This Is How Nikki Makeup Creates Her Famous Glow

Updated 01/09/19

If you're not already familiar with Nikki Woolf, aka Nikki Makeup, stop what you're doing and follow her immediately on Instagram. She's the makeup artist behind that glow, and whether you follow her or not, we're 99.9% sure you'll have already seen her work gracing the face of someone beautiful on the internet. Woolf has worked with some major models, celebrities and actresses and her unique style of beauty (bushy brows, glowing skin and a plump pillowy pout) can be spotted a mile off and recognised as a Nikki Makeup look almost instantly. Of course, we want to know the secret to recreating her signature ethereal glow-from-within. So we quizzed Woolf on her makeup kit, secrets and techniques to find out how she creates her signature glow in real life…

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"A perfectly glowing complexion starts with a perfectly curated skincare regime. Exfoliate in the morning instead of evening and then apply your serum and moisturiser of choice; I love Becca's Skin Love Glow Elixir (£34). It's the perfect lightweight serum for added dewiness. Allow five minutes or so for your skincare to absorb before applying makeup."

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"Look glowy—not oily—by opting for a satin or matte finish foundation and carefully applying highlight to the high points of your face."

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"To give your glossy glow staying power, first apply a liquid highlighter like Becca's Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid (£30), then apply a powder highlight on top. This sets the liquid so that it lasts and adds extra metallic shine."

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"To find the perfect glow ritual for your face shape, think about the features you really want to enhance, and then add touches of light to them. For example, a touch of highlight added to the inner corners of eyes gives a beautiful wide-eyed look."

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"For a super-natural, wearable daytime glow, use fingertips instead of brushes and press a small amount of highlighter onto your freshly applied base."

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10 Products We Love for a Nikki Makeup Glow

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid $30
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Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Creme
Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Creme $42
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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 4
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 4 $69
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MAC Little MAC Strobe Cream
MAC Little MAC Strobe Cream $12
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Becca Skin Love Glow Elixir
Becca Skin Love Glow Elixir $34
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Malin+Goetz AHA Treatment Solution
Malin+Goetz AHA Treatment Solution $36
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Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum
Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum $44
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Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint
Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint $30
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Nyx Away We Glow Liquid Booster
Nyx Away We Glow Liquid Booster $15
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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter $30
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