Nikki Mitchell is one talented lady. Known as one of the best makeup artists and brow stylists on the Gold Coast, Nikki is based out of her Miami studio and has gone from strength to strength, establishing a highly regarded name for her business Nikki Mitchell Makeup & Beauty. Amongst the numerous awards she has won, Nikki is known especially for her brow styling, spray tanning range and now, her recently launched new skin care range, Nikki Mitchell Tanning & Skin. Nikki’s 20 years’ experience as a qualified professional makeup artist has seen her work with some of the most high-profile clients and international events. The vast range of celebrity clientele Nikki has worked with include Miranda Kerr, Toni Collette, Naomi Watts, Jesinta Franklin, Samantha Harris and Kylie Minogue. We caught up with Nikki to tell us about her new skincare range, her pick of the bunch and where she like’s to hang on the Coast.
Tell us about your career thus far.
I’ve been a professional makeup artist for over 20 years working on hundreds of clients. My number one priority making clients feel comfortable and focusing on their natural beauty to deliver the best results. I started developing my own brand of spray tanning solution in 2016 because I wasn’t happy with the tan solutions on the market, so I decided the only way to get the natural colour I wanted was to make my own range. It’s a natural olive tan and does not go patchy at all! So then in 2020, I decided to add a skincare range!
What’s your proudest business moment?
Launching my tanning range and having it win best tan of Brisbane 2020 plus now launching my skincare range. As much as 2020 has been a not so great year for some, the down time of closing my salon through Covid gave me time to focus on creating my skincare range which is full of active ingredients and peptides!
Tell us about your new Nikki Mitchell Skin Range.
The whole range is vegan, cruelty-free, Australian made and with active ingredients. The range includes face masks, moisturiser, cleanser, facial scrub, eye cream and body lotion. I designed the range to be skincare staples and offer my clients added benefits to their daily regime. It’s rejuvenation in a jar.
Tell us about your favourite product from the range.
I absolutely love both my Hyaluronic Gel and my Vitamin C 20% Serum. I have had so many before and after pictures showing me great results, it’s just so rewarding.
What skin types does it suit?
It suits all skin types including acne breakouts to anti-aging, I created it to be unisex.
What’s in the works for your for 2021?
I was going to be travelling to teach the model brow technique to salons around Australia but with the Covid restrictions this isn’t looking good for my upcoming travel plans.
Tell us your favourites on the Coast…
Café for breakfast: Commune Burleigh and Hide ‘n Seek Espresso
Coffee spot: Forreal Kitchen
Restaurant for dinner: That’s Amore and Little Truffle
Bar or pub for a drink: Mr.
How does your weekend usually look?
My Saturday’s are normally full of doing makeups for weddings or events, but Sunday’s are for relaxing with family (my 3 beautiful boys) and friends, maybe a few drinks in the afternoon.
You can view all of Nikki’s range here.