Nikki D Professional Makeup Artistry has had a very busy season this Caribana.  You have seen her work at numerous Caribana band launches and even in the most recent CTV Toronto Carnival Commercial promoting the festival. You may not know the name, but you will no doubt recognize the sparkling lips and effervescent eyes that are all signatures of the team behind Nikki D Professional Makeup Artistry. As we approach Caribana parade day, the lovely and talented Nikki D was kind enough to share some makeup tips so that we can all be ready for the road!
  1.  How do I waterproof/sweat proof my makeup for the road? This is a difficult question as there is no way to waterproof unless using waterproof makeup. A couple of tricks: -Use Loose Powder and Pigments to set your foundation and eyeshadows – this helps to set the makeup. -Also ensure to use eye and face primers – this helps to increase the longevity of your makeup for the day   2.  Moisturizer, primer, sunscreen, foundation?  Do I need to apply all of them for the road and if so what if the right order? I would recommend finding a foundation that has SPF in it already.  But to be honest…foundation is really not necessary - there are powder foundations out there that would not clog your pores and react better to your skin when perspiring.  Cream foundations prevent our skin from breathing, powders allow our skin to feel more natural and aerates.    3.  What products or looks are HOTT this year in terms of makeup?  The hottest trends right now, smoky eyes and natural lips for a night out, daytime makeup, frosty light eyeshadows and natural lip colour/bronzed look – lashes never go out of style and are a must for a dramatic sexy eye look.

  4.  Are there any products that you recommend for people who want to do their own makeup? -Sascha Cosmetics from Trinidad is a great product to use and it caters to all skin tones. -MAC has some great pigment and glitter, -Makeup Forever for great Carnival Lashes!   5.  What are you known for? I give clients an original Carnival Fantasy Designs all done my hand – no stickers, no stencils all FREE HAND – I am known for the glitter lips and glitter facial designs that can last for days.   Bonus Question How do I book Nikki D Professional Makeup Artistry to do my makeup on Caribana Saturday? Nikki D Professional Makeup Artistry will definitely be on the road this year.  We will be set up close to Tribal Nights – Look out for my blue tent with the NIKKI D BANNER.  It is first come First Served. I am set up from 8 am in the morning. I suggest they come early.  Paints, Glitter, Swarovski Crystals, Gems, Feathers, Eyelashes while quantities last.
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