Jake Bailey sadly ended his life on Oct. 23. The late makeup artist has worked with many celebrities including Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, and more. However, his list of accomplishments don’t stop there. Here are five things to know about Jake.
Jake Bailey was only 37 years old when he was found unresponsive in his Los Angeles, Calif. home by a friend on Oct. 23. While the news of Jake’s reported suicide is circulating the internet, he shouldn’t be remembered that way. Here are five amazing things to know about the late makeup artist.
Many were devastated when they found out that the talented makeup artist had passed away. Both fans of Jake and the celebrities he has worked with expressed their grief with heartfelt messages on Twitter. Emmy Rossum, 29, wrote on Twitter, “I am gutted to hear of my friend Jake’s passing. I saw him on Sunday, we flew together on a plane. He made me laugh as always.” So sad.
Jake will always be remembered for his lively spirit, kindness, and the great work he’s done. Here are five things to know about the deceased makeup artist:
2. Some say his most famous piece of work was the Cosmopolitan cover he did with Katy! From the looks of his portfolio, Jake has worked with Katy a lot on editorial covers. You can see some of the things he has done in the past here.
3. Not only was Jake an amazing makeup artist who worked very closely with Selena, he also had some amazing photography skills as well. Remember the sultry shot of the “Same Old Love” singer wearing a white bathing suit in a pool? Jake took that photo and it eventually ended up on the cover of Style magazine!
4. The late makeup artist grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and moved to New York City when he was only 18. Once he relocated, he worked with famous photographers such as David LaChapelle and Tim Walker. Jake also worked on models for Vogue and Vanity Fair during his time in the city.
5. Jake was very involved in theatrical productions when he was growing up in Salt Lake City. Even though he was really young, he managed to become the head makeup designer and wig master for the Salt Lake City opera!
Our thoughts go out to Jake’s family and friends during this extremely difficult time.
— Michelle Phi