Dua’s MUA Nikki Wolff shares her pro tricks to nail ‘ooh la la’ winged liner and a perfect pillowy pout

Nikki Wolff is the MUA, you may also know as @nikki_makeup, who fills our feeds with drool-worthy images of glamorous makeup. Her tutorials have us lusting over her signature glowy lit from within skin, winged liner and pillowy pouts in nudes through to bright and bold hues. Her polished style is much in demand and her discerning makeup clients include Dua Lipa, Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Priyanka Chopra.

In her new role as KVD Beauty Global Director of Artistry, Nikki lets us into her boudoir and shares her ultimate beauty hacks, and her favourite makeup and skincare in this latest Beauty Spy

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My instant route to glamour in minutes has got to be a liquid liner
“You just can’t beat the transformative effect of a liquid liner, how it can instantly change the shape of your eye and just make you look more polished. I always say, look down rather than close the eyes when applying liner. If the eyes are open, then it means you get a nice smooth fluid finish. You can always do it in little strokes rather than one full stroke if you need to blink in between. My little tip for the wing – is look straight ahead and follow the angle of the bottom lash line. Then once you have the shape you can make it a little bit more thick and dramatic and fill in the gaps. That is what I call ooh-la-la liquid liner.”

This brush trick makes for a perfect pout
“My tip for creating a perfect shape when you are doing such a strong colour on the lips is to put the bulk of the colour on with the actual applicator, and then use a little brush just to go around the edges and that really helps you get a nice neat precise finish.”

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The way to glow
“The best way to create the glowiest lit from within skin is to highlight all of the high points of the face.” Think tips of cheekbones, bridge of the nose, the cupid’s bow and brow bone.

My no-fail hack for lash volume
“My most used beauty hack is probably to apply individual lashes before mascara and then put tons of mascara on afterwards. When you pull your mascara out, instead of wiping that little bit you get on the end of the mascara off, I like to use it to disperse mascara on the bottom lashes. And once it’s on, then I use the length of the wand to comb it through.”

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The skincare secrets I swear by…
“I’m a big fan of double cleansing. I think it’s really important to be able to remove all your makeup, any debris from the day and SPF. In the evenings I will use a serum followed by a moisturiser. My main goal is just to give my skin as much hydration as possible because it’s quite dry. Then in the daytime, it’s all about vitamin C and SPF. I’ve been using vitamin C on my skin for years. I’ve suffered with pigmentation and melasma and I find vitamin C really helps to improve and just brighten the skin and give you the best glow.”

Scroll down to shop Nikki’s beauty kit that she swears by on set and in IRL…

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