Hair: Mara Roszak Stylist: Nicole Chavez
I can't believe that it's over. I did Nikki's makeup for all five of the Twilight movie premieres, and this was the very last one. Well, we saved the best for last. Nikki looked like a true silver screen star in her strapless Versace dress, pulled back hair and sultry makeup. Here's how to get her look.
Using a foundation brush I swiped foundation along the bridge of her nose, cheeks, chin and forehead and used a Beauty Blender to blend the color to the outer edges of her face. After using concealer where needed, I dusted on a bit of loose powder, setting the foundation. I have really been loving doing contour lately, so I used a little contour powder under the cheekbones. They key is to have a light hand. When done right it gives a beautiful, softly sculpted look to the face. Another trick is to add a bit of color to the cheek so there's still life to the skin. I added a touch of a peach blush just to add that warmth to the skin.
Nikki has amazing brows, so I do very little to them, just fill them in here and there and then set them in place with a gel. For the eyes I used a soft wash color from a chubby pencil from just above the crease to the lash line, and under the lower lashes as well. Then I dusted on a slightly warmer color so it wouldn't look too metallic. I used a taupe pencil on the waterline of the eyes to add that sultry look. The taupe doesn't close up the eye black does so it still feels soft, but sexy. I curled the lashes really well, added a few individual lashes for fullness and length and then did 3 coats of mascara on top and two on the bottom.
I generally prefer to focus on one feature; lips or eyes, and this was no exception. A warm nude color on the mouth completed the look without competing with the eyes.
NYX HD Studio Photogenic Foundation in "Warm Sand"
NYX Concealer in "Medium"
NYX Loose Powder in "Cancun"
NYX Highlight/Contour Powder
NYX Stick Blush in Hibiscus
NYX Eyebrow Pencil in "Dark Brown"
NYX Eyebrow Shaper
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in "Slate"
NYX Single Eyeshadow in "Sensual"
NYX Eyeliner in "Taupe"
NYX Flare Lashes
NYX "Fly With Me" Mascara in Black
NYX Creamy Round Lipstick in "Honey"