Makeup Master: Nikki Wolff

Known to her legions of fans as @nikki_makeup, makeup artist Nikki Wolff is a phenom with a brush.


Her incredibly glamorous looks are favorites of megastars like Salma Hayek and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, proving that Wolff is a genuine legend of the industry. Also? A genuine Chantecaille fan, claiming our Advanced Bio Lifting Massage Tool as a beauty must-have. We had the master artist answer our rapid-fire beauty questions so we could discover a bit more about what makes her tick.

My name is Nikki.

I’m based in London. 

Eyeliner or mascara? Can I say both? Mascara at a push…

My best makeup trick is add a little blush to your nose for a happy glow.

Is makeup a look or a mood? A look that creates a mood! 

You should never skip this makeup step: skin-prep

I fell in love with makeup when my Mum put a sweep of mascara on me for the first time for a birthday party. I was 5! 

To serum or not to serum? Always to serum. It’s a step I rarely skip on my own face. 

Face oil or cream? I prefer a cream for deeper nourishment and better makeup prep.

My weirdest beauty habit is curling my lashes before bed. It helps them hold a curl better throughout the day I find.

I would never, ever wear not wear SPF in the sun.

I have lost count of how many lipsticks are in my bag right now.

You'd never guess it but I used to pluck my brows until they were pencil thin.

Most underrated makeup tool finger.

Foundation application; sponge, brush, fingers? Brush for even, precise application and less mess!

Lip liner or eyeliner? Eyeliner

Are you a skincare minimalist or maximalist? Maximalist. Skincare=me time. 

3 makeup must-haves: liquid liner, mascara and a cream/liquid blush 

Magnifying mirror—dangerous or helpful? Dangerous 

I can’t leave the house without lip balm on.

Bold lips or bold eyes? Bold eye 

I could apply a full face of makeup with my eyes closed. (Showing off but I think it’s true. I might put it to the test sometime...)

I keep backup lip balm and brow gel in my car. 

When I’m not playing with makeup I’m raising my baby boy (and thinking about makeup).

In my off-time, you’ll always find me spending quality time with my baby and my mama.

I wish someone would invent something that removed makeup instantly with no effort. 

I think the next big trend will be a move away from super glossy skin and bushy brows to a more satin finish base and simple, groomed brows.

To me, beauty is confidence.

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