Q&A with Nigel Stanislaus | Maybelline at MBFWA


Nigel Stanislaus (also known as Mr Maybelline), Maybelline NY Makeup Director in Australia.


I had the privilege of meeting Nigel backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. It was very special to see Nigel work his magic backstage creating beautiful beauty looks for the runway shows.  I was lucky enough to chat with Nigel on this season’s beauty trends and his favourite looks from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.

Q&A with Mr Maybelline

What are the top three beauty trends this season?

1) spikey spidery lashes
2) velvety skin
3) matte coloured lips

Favourite beauty look from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia?

I have two favourite looks! Toni Maticevski for its beauty with a distortion aesthetic & We Are Handsome for that ‘gangsta rap barbie’ look.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

I get my inspirations from travel, people and culture. I sometimes also get my inspirations through music & movies.

Who are some people that have inspired you throughout your career?

Makeup artist Peter Philips , artist/painter Bromley, Jackson Pollock, Designer Todd Oldham, Patricia Field, early Madonna, Princess Diana, The Solid Gold Dancers, Olivia Newton John & Julie Andrews.

Three Maybelline products every girl can’t live without?

1) Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara
2) Master Highlight blush/bronzer
3) Dream Velvet foundation

What is your no-fail beauty trick?

Mixing blush & bronzer together to create instant radiance.

Can you share the secret to flawless skin? Any product recommendations?

Flawless skin means marrying the right application with the right product. For me it’s DreamVelvet foundation applied using your fingertips.

What’s next for you and Maybelline?

There is always something exciting around the corner for us! I can’t say much but you never know, I could appear on your TV screen again soon!


Mr Maybelline with the Maybelline Squad!

I leave you with the beauty looks created by Nigel for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.

Day 1: Toni Maticevski


Day 2: Georgia Alice, Misha Collection and Zhivago

Nigel was the exclusive Makeup Artist for Misha Collection’s special guest Bella Hadid.


Day 3: By Johnny


Day 4 & 5: C/Meo Collective, Emma Mulholland and We Are Handsome


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