C California Style

Jillian Dempsey

by C California Style

Snapshots of the Golden State, as seen through the eyes of its biggest fans

Jillian Dempsey.

Best known for working her maquillage magic on Hollywood royalty, Jillian Dempsey was a painter before she established herself as a sought-after makeup artist. The L.A. native fuses her artful eye and obsession with beauty into inimitable cosmetic creations, from red-carpet looks on the likes of Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart, to a signature range of naturally derived eye-makeup products, launched last year, to which she just added two moody new editions of her waterproof Khôl eyeliner: Deep Burgundy and Black Sapphire. jilliandempsey.com.

Bradley Beauty

“Heather Bradley’s blading treatment has been a religion for my skin.”
136 S. Barrington Pl., L.A., 323-363-9682; bradleybeauty.com.

Point Dume

“My husband [Patrick] and I live in Malibu, and our twin boys and daughter all learned how to surf here, with the best waves and lovely people.”

The Ranch

“An amazing workout retreat, physically and mentally. They teach you to balance your diet, exercise and work with a new health routine.”
12220 Cotharin Rd., Malibu, 310-457-8700; theranchmalibu.com.


“Tracey Cunningham has never made a mistake on my color, and to me, that’s epic.”
8820 Burton Way, B.H., 310-278-8930; mechesalonla.com.


“The owner of the studio, Leyon Azubuike, is simply the best. I have followed him everywhere for years.”
1415 Wilshire Blvd., S.M., 310-745-2957; gloveworxusa.com.


“It’s like a new green and clean version of Sephora. We need more ways to access non-toxic beauty—period.”
2136 Fillmore St., S.F., 415-885-1800; credobeauty.com.

Broken English

“A jewelry boutique where everyone can find their own personal style. It’s a must if you are ever in the neighborhood.”
225 26th St., S.M., 310-458-2724; brokenenglishjewelry.com.




This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue of C Magazine.