Meet the Founder
The Tropical Make-Up Expert
Terry Jacobs, known as The Tropical Make-Up Expert, is a renowned make-up artist and founded her company “Le Tropique, Inc.™” on July 1, 1980. Her intention was to provide those who live in tropical climates a line of cosmetics and skin care products that, along with her unique “humidity-proof” system, work well in the heat and humidity. A professional who takes pride in her work, Terry has become famous for giving her clients a clean, fresh look that will continue to appear recently-applied even after hours in the heat and humidity.
Terry learned the art of make-up, and the business of beauty at a very early age when she started working with Revlon Cosmetics Inc. After seven cold and snowy winters working in the Northeast, she took a sabbatical in Kona, Hawaii. In 1979 she relocated to South Florida and a year later, started Le Tropique, Inc. It wasn’t long before she became recognized in her field and was credited with various titles and accolades. She has worked with celebrities and politicians and is the official make-up artist for both the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders and the Orange Bowl. Miami Magazine called her an “Eyebrow Queen,” while Miami Metro named her as the “Best Make-Up Artist in South Florida” and Allure has rated her as giving the “Best Make-Up Lessons in the USA” and having the “Best Make-Up Products in the USA.”
Since 1991, Terry has been a member of Local 798, Hair & Make-Up Artists Union, NYC, allowing her to work on major motion pictures and TV shows. CNN & NBC call her regularly for live remotes and she routinely travels for other TV and video productions in locations throughout the world. Terry also lived in Milano for three years where she continued to perfect her craft.