Nigel Barker Becomes a Beauty Buff


Nigel Barker’s stepping away from the cameras and heading to the beauty counter with not just one, but two beauty lines in the works.

The fashion shutterbug is making it a family affair by working with his wife Cristen, who is a makeup artist, to create Beauty Equation for prestige distribution and BE Cosmetics for mass. The two lines are meant to ensure beauty buffs are camera ready with a combination of skincare and makeup for both.

“After years of staring at people through a close lens, you get a really tight look at the skin and the face,” Nigel explained to Women’s Wear Daily. “We come from reality TV and that behind-the-scenes part of the business. Moth of the time that side of the story is not shared.”

So what’s the difference between the two lines, other than where you’ll find them? Beauty Equation, the department store-ready line, will offer skincare that will target dry skin, aging, and blemish-prone skin with the help of botanical extracts and vitamins. The botanical and vitamins will also be infused in the color cosmetics, including the shadows, glosses, and complexion kits that will range from $15.00-$85.61. “It’s about giving women the tools that makeup artists are now using on set and backstage,” Cristen said.

As for BE Cosmetics, it will boast a more affordable fragrance-free skincare range for $8.00-$18.00 that will protect skin with a hypoallergenic and antibacterial formula. The makeup will include lip, eye, full face, and highlighter palettes, which with range from $4.00-$14.00, plus a brush cleaner and cosmetics bags to boot!

While we’ll have to wait until next year to get our hands on the glamorous goodies, we have a feeling the ranges will be featured on the next season of The Face.