being so chic and effortless…

    Great article..would try to follow up with all these articles..Thanks for sharing..

  3. Anna Merkel says:

    Great post, just started following her on bloglovin’. I would love to know what she has on her lips in the first picture, its beautiful!

  4. hanna says:

    I have to say Nordstrom is my favorite place to shop too.
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  5. Gowthami says:

    You sound amazing and wow!! Loved the post and great makeovers !!
    Gowthami recently posted … Tips & Tricks: How To Prevent Eyeliner From Smudging

  6. grlnxdor says:

    Hi Jessica, from a fellow Wisconsinite! Love your blog!

  7. Sunny says:

    Haaai Jessica, fancy seeing you here! I absolutely love your brows! Wish I were born with such gorgeous thick ones!

  8. Holy gorgeous, Jessica! Lovely interview ♥
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  9. Sarah says:

    Jessica looks so gorgeous! 🙂
    Sarah recently posted … 4-Step Smoky Eyes in Silver Black by The Body Shop

  10. Yay, a fellow Milwaukeean! Thanks for sharing Jessica’s makeup life. 🙂
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  11. Teri says:

    Yay Jessica, I love seeing you here! You look absolutely lovely here! ^^

  12. Alison M says:

    Hooray!! Jessica, you’re always a favorite of mine <3 I still need to try your black-gold eyeliner 🙂
    Alison M recently posted … How Do You Wear Coral?

  13. Sarah S. says:

    Among my top favorite bloggers and girls on twitter, for sure!

  14. Amanda says:

    Gaaah. Eyebrows. The Nineties. Where were my mum and grandmother??

  15. Chelsea says:

    Another Francophile! I’ll have to check out your blog, I enjoyed this entry 🙂

  16. Lily says:

    Your gorgeous face is mesmerizing, Jessica! Great interview 🙂
    Lily recently posted … Vintage Love: Dior Rose Brazilia Bronze Harmony Blush

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