Shades Of Jacen

Philadelphia, PA, United States

About Shades Of Jacen

Jacen Bowman learned at an early age the importance of accepting – and loving – who you are. Born and Raised in Philadelphia, PA, his mother instilled in him the philosophy that ; “Everyone is different, be true to yourself in order to achieve who you are and what you want to be. But you must be comfortable in your own skin.” This statement has become the mantra by which Jacen lives and the power behind it has led to him incredible success. “I always loved expressing myself through the arts, I never had a normal style. Besides, what is really normal?”, Jacen stated in a recent interview for Philadelphia Weekly. As a young boy, Jacen began experimenting with color and makeup. “Back in high school, I used to always pick at my bumps and I had this one blemish that just wouldn‘t go away so I bought my first MAC NW45 concealer and the rest is history.” Jacen’s stunning good-looks undoubtedly served as his inspiration and canvas in his early stages. After high school, Jacen pursued a career in Journalism although he never abandoned his inner passion for art, makeup and fashion. Luckily, with encouragement and inspiration from mentors Celebrity Make- Up Artist Christian Balenciaga & Hair Stylist Yolanda Reed, Jacen soon put aside his education to pursue his ultimate dream – exploring the power of makeup.

With Jacen’s talent, it’s no wonder why he has quickly moved to the top of the “ It List” & the “Who’s ..Who” in the entertainment industry. He has rapidly becoming one of the industries most dynamic and in demand talents. With his passion for art, color, and design, along with his charm, contagious enthusiasm and magnetic personality, it is no surprise that some of the world’s top celebrities are starting to turn to him to prepare for their most important career moments. Jacen has worked for several cosmetic brands including MAC Cosmetics, Laura Geller, and Kevyn Aucion. While working for these brands, he was able to perfect his craft, and gain experience as a beauty expert. He also is the Beauty Editor of several online magazines, and works behind the scene’s on some of your favorite Tv and runway shows. The sky is the limit for Jacen and boy he sure is reaching.


Tyson Beckford

Erica Hubbard

Erica Dixon

Davetta Sherwood

Nafessa Williams

Tationna Bosier

Tiffany E Green

Elle Varner


Glenn Lewis

Arika Kane

YaYa DaCosta

Rain Pryor

Cat Washington (Bad Girls Club)

Alexandria Rice (Bad Girls Club)

Shamara Afia ( 107.9 fm Philly)

Laiya St. Clair (107.9 fm Philly)

K. Foxx ( Hot 97 New York)

Cherry Martinez ( Power 105fm New York)

Giselle Tavera
Heather Hunter

Alexis Ford

Willie Taylor (Day26)

Derek Jae


UPTOWN Magazine

NV Magazine

Floss Magazine

Dark Beauty Magazine

Vibe Magazine

Vibe Vixen Magazine

Runway News Magazine

Kontrol Magazine

Straight Stunting Magazine


The Gossip Game (Vh1)

The Hustle (Fuse)

BET “Rip The Runway”
BET “Black Girls Rock”


Arika Kane “ Waiting”

Arika Kane “Substance”

Nejcion “Countdown”

Bracket ft Flavour “Beautiful Baby”


New York Dreams “ Luna Historia Basasa en Hechos Reales”


Keith Major

Kah Poon

Hosea Johnson

Frank Antonio

Heather Hunter

Calvin Childs

Ricky Codio

Gregory Johnson

Brad Stark

Anne Blake

Ashley D’nearah

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