Nikki Bella (WWE) Inspired Tutorial

WWE’s Nikki Bella

Inspired Makeup

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While I can’t say I’m a big fan of wrestling,

I am guilty of following a few accounts associated with WWE on social media … Including a guy that sits ringside at every Monday Night Raw (for reasons I’m ashamed to even disclose).

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In following some of these WWE accounts, I was able to discover Eileen Sandoval a few years back. Eileen is a Los Angeles based makeup artist who glams up all of the WWE divas! From subtle makeup, to full on glam – I fall in love with pretty much every look Eileen posts to her Instagram: @honeybeileen.

Last week she did Nikki Bella’s makeup for the Sister’s movie premiere, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it! The gorgeous deep plum lip, paired with a sleek pulled back pony was too gorgeous to not recreate – so I had to!

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If you’d like to see my take on Nikki Bella’s glam look, then please read on!


Before I began, I applied MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation (NW35) and filled in my brows (which I’m getting waxed ASAP, don’t worry).

Step One:

Apply an eyeshadow base.

I used a cream eyeshadow from Kiko Cosmetics in the color 04 Mat Taupe as my eye shadow base. I applied this to my lid with my elf “C” brush.

Step Two:

Apply shadow to the lid.

For my base shadow, I used a Loreal eyeshadow quad … Or maybe it’s Maybelline (no pun intended, I’ve had this thing for so long that all of the info on it has worn off).

From this quad, I applied the light purple iridescent shade to my lid.

Step Three:

Define your crease.

Just above my crease, I applied the color “Plum” from the Lorac Pro 2 Palette.

**It is best to do this step when your eye is open. My eye is closed in the picture below to show what the shadow should look like once you apply it!

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Step Four:

Blend out your crease.

With the colors “Mauve” and “Taupe” from the Lorac Pro Palette, I blended out my crease area with my blending brush.

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Step Five:

Highlight your brow bone.

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For my brow bone highlight, I chose a pearl shimmery shade from Covergirl.

Step Six:

Apply Eyeliner, mascara, and lashes.


I started off by applying MAC fluid line in “Retro Black” to my lash line. Over that I applied NYX’s matte liquid liner. On my lashes is Maybelline’s Lash Sensational mascara, and Ardell Soft Touch Lashes in the number 163.

Step Seven:

Apply and set concealer.

For concealer I used Maybelline’s Master Conceal in the color light, and set that with my Laura Mercier Translucent powder.

To see how I apply them, click here.

Step Eight:

Contour.

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I did a powder contour for this look using Milani’s pressed powder in the color “Rich Beige”.

Step Nine:

Apply shadow and mascara to lower lash line.

For my lower lash line shadow, I am using the darker purple shade from the mystery shadow quad.

Then, I applied the lighter purple shadow from that same quad, to the inner corner of my eye for a highlight. Lastly, I applied a coat of mascara to my lower lashes.

Step Nine:

Highlight and blend.

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I highlighted my cheekbones and the tip of my nose with “Bobby Dazzle” eyeshadow from the Vice 3 Palette. I then blended out the rest of my face with Benefit’s Hello Flawless pressed powder.

Step Ten:

Apply liner, lipstick, and gloss.

The lipliner I used for this look was Mac’s “Currant”. For lipstick I chose Maybelline’s “Blissful Berry”. Although I wish I had went with a more purple shade, I am pleased with how my lip color came out. 

After applying “Blissful Berry”, I re-lined my lips for more definition. To complete the lip look, I applied “Pinklicious” lip gloss from Covergirl!

This is my finished Look:

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While this tutorial wasn’t geared towards being a NYE look, I think it is ABSOLUTELY something to rock on the 31st (I do still have a New Year’s Eve tutorial coming your way, I just need to get my brows under control first). I think the sleek pony really tied this look together. I’m noticing what a difference it makes when I put the effort into doing both my makeup AND hair. It’s amazing how good you can look when you stop being so lazy (a mantra I hope to remember next time I think of skipping the gym)!

Any who, I hope you guys liked this tutorial. I really loved the idea of recreating a celebrity’s makeup. If there’s a look you’d like me to recreate, please let me know, I’d love to!!

Have you seen my latest posts? Check them out below.

Classic Holiday Glam

Voluminous Tight Curls

Copper Holiday Makeup

XO, 

SLEX

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