About Our Founder

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 10 years in the industry, more than 7 spent freelancing, Camara’s work has graced countless red carpets, editorials, and beauty campaigns. 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. 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. 

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.