Travelling to Mexico for our photo shoot is a lot of work, but also such a treat. We can’t complain about being by the ocean! Seeing familiar faces also makes these campaign shoots so amazing. Nikkie de Jager (known as Nikkietutorials on her popular YouTube makeup channel) came to join us again, this time in the Mayan Riviera, just south of Cancun.
Nikkie’s makeup looks on the models were fantastic of course, but what really blew me away was her love for beach style. I especially liked her in the Billabong Dazed In Luv Kimono. The kimono shape is flowy and very versatile – I loved how Nikkie made it look so glam. It added great coverage too for touching up models under the sun.
We asked Nikkie to pick her favourite swimsuit of the trip, and it was hands down the Magicsuit Papillion Rita Tankini Top.
No surprise here, as that style is a customer favourite in prints and other solid colours. It’s a great suit for beach time, or cooling off in the pool after a long morning of shooting. Nikkie loved the print, and most of her Swimco favourites are real standout pieces!
Nikkie wasn’t just our makeup maven; she even pitched in to help with other equipment like our photographers’ reflector. A cover up with pockets was essential to help store her products while hustling up and down the beach with the team. Hope we didn’t work you too hard Nikkie!
Of course, through the whole trip Nikkie’s makeup was flawless. I don’t know how she does it! But if you’d like an Insider tip, I did see a couple of her Mexico makeup picks in her most recent ‘Hits’ of the month video. So if you love her sun kissed look from the Swimco shoot, be sure to check it out. And for a look at her favourite items from Swimco, check out Nikkie’s Mexico Picks here.
It was great to see our sweet friend Nikkie again this year, and I really enjoyed chatting with her about makeup. I even taught her a new trick for curling her lashes! Check out her video here to see how. I’m pretty proud I could share something new with a pro like Nikkie. Until next year!