Meet BABE Co-Founder and COO, Nicole Payne!


May 15, 2013

With the opening of BABE Beauty Bar just a couple weeks away, we wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the team–the beauty and the brains–that’s bringing posh power pampering to the Nashville makeup scene! This week, we interviewed BABE Co-Founder and COO Nicole Payne about her beauty routine, products she can’t live without, and more…

BABE Blog: What’s your daily beauty routine?

Nicole LOVES Clarisonic products!

Nicole Payne: My daily beauty routine is as follows: I start with cleansing my face with my Clarisonic Face Brush and then follow with my Clarisonic Opal with eye serum. I follow that with my Chanel Hydrating Toner and then an eye cream and SPF face cream. Finally, I use my neck and décolleté serums and creams. Throughout my entire routine, I use variety of three different serums for my face and eyes.

BB: What are your top five must-have beauty products?

NP: Clarisonic face products, Clarisonic Opal with eye serum, FACE Stockholm Picture Perfect Foundation and their cream blushes,  Diorshow Mascara and maximizer, and Guerlain bronzer.

BB: What three makeup items should no woman leave home without?

Diorshow is Nicole’s favorite mascara.

NP: Easy: mascara,  bronzer and/or cream blush, and lipstick.

BB: What is the best beauty advice you’ve ever been given?

NP: The best beauty advice I’ve been told is that your face is like a canvas–it needs to be prepped by using really great skincare and products. The makeup will look so much better when you do this.  I also tell my clients that beauty is what you feel about yourself, not what you see in the mirror.

BB: When did you know a career in beauty was for you?

NP: I knew I wanted a career in beauty at very young age. I spent my entire childhood playing in my mom and older sister’s makeup. I also grew up doing pageants and always loved doing my own makeup.

Thanks for sharing your beauty tips and tricks, Nicole!