Our fabulous Beautyfix Panel offers their insights to help us select which amazing products will be in the latest seasons of Beautyfix. Without their expert opinions and tips, we’d be like every other run-of-the-mill beauty website. One of our newest Beautyfix panelists, professional makeup artist Noel Nichols, knows how to make any woman glamorous with the simple flick of a makeup brush. Noel brings a lifetime obsession of makeup artistry along with her tips and tricks of the trade to the Beautyfix panel.
Born and raised a southern California girl, she aspired at a young age to be a makeup artist. Enrolling in makeup school at 17, she’s been creating beautiful faces ever since. Her style is uniquely clean yet creative and has worked with an array of celebrities (Adam Lambert, The Pussycat Dolls) and industry veterans such as Fiona Stiles and Aaron De Mey. Her makeup work has graced the faces of fashions “It Girls” like Arizona Muse, Nichole Scherzinger, Katharine McPhee and many more. Lucky me (and you!), we got a little tidbit of info from Noel.
What do you love about Beautyfix and being in the beauty industry?
“Why do I love Beautyfix? I love Beautyfix because it enables people who are total beauty junkies like me to support their habit without breaking the bank! We all know how quickly beauty products add up, and Beautyfix allows you to try high quality skincare and cosmetics, specifically for you, at a low cost. How amazing is that? I also love that you get to try new things you normally wouldn’t, that’s now I found some of my favorite products!
My favorite part of being in the beauty industry is the versatility that it brings. I am almost never doing the same kind of job, with the exception of a few clients, and I love that every day is different from the last . I get to meet amazing people both in front of the camera and behind, travel to beautiful locations, see my work in the media, and play with makeup all day. It’s exciting and inspiring. I couldn’t ask for more.”
What’s been your most memorable experience in beauty?
“My most memorable experience in beauty has to be when I was very early on in my career. I was assisting a very well known makeup artist for a fashion editorial in a highly regarded magazine with a famous photographer. It was fascinating to see such seasoned artists produce such high quality work.
Being my first day assisting I didn’t know what to expect. I was terrified when asked to apply the foundation, concealer and powder. I thought I had already done quite a lot, but after doing a gorgeous clean cat eye liner on one eye, the makeup artist handed me the liquid liner and said, “Ok, you do the other eye.” After telling my shaky hand to stop, I surprised myself by doing a good job, and I left the job feeling confident in my skills as an artist. I am forever grateful for that experience.”
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