Hi, I'm Nikki!

I am a CA State Board licensed esthetician and a professionally trained make-up artist, initially educated by the national artistry team at Smashbox Studios, L.A. in 2005, and by lead artists with Benefit Cosmetics LLC in 2007. After graduating from fashion school in 2010, I realized my truest passion was makeup, and I decided to expand my knowledge of the industry.

After an aggressive interview process, I became a part of the MAC Cosmetics family in 2011. During my time with MAC I was appointed as Product Specialist, Impact Team artist, as well as chosen for the exclusive Succession Planning Program. Under these honors, I taught numerous group class sessions to clients and artists alike, and was selected to travel to several other stores in Orange County and Los Angeles to inspire and educate fellow artists.

Today I have been working with makeup professionally for over 15 years, executed makeup for hundreds of weddings and countless special events, and have taught many makeup-related classes. I work as a professional freelance makeup artist in Orange, CA and travel all over Southern California for my clients. I specialize in completely customized bridal makeup…whether you want full on glitter n’ glam or just to feel like a more beautiful, polished version of yourself, I’ve got you covered! My goal is to leave everyone I meet feeling inspired, strikingly beautiful, and creatively empowered!

A sneak peek into my work! Videography: @maddogvisuals (Instagram)