Camara Aunique Helps is an award-winning celebrity makeup artist, instructor, and coach who has quickly risen to become one of our nation’s most sought-after beauty experts. With over 14 years in the industry, more than 10 spent freelancing, Camara’s work has graced countless red carpets, editorials, and beauty campaigns.
Her artistry has graced the runway stages of designers Kate Spade, Reed Krakoff, and Kenneth Cole, various TV specials, and social media channels across the world. In 2018 she launched Camara AUnique Beauty, featuring her handcrafted faux mink lashes, receiving Essence Magazine’s 2020 Best in Black Beauty Award. She attributes every success to God’s grace, demonstrating the power of hard work and unshakable faith.
Her Client list Includes the likes of:
Angela Bassett, Ava DuVernay, June Ambrose, Naturi Naughton, Lisa Price, Rapsody, Garcelle Beauvais, Lil Rel Howery, Jocko Sims, Tarana Burke, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jenifer Lewis, Dr. Cindy Trimm, Priscilla Shirer and the list goes on.
Influenced by the fast pace of New York’s fashion, beauty, and entertainment sectors, where she got her start, Camara’s incomparable work ethic stems from a lifelong admiration of her grandmother, who stopped at nothing to provide for her family. As a Brooklyn native, Camara witnessed the bright and dark sides of the city’s rapid development firsthand. Through her philanthropic efforts, she has helped to equip New Yorkers with the tools needed to access the many resources and opportunities her hometown has to offer. Camara lives by the motto, “I want to be to young people who I needed growing up.” With a name like hers, some might say she was born to help others.
Whether it’s empowering young women, supporting cancer survivors with natural-feeling lashes, teaching makeup courses, or making time to help novice beauty entrepreneurs and artists navigate the industry, Camara seamlessly blends her faith, expertise, and love for people in all she does. She currently serves on the YMCA McBurney Board of Managers and as the Diversity in Makeup Educator for Glamsquad, where she teaches other artists how to properly apply makeup on women of color and win.
Combining her talents in beauty coupled with her passion for ministry, her clients experience the spa each time they are under her brush, leaving more empowered, more inspired, and more relaxed with each stroke. The Camara Aunique experience is one to be remembered, blending artistry, relaxation, and quality to ensure her clients receive the very best, every time.
THE WOMEN I help
I specialize in helping makeup artists discover their God-given identities and purpose within the beauty industry. In a world filled with numerous avenues for personal and professional growth in beauty, I guide you to identify where you are called to claim dominion. Are you completely content with where God has placed you in this journey?
My mission extends to individuals at various stages of their beauty careers, whether you're just starting out or transitioning from other fields with a passion for beauty. My goal is to alleviate any fears associated with taking this new step, replacing uncertainty with confidence and joy.
Additionally, I have had the privilege of assisting everyday women in recognizing their beauty through the eyes of God. Many women struggle with self-doubt when they look in the mirror, questioning their God-given identity and beauty. I vividly remember experiencing this myself, and it was then that the Lord spoke to me. He reminded me that every time we doubt our beauty and purpose, we are doubting His love for us and questioning His creation. As daughters of Christ, it is our duty to see Him within ourselves and radiate His love and glory to the world.
The Bible tells us to "arise and shine, for our light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon us." Those who embark on this mentorship journey with me, whether artists or women, will be propelled into walking in their true Christ-like identity and experiencing themselves in a renewed and refined manner. It's time to shed old patterns and thoughts and embrace the mind of Christ. Our beauty should not be a tool for vanity but a means to glorify what God has done in and through us. Our past experiences are an integral part of our journey, and we thank God that we don't resemble what we've been through.
This mentorship program serves as a daily accountability to show up for God and yourself. In contrast to past misconceptions that have made us feel guilty about makeup and beauty, God is now saying that He wants to turn what the enemy meant for evil into something good for those who love Him. Makeup isn't about concealing or diminishing oneself; it's about enhancing the beauty God has created within you and confidently showing up in the rooms you are destined to be in. It's about creating a visual representation of how you believe you should look and feel.