Nigel was born and raised in Singapore, graduating in both graphic and fashion design with an education that spanned between Singapore, Melbourne and New York City. He currently resides in Sydney Australia and divides his busy schedule between Australia, Asia and America. Nigel’s duo discipline has provided him with a truly unique approach to the art of make-up backed with the advantage of a solid understanding of the history of fashion and the technicalities of graphic design.
His works can be seen in prestige editorials like L’Offciel, Elle and Harpers Bazaar. He has also been invited to work on international TV shows such as Australia’s Next Top Model, Make Me a Supermodel, Project Runway, Australian Idol and The X-Factor. He is also a highly respected industry expert that spends his time speaking at all major Australian and New Zealand beauty seminars.
As the Makeup Director for Maybelline NY Australia, Nigel represents the brand at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, working on shows that include Betsey Johnson, DKNY, Custo Barcelona, Wes Gordon, RVCA, William Rast and L.A.M.B. In Australia, Nigel heads up his 30 plus team for the Mercedes Benz Australian Fashion Week and the Sydney Fashion Festival, directing shows for Emma Mulholland, Ksubi, Alice McCall, Johanna Johnson and Haryono Setiadi, just to name a few. Along with this, he is featured on Youtube in many Maybelline NY videos teaching beauty fanatics worldwide the latest makeup trends.
Nigel’s celebrity list includes: Olivia Newton-John, Agyness Deynn, Kelly Osborne, Victoria Secret Angel: Jess Hart, Melanie Brown, Peaches Geldof, Sir Bob Geldof, Hillary Duff, Ronan Keating, Ashlee Simpson, Guy Sebastian, Bryan Adams, Michael Bublé, Melissa George, Andrej Prejic, Ruby Rose, Pete Wentz, The Veronicas, Darren Hayes, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Erin Wasson.
Nigel’s advertising list includes: Maybelline New York, Dior, Makeup Store, L’Oreal, Garnier, Clinique, Mambo, Pierre Cardin, Adidas, Foxtel, Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music, Paramount Pictures, Chatswood Chase, Dotti, Bardot, Harvey Norman, Iinet, Mimco, Rosemount, Amstell, Yellowglen and De Bortolli Wines.
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