Nikki has such beautiful skin, I love to keep it dewy and light, with just a touch of foundation mixed with luminizer, so it looks radiant. I love how she can look like a baby Cindy Crawford, and I wanted to keep in that vein for this event. I used a bit of bronzer along with a peachy blush, and a warm brown on the eyes adding a bit off depth and soft definition. I didn't want to go heavy on the eyes or for her to look too made up, so we kept it clean and minimal.
I used the Koh Den Doh Maifash Moisture foundation, which I love, because it has a very dewy finish, mixing in a few drops of the Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint to add a bit of glow to the skin. I use a flat synthetic brush (I love the Bamboo Foundation Brush from Eco Tools) to apply the foundation, and then use the Beauty Blender to blend and buff it into the skin. I set it with a bit of loose powder and then used the MAC Mineralize foundation as a bronzer--the sheen is so lovely--and then popped a bit of the peachy blush on the cheeks for a healthy glow.
For the eyes, I used the Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes pen. I love the creamy texture, it dries down into the most perfect matte color. The color I used is a warm, beautiful brown that just looks like a second skin. I used a small domed brush (I used the Bamboo Concealer brush fro Eco Tools--the flat synthetic brush lets me blend the color into the lid and the tapered end allows me to blend the color right in to the lower lash line and feather it out softly.) Using a flat angled brush, I pushed in the MAC Fluidline right into the lashes to make the lashes look thick and full and then added two coats of the Dolce and Gabbana mascara.
A soft beigy-pink on the lips keeps the focus on her skin and beautiful eyes.
Koh Gen Doh Maifanshi Moisture Foundation #003
Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint in "Bronzed"
Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre in Dore´ #40
Jouer "Peach Blossom"
MAC Mineralize SkinFinish in "Deep Dark"
Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes #E105
MAC Fluidline in "Blacktrack"
Dolce & Gabbana "Volumized Lashes" in Black
Cle De Peau Extra Silky Lips #130
Prtty Peaushun in "Dark"