Makeup by Nicole Cardinal

Nicole M. Cardinal
Nicole M. Cardinal

I created this page for my daughter Nicole to showcase her passion for Makeup, Hairstyling, and all things shiny and take to you into the world of “Makeup by Nicole”.  Nicole has always had a knack for applying makeup for the everyday look, for glamor shots,  Halloween Makeup, and loves creating looks that make people turn and take a second look.  She has taught me many techniques of how to apply makeup to get a certain look like: a smokey eye; a subtle day look or more dramatic eye.  She is very talented when it comes to applying makeup and i’m excited to showcase her work.  So, I look forward to posting some of her work here from time to time and hope you come to enjoy viewing “Makeup by Nicole”.




Halloween 2014
Nicole M. Cardinal Pop Art / Pin Up Zombie

This year Nicole really out did herself.  Here she really shows her makeup application ability and applies several different products to come up with what she calls “Pop Art / Pin Up Zombie”.   I totally love this look and I also hear that she applied Halloween looks on other people this year, which shows how talented she is and look forward to seeing more looks.  Hope you all had a great Halloween this year. 🙂



 “NEECHIE GIRL’S GOT THIS” – March 28, 2014

BeFunky_Elf Haul.jpg Nicole asks, are you on a tight budget, but still want to look like a Glamazon?  Well she recommends the ELF and JORDANA Product line that you can pick up at any drug store or dollar store near you.  On her latest ‘NEECHIE GIRLS GOT THIS” Makeup Haul at the Dollar Store in her itty bitty town she was able to purchase Elf and Jordana products for well under $20.  Looking your best does not have to leave your purse all sad and lonely and you can have $$$$ left over for other essentials.   Nicole before and after

In her tiny itty bitty town, there is a Dollar Store where she did her latest makeup haul for under $20.   Nicole purchased an Elf Blush in “Pink Passion and an Elf Bronzer in “Warm Tan” for only $2.  The blush and bronzer have great pigmentation and blend very well.  The Jordana matte lipstick in “Lavender Lady” was $3, which, she says “is a little high-end for her, wink”, but is not burning any holes in her pockets.  The two concealers in “Sand and Light” she picked up for $4 and come in a variety of shades.  She absolutely loves the Elf and Jordana makeup line as she can pull off a great day-to-day or evening look for under $20.  She is definitely a lady who knows how to spot a deal and match her products to create a fabulous essentials make up kit.  NEECHIE GIRL’S GOT THIS!



“NEECHIE GIRL’S GOT THIS” – March 6, 2014


My daughter Nicole is always telling me that not everyone can afford a $40 palette or a $10 lipstick and even more so if they are a struggling student.  I thought “ok, she’s got a point” so I decided to dedicate a page on my blog to her where she can do her reviews, drugstore hauls and makeup tips – “NEECHIE GIRL’S GOT THIS”.  I remember being a struggling student and all I had for makeup was a Covergirl Foundation and No Name Brand Mascara.  So, I welcome Nicole’s thoughts and hope that you will stop by once in awhile and come to enjoy reading about her take on makeup, here on my Blog.  Just to further clarity, all her cosmetics or beauty items that she will be sharing will be under a $20 limit.  The following is her latest drugstore haul and I must say I was very impressed with the items that she was able to purchase and not go over the agreed upon amount.

She was able to purchase the following Essence’s Products: Mattifying Compact Powder Foundation in light beige for $5.99; Metal Glam Eyeshadows in the colors Chocolate Jewelry, Golden Up and Frosted Apple for $1.99 each; a Gel Eyeliner in Midnight in Paris for $3.99 and an No Name Brand Eyeshadow Base in Nude for $1.  She said that Essence was one of the more pricier makeups and wanted to splurge a bit since this would be her first haul and review.  Gotta Love my Daughter for putting me in my place, just this

urban decay nicole

She also wanted to share her Urban Decay Naked Palettes, which she purchased on Ebay and Amazon all under $20.  The girl’s got skills, definitely got that from her Mom.

With that, I hope you all enjoyed reading Nicole’s first Blog Post and hope that you come back soon to read her review on these products in 2 weeks.  Stay beautiful, bye for now.

Beauty Native Style








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