Introducing BRANDstand Comms expert

Jillian Dempsey



Professional makeup artist and LA native, Jillian Dempsey is best known for beautifying the Hollywood elite - Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Winslet and Kirsten Dunst, among others, for their most important red carpet appearances. A devotion to her craft and a unique perspective on colour and texture have defined her career.

Her talent for make-up artistry led her to being signed by Hollywood's Smashbox Studios in 1993, and has seen her work with noted fashion photographers Mario Testino and Annie Leibowitz on projects for leading editorial titles including Vogue, ELLE, Vanity Fair and Dazed.

With artistic skills as a painter, a keen eye for colour and expertise in 'making-up' the faces of celebrities, a natural next step for Jillian was to create her eponymous line of make-up must-haves to create fresh and effortless looks for eyes. Using only the best organic and naturally derived ingredients, Jillian introduced a selection of products to launch her namesake range in February 2016, comprising Waterproof Khôl Eyeliner and Lid Tints™.


Jillian’s tints quickly gained Violet Code approval, an accolade that's top of any beauty brand’s lust list. She even created an exclusive* shade for Violet Grey in 2017 called Dew, a clear, transparent formula that adds a layer of gloss to a bare or shaded lid. 
Summer 2017 sees the launch of two additions to Jillian’s Lid Tints™ range: Glimmer and Ruby. Jillian describes Ruby as ‘her new obsession’. This rich, rust hue, suggested by fellow make-up artist and friend Kate Lee, is designed to compliment green and blue eyes. Glimmer is predicted to be a best-selling universal shade as the soft, rose gold tint is versatile and compliments all eye colours and skintones.



Jillian Dempsey’s Lid Tints™$28 and Waterproof Khôl Eyeliners $20 are available to purchase directly from online and instore and Lid Tints in Glimmer and Ruby launch June 2017 at

From October 2018 Lid Tints™£24.50 and Waterproof Khôl Eyeliners $16.50 are available the UK at

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*NB to editors, Dew’s Violet Grey exclusive has now ended.

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