Bespoke Cosmetic owner Nicky Blue has had a fascinating career, touring with some of the biggest names in music as a wardrobe mistress.
Watching makeup artists work their magic built the foundation for a love of makeup and great skin that has proved a common theme throughout her career and she worked locally as a makeup artist on commercial photo shoots before retraining in cosmetic tattoo and skin needling.
For Nicky, it’s about so much more than making women look good; it’s equally about making them feel good. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with some amazing women, but what I’ve found is that no matter how extraordinary these women are, we’re all the same; we all have the same concerns and worries,” she says.
“Everyone I’ve ever met, it doesn’t matter how much money or fame they’ve accomplished, they’re still searching for the comfort that comes with looking and feeling good.” An important part of the business for Nicky is the supply of Cane + Austin products, developed by board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist, Dr. Craig Austin; a range that she passionately believes in.
“It’s a range that women can understand, use and get results from,” Nicky says. “Women want skincare to be simple and straightforward or we don’t do it. These products slip into existing regimes nicely.”
She is also the New Zealand distributor of Freedom natural deodorant and stocks her favourites from the Youngblood makeup range, providing simple lessons in makeup. “It’s a satisfying mix of creative work, sales, marketing and distribution, while getting to meet wonderful people.”
When Nicky Blue of Bespoke Cosmetic came across natural deodorant Freedom, she knew it was the perfect product to add to her business. “I noticed a gap in the market for a natural, aluminium-free deodorant that actually works,” she says.
“This luxury product smells amazing and is easy and pleasant to use. Aluminium clogs pores so the body cannot eliminate toxins, so it ends up in our lymphatic system and breast tissue. Our bodies are designed to sweat, but we don’t want the odour, so using a natural deodorant that prevents odour but allows gentle perspiration is the healthy option.”
Nicky distributes Freedom to spas, appearance clinics and salons, alongside another handpicked brand, Cane + Austin skincare. Created by New York dermatologist Dr Austin, the highly active glycolic-based range is simple and effective for plumper, fresher, younger-looking skin. The latest Cane + Austin addition is the 10 percent glycolic cleanser and mask – two beautiful products in one. Nicky uses the range herself and says it appeals to both women and men. “People love it and feel the benefits really quickly.”
After more than 25 years in the beauty industry working as a commercial make-up artist and in beauty product distribution, Nicky retrained in micropigmentation (cosmetic tattooing) and skin needling. She established Bespoke Cosmetic more than five years ago. “Everything at Bespoke is aimed at increasing people’s wellbeing and confidence in their appearance, whether it’s cosmetic tattoo, makeup, or effective skincare products.”
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