Thursday, 20 January 2022

Eye shadows to make your Eyes Pop!

If you have ever wanted to know which eye shadow colours are best for you read on!

If you have brown eyes generally you are quite lucky as most colours will contrast your eye colour.  Choose from greens, blues, greys and plums, it is a case of experimenting a little and finding out which colours you like and feel most comfortable in.

Some colours I love for brown eyes include:

MAC Humid (green)

MAC Amber lights (bronze)

MAC Woodwinked (gold)

Charlotte Tilbury Queen of Glow palette

For blue eyes opt for warm shades of peach, coral, bronze and terracotta. Silver and grey tones are also a good contrasting choice for blue eyes if your preference is cooler tones. I love the below shades:

Charlotte Tilbury Copper Charge Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Rock Chick palette

MAC Soft Brown (peachy brown)

Your favourite Bronzing powder also works a treat!

It is a great idea to bring out any green flecks in Hazel eyes using purple and red shades. 

MAC Sable (gold plum with bronze) 

MAC Corduroy (red brown)

Charlotte Tilbury Golden Goddess Palette

For Green eyes red tones such as pink,violet, plum, purple, burgundy all look great and gold!

The colours below are trusted favourites of mine:

MAC Swiss Chocolate (red brown)

MAC Corduroy (red brown)

MAC Beauty Marked (black/plum)

MAC Sketch (burgundy with red shimmer)

MAC Shale (mauve)

MAC All That Glitters (gold)

I hope this helps and Happy Shopping!


Thursday, 13 January 2022

Spring 2022 Beauty Trends

Stuck in a rut? Bored using the same makeup and doing the same old...? 

Look no further read on to find out what's new for 2022 Spring beauty and how you can style it to suit you.

Embellished Eyes... adorn with stick on gems, crystals, studs and diamantes.  Use ready made stick-on ones or apply with eyelash glue. As seen at Etro.

Diffused Lips...  softly stained lips achieved by patting colour mostly onto the centre of the lips.  As seen at Helen Anthony.

A Pop of Glitter...  we all need a touch of sparkle to take us into Spring simply apply to face and body and even hair, as seen at Blumarine.

Stacked Hair Accessories... Glam up your hair for Spring by stacking up those clips, ideally in bold block stand out colours.

Smoke it up for Spring... smokey eyes are a classic, soften for Spring using brown tones as seen at Altuzarra.

Contour Blush... The new flushed contour.  Place blush high on the cheekbones and blend onto the temples and eyes as well. As seen at Anna Sui where blush took centre stage.

My favourite blushers are by Nars

Neon Eyes...  Brighten up your days with a subtle line or wash of neon colour. Try Urban Decay's Green pencil.


Glossy Nineties Lips are back!...   Pouts at the ready, grab a nude gloss like Fenty Gloss bomb

Luminous skin...  Glossy lips can be accented with glossy eyelids and cheekbones for 'All out Glow'. A must have product for this look

Minimal Foundation & Concealer.... Yes you read that correctly gone are the days of packing on thick layers of heavy base makeup.  For Spring skin can actually look like skin (music to my ears!)

Tailor at least one of these new spring trends and I challenge you to try something new! Let me know how you get on, I would love to hear. I don't know about you but I am definitely going to try a neon eye liner.

Wednesday, 5 January 2022

December Update!

Apologies I am a few days late with my December Update but I am easing back into work a bit slower than usual after slowing down over Christmas! I have enjoyed such a lovely long Christmas and New Year break down in Cornwall with family and friends.  It was so good to all be together even though things still were not quite "normal".  We were flow testing daily, no hugging and kissing outside our bubble, keeping distance as much as we could, limiting time with different family members and we even missed a new year party but it was perfect all the same just a bit different to the norm'!

Below are a few of my snaps. 

My pooches always love opening Christmas presents too, they are twelve and fourteen now never too old!

We enjoyed so many lovely dog walks.

Fowey, is definitely a new favourite of mine.

My Homemade Christmas pud goes down well every year.

Beautiful St Ives


But now it's back to it! 2022 is a busy year for Weddings, I have almost 60 booked already this year. I spent yesterday contacting March-May brides to arrange pre-wedding trials.  Brides after May will be contacted next week.  I cannot wait to meet everyone! I have my brand new garden studio all set up and ready to start working in so I am super excited. If you are getting married this year and reading this do book your suppliers sooner rather than later as it unusually busy due to the pandemic.  I do still have availability this year and I am also taking bookings for 2023.

Wishing you all a very Happy & Healthy 2022!


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Thursday, 9 December 2021

Friday Fave! MAC Fanfare Lipstick

A kit staple for me I have loved this colour for years now, definitely a very worthy Friday Fave!  It suits so many of my clients as it is a great shade for Brides, blondes and a super pinky-peach shade for the perfect summer colour.

This Cremesheen lipstick is a 'mid-tone yellow pink' with a creamy texture and a semi-glossy finish.

RRP £17.50

Monday, 29 November 2021

November update!

Exciting things are happening at Niki Makeup HQ! I am currently having a studio built in my garden.  It was originally for me to paint in, but seeing the space coming to life I think it will be great to also use as a hair and makeup studio for my clients.  I am super excited right now as it will be ready at the beginning of  January for 2022 Bridal trials.  I look forward to sharing some photos and further details with you soon.

Sneak peak...

I have had quite a few weddings still this month which is unusual for me as November is usually much quieter but with so many postponements there is no peak season at the moment! 

Lots of hairstyling for me recently as well.  These were taken at the gorgeous I have worked here a couple of times recently and it fast becoming one of my favourite venues so do check it out if you are currently venue hunting!

Lots of waves on shorter hair this month, this has definitely been a popular request.

Lovely to back as always at creating this lovely natural makeup look.

Bun styles are always a popular choice for bridesmaids or a special occasion.

I met with the lovely Natalie for natural hair and makeup ahead of her branding shoot for her Osteopathy business with the super talented

I had some face chart fun, for those that don't know I have my own face charts available to purchase at my Etsy store.  These are great to practice makeup designs and to record clients makeup following appointments.

Being a really summer girl I have so enjoyed the sunny blue skies of November!

I also went into London for the first time in two years! We had a lovely stroll around Covent Garden and even took our pooches with us.

I had my Covid Booster, so fully jabbed which is great! 

Finally one of my beautiful November brides...

...and one of my bridal makeup trials.

I am offering Special Occasion Hair and Makeup appointments in December ahead of Christmas parties so do book in if you are interested.  I also have Gift vouchers available to purchase on my website if you are looking for a gift with a bit of a difference these can be used for Special Occasions, Makeup Lessons and Master classes.

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