Her gorgeous face has probably graced your dashboard many-a-times and you probably already follow Nik aka cosmic-noir . She’s an extraordinary makeup artist who has created some of the most amazing makeup, cosplay and SFX looks I’ve ever seen, from Monsters to Mermaids. I really wanted to ask her a few questions about her art and inspiration and a few tips she has for Black pastels. I’m really happy to kick off a new feature here on called PrettyBlackPastel: Blogger Q+A With:… and NIK aka Cosmic-Noir is our first blogger!
Pretty Black Pastel: What made you want to become a makeup artist? NIK: I have always been a creative person. When I was younger, I was in awe
of fictitious creatures: fairies, dragons, monsters, you name it! I
wanted to BE them, and that’s when I started to experiment with SFX and
body painting. As I got older, I got into beauty makeup, but SFX still
holds a special place in my heart.
PBP: What inspires you artistically? N:Everything! I find a story in everything I see, and my mind just runs
with it. The work of Guillermo del Toro inspires me to be better as
PBP: What is your favorite pastel lipstick shade? N: This one is hard! I have a few: Lilac Flush (Maybelline), Peach Poppy
(Maybelline), Angel (MAC), Kool (Muy Linda), Whirl (MAC) with white
liner in the center.
PBP: Top makeup tips for girls with pastel hair? N: Go bold with a super smoky eye and nude lips! I love that combo with
very light hair. Or go with a neutral eye look, (or no shadow at all)
with just liner, mascara, lashes, and a bold lip for an edgy look. I
also suggest experimenting with colorful eyeliners.
PBP: Advice for black people wanting to try the pastel trend? N: Do it. You’ll look amazing. Our skin is IN, boo! And there is nothing that doesn’t look amazing on us. (: