As huge fans of Nikki here at GLAMOUR HQ (hey, we recently nominated her for Best Makeup Influencer in GLAMOUR’s Beauty Power List), we are thrilled to reveal her as one of our new columnists.
Each month, Nikki will be sharing her best beauty tips and tricks right here. In her first column, Nikki reveals how to get that covetable Rosie Huntington-Whiteley beauty look when you (sadly) don’t have Nikki on speed dial.
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When creating a red-carpet look for my clients, we’ll always run through the options beforehand. What they’re wearing, their colouring, ideas for their hairstyle; these factors all shape the look we choose.
Doing Rosie’s makeup is always so much fun. She has a really strong sense of her personal style and an acute sense of what suits her – plus her face is just a dream!
It’s all about prepping the skin
To achieve this look on Rosie, I started by prepping her skin. Cleansed and moisturised skin is the perfect base for any makeup look. I often like to use eye masks to brighten and smooth the area around the eyes, so we started with MZ skin hydra-bright golden eye treatment masks. I leave these on for roughly 10 minutes so it’s a great thing to do whilst hair or nails are being done (or in my case, if you’re doing the washing up!). Rosie loves her skin to look fresh and glowy so I kept the foundation light, just adding touches of concealer where I wanted a little extra coverage.
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I used a cream blush to give that youthful glow-from-within flush (I’m currently loving Jil Dempsey’s cheek tints). Then highlighted all the high points of Rosie’s face with Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid.
I finished the skin by dusting a little powder under the eyes and around the T-zone, just to set the makeup and keep it all in place.
It’s all about the eyes
The focus of this look is all about the eyes. I wanted to create a feline shape with a little nod to 80s grunge to match her fab outfit.
I defined her lash-line with a flick of liquid liner and then added a few individual lashes, especially on the outer corners, to really help emphasise that feline shape.
I added lots of black kohl to the waterline and blended it slightly below her eyes too, for that extra smokey smudginess.
Offset the eyes with pared back lips
We kept lips simple by lining them lightly, to add definition, and then I pressed on a nude multi-purpose cream shade called Hadaka from Surrat beauty.
To create that Rosie-esque pout, lightly press over your lipstick with a finger to help create a sheer, soft-focus finish. It’s a technique that works well with any shade you choose!
See you next month for my next beauty column!
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