Get the soft luxury look with Nikki Makeup.

Celebrity makeup artist Nikki Wolff, aka @Nikki_Makeup, shows us how to create an elevated soft glam look, modelled by her own mother Tracey.

Get the soft luxury look with Nikki Makeup.

Celebrity makeup artist Nikki Wolff, aka @Nikki_Makeup, shows us how to create an elevated soft glam look, modelled by her own mother Tracey.

 

 

You may have heard of the quiet luxury trend, but have you thought of applying the same effortlessly elegant principles to your makeup look? Who better to show us how than celebrity makeup artist Nikki Wolff @Nikki_Makeup, who is internationally renowned for her signature glamorous style and counts Dua Lipa, Salma Hayek and Hailey Bieber among her clients.

 

With hydrated radiant skin, subtle definition and rich neutral tones, Nikki's universally flattering take on the trend balances quiet luxury elements with her classic soft glam style. Follow along as she talks us through the look, created using a selection of Nikki's Clinique favourites, and modelled by her beautiful mum, Tracey.

 

Step 1: Radiant skin prep & prime.

“To create this soft glam look on my beautiful Mama, I began with freshly cleansed skin and used the Clinique Smart Clinical Repair™ SPF 30 Wrinkle Correcting Cream to hydrate. This moisturiser has quite a unique texture that really smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and I love that it contains SPF 30. I followed with the Even Better™ Light Reflecting Primer which gives a soft luminescence to skin, while ensuring makeup stays put.”

 

Step 2: Naturally flawless foundation.

“Next up, I shade matched her foundation. For my Mama I sometimes go a little warmer than her skin tone, but on this occasion I found the best match to her neck and décolletage as I wanted the foundation to look completely natural. We went for shade Alabaster in the Even Better Clinical™ Serum Foundation SPF20.

 

“This foundation instantly smooths the look of the complexion and gives a lovely coverage while still being lightweight and feeling fresh. I love that it contains skin-caring ingredients, including vitamin C which is such an essential super ingredient for skin brightness and protection.”

 

Step 3: Sculpt & glow.

“To warm up the complexion and lightly sculpt, I applied Clinique Sun-Kissed Face Gelee Complexion Multitasker with a brush, buffing this over the top of the foundation on the high points of the face – top of forehead, cheekbones etc. Chubby Sticks™ are quick and easy to use – they’re always in my handbag. We went for shade Pumped Up Peony to give the sort of fresh flush that looks like it’s come from a brisk walk.”

 

Step 4: Soft glam eyes.

“My mum has beautiful deep-set eyes, so I wanted to focus on adding definition and drama along the lash line. This is a technique that also works well on hooded eye shapes too. I used the new High Impact Shadow Play™ Shadow + Definer in shades Day + Night and Rum + Cola, first applying the cream shadow stick and blending that to soften, then on top I applied the powdered eyeshadow end to add depth and drama. I further defined the outer lash line with Clinique’s High Impact™ Easy Liquid Liner, followed with lashings of High Impact High-Fi™ Full Volume Mascara.”

 

Step 5: Finish with the perfect nude-pink lip.

“As this look is about a beautifully sculpted complexion and soft, glamorous eye, I kept lips natural, using a super pretty nude-pink lipstick. The new Clinique Pop™ Longwear Lipstick in the shade Beige Pop, to be precise!”

 

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Shop the soft luxury makeup look:

Even Better Clinical™ Serum Foundation SPF20, Full Coverage - Satin Matte Finish

CN 28 Ivory

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NEW High Impact Shadow Play™ Shadow + Definer, A dual-ended eyeshadow stick for full eye looks in a flash, with 12-hour wear.

Café Au Lait

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