Scroll through the portfolio of CHICAGO MAKE-UP ARTIST NIKA VAUGHAN BRIDAL ARTISTS and you'll see image after image of beautiful natural brides! With a fresh faced signature style that aims to enhance each bride's beauty, they have a deep appreciation for freckles and a natural glow, and feel that every bride should feel like the most beautiful version of herself on her wedding day. I love that! Read on to find out more about them and you might find yourself with some free advice for the big day!
HOW DID YOU BECOME A MAKE-UP ARTIST? I was a starving artist who needed a job for the summer, and a friend noticed that a lot of the women in my own art had detailed hair or makeup, and suggested I apply for a makeup job at the local dept store. By the end of the summer I was hooked, and started building a makeup artist portfolio.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? Fresh faced and romantic. I love freckles and amazing lashes that look like you grew them yourself. It's awesome when a bride feels like the most beautiful version of herself: happy, super pretty, and not self-conscious that it's all "too much."
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB? I love learning about the wedding the bride is looking to create. I love teasing out how modern vs. vintage-inspired she is, what details she's had the most fun with, and then giving her beauty options that compliment the mood of the day she's creating.
WHAT WOULD YOUR DREAM WEDDING BE LIKE? Destination! I love mountains, cliffs, and anywhere near water, so it would be really focused on nature and the outdoors. The ceremony would be super small and intimate, and then we'd have an outdoor dinner with family and friends.