Alluring Interview with MUA Nikki Carmela Peters

Alluring Interview with MUA Nikki Carmela Peters

In this month's Alluring Interview, we are featuring Nikki Carmela Peters, a South Florida makeup artist. She shares with us her favorite beauty secret, her passion for SFX makeup, her proudest career accomplish at New York Fashion week.

42 DUBONNET: Tell us about you.

NIKKI: My name is Nikki Carmela Peters and I'm a makeup artist based in South Florida. I was a theater major most of my childhood which is where my passion for makeup developed from. Honestly I'm inspired by just about anything and everything. Art, Fashion, Movies, Poetry, Music, People, You name it!

42 DUBONNET: What is your proudest career accomplishment?

NIKKI: When I was younger I always had a passion for the fashion district, so doing makeup for 36+ designers for New York Fashion week was a proud accomplishment for me.

42 DUBONNET: What’s one secret you learned when you started wearing / doing makeup?
NIKKI: One secret I learned about makeup is our eyebrows are SISTERS not TWINS! Wise words that will always stick with me.

42 DUBONNET: What’s one of your secrets for how you do your own makeup?

NIKKI: For me, I always try to accentuate my best features. I have very fair skin and light eyes (my eyes actually change colors) so I try to compliment those features to the best of my ability. A fierce red lip is also my secret weapon. I always feel best in red lipstick.

42 DUBONNET: What’s one of the juiciest secrets you’ve ever been told?

NIKKI: I've really never been one for secrets. I'm pretty much an open book for the most part. I never see the need to hide anything or keep anything secret. Being open and honest is always best I feel.

42 DUBONNET: What’s one thing you’re curious about?

NIKKI: I'm curious about everything really! I was always the kid growing up asking too many questions. Always wanting to know "Why" and "How".

42 DUBONNET: What’s the most forbidden thing you’ve ever done?

NIKKI: Hmmm forbidden as in illegal? Well I do find myself trespassing quite frequently for photo shoots.

42 DUBONNET: What’s your favorite look to create?

NIKKI: I love to create in general! anytime I have creative freedom for a look on set is my favorite. My favorite types of looks to create are Editorial and SFX. I'm a huge horror movie fan. Specially my favorite look I've done to date would probably be Samara from The Ring.

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42 DUBONNET: What’s one secret for creating this look?

NIKKI: I created the pruned wet skin by manipulating silicone with plastic wrap!

42 DUBONNET: Thank you Nikki for interviewing with us! Before we go I'd like to share with our audience how our readers follow you or reach out to you.

NIKKI: You can find me on Instagram at @nikkicarmela

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