Coming from an eclectic line of enterprising Subiaco locals like Lady of Ro
restaurant founder Despina Tanner, makeup artist Jacinta McDonald of Gloss Plus
has fast become a milestone event essential. Photogenic in her own right, McDonald’s easy charm and cosmetic nous has made her a hit with luxury icon Linney’s and Western Australian women alike who have her on speed dial for when one needs to put their best face forward. Those seeking the dewy radiance of McDonald’s ‘no makeup makeup’ signature need be organised, this one-woman band books out many months in advance. A proud first-time homeowner and second generation Greek-Australian is one of a growing number of up-and-coming creatives making Subi the place to be.
PROUDEST MOMENT IN YOUR WORK LIFE?
Proudest moment would have been the first time I saw makeup work I had done for a Linneys Jewellery
campaign on billboard in Subiaco.
BEST WAY TO SPEND $50 IN SUBIACO?
BEST COFFEE IN SUBIACO?
Turmeric latte with coconut milk from The Clean Store
MOST MEMORABLE SUBIACO MOMENT?
My most memorable Subiaco moment would be becoming a Subiaco homeowner!
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR FAMILY HISTORY AND SUBIACO?
My great grandmother lived on Barker Road and owned property on Rokeby Road, one of which was a fruit and veg shop called Kalafs run by my grandparents. There is also a laneway off Rokeby called "Xanthis Lane" named after our family behind where the old fruit shop was located.
My first office job was also on Rokeby Road, where I was working for the best boss on the planet - Cheryl Stewart from Central Estate Agents
who has always been a big inspiration and role model in my life. Cheryl was always very supportive of my dreams, encouraged me to pursue my passion for makeup and was an incredible business woman to learn from.
WHAT’S THE SECRET TO YOUR SIGNATURE GLOSS PLUS GLOW?
The secret is to always hydrate your skin with a sunscreen moisturiser and then an illuminating primer before putting on any other makeup products.