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.”
A dermatologist’s new product range is wowing users, beauty editors and clinic/salon owners alike with its easy efficacy.
Nicky Blue of Bespoke Cosmetic visited America two years ago in search of a simple, easy to use but highly effective home beauty treatment that would fit into customers’ current skin regimes and add the extra results. There she met Dr Craig Austin, Associate Professor of Dermatology at Mt Sinai Medical School New York and his product range Cane + Austin.
The hero ingredient is glycolic acid, derived from sugar cane – hence the brand’s name. “It incorporates the smallest molecules of AHAs to exfoliate those top, dull, leathery layers, but in a very gentle hydrating way,” Nicky says.
“Just swipe the pad over the face and neck, even your chest and hands, to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, pigmentation and age spots.”
Miracle Pads come in three strengths – 10 percent, 20 percent and 30 percent – plus two acne options (salicylic and glycolic) for extra pore clearing treatment. Other products include weightless SPF50 sunscreens and tints, facial moisturiser, eye cream, face and body scrub and body lotion. With her background in makeup, Nicky knows great skin is the most important foundation.
“My clients love using it between skin needling appointments and as a general ongoing skin treatment that keeps up the healthy, radiant look they love.”
Nicky is the distributor for New Zealand and Australia and the range is available at Ballantynes, appearance medicine clinics, salons and spas.