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Name: Nicole Kyriakopoulos

Where are you from? Originally from Tillsonburg, Ontario.

 What is your makeup philosophy? Less is more! It is much easier to start off light and build up colour or coverage than it is to go in with a lot all at once.

 What is your makeup specialty? I love a good soft glam where my clients are able to still feel like themselves, but a glam version of themselves. I think that it is so important to still feel comfortable in the makeup that you are wearing and to still look like YOU once the makeup is applied.

 What is your must-have product in your kit? I start every application off with the Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre. It is the perfect moisturizer in my mind as it works well for all skin types. This product also acts as a primer for makeup to help keep it on all day, and for my dry skinned clients, I will use it as a mask before I begin their in order to have a nice and hydrated base to do makeup on!

 What is the one beauty routine no one should ever skip? Skincare is so important – if anything, at least wash and moisturize your face on the daily. Proper skincare is essential to having a flawless makeup application.

 List your favourite drugstore find: I am obsessed with the NYX butter glosses, especially Madeline and Tiramisu. They are the perfect glosses – they are pigmented, have an impactful shine, and are super comfortable to wear.

 What are some brands we would see in your kit? MAC, Laura Mercier, Benefit, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Stila, and a few others!

 Describe your style in three words: Soft, simple, comfortable

 What makeup artist inspires you?  Celebrity makeup artist, Patrick Ta, is one of my all-time favourite makeup artists. His work is FLAWLESS!

 

Quick you can only pick one:

Lipstick or Lipgloss? Lipgloss

Mascara or Brows? Mascara

Blush or Bronzer? Bronzer

Bold Lip or Nude Lip? Nude Lip

Winged liner or Smokey eye? Smokey Eye