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.
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.
: You can find me on Instagram at @nikkicarmela
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