côtier by nicole cheng

nicole cheng is a professional makeup artist based in Southern California. as her artistry imitates life, she draws inspiration from coastal living.

as a bridal expert with years of experience, natural, sun-kissed brides inspired ms. Cheng to create côtier, for the contemporary california goddess.

côtier brides seek quality bridal hair, makeup, and skincare services that stay true to themselves, preserving the fresh nature of the ocean yet exuding radiance for their occasion.

côtier is a collective of professionals in the bridal beauty industry, ranging from skincare specialists, hairstylists, and makeup artists. all artists are selectively curated and continuously trained to provide excellent services, and remain up to date on all things bridal beauty.



frequently asked questions

Q: WHere are you located?

a: we have two studios based in Newport coast, ca and chino hills, ca. we offer mobile services, and will travel to your home, venue, office, etc. for trials and wedding day makeup.

Q: How long does a service typically take? 

A: please allow 2.5 hours for brides, and 60 minutes per service for additional guests. 

Q: Should I do anything to prepare for the appointment? 

A: Just have a freshly washed face! we always start off every service with rodan and fields skincare products. 

Q: Your thoughts on lash extensions? 

A: lash extensions are the most natural yet stunning option, when done correctly. inquire within for our recommended lash extensions vendor list. 

Q: Trials and Consultations?

A: We recommend booking your trial up to three months before your wedding date. They are mandatory for wedding makeup applications, as it will give both the artist and bride a clear view of what the wedding day application will look like. 

Q: Deposit Fee?

A: We collect fifty percent of your payment due at the trial, and will collect the rest at the day of the wedding. 



let us pamper and primp you!

Please complete the form below. 

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desired services


Whether you're looking to brush up on some basics, or host the ultimate girls night in, we'd love to teach a group our individual lesson! Customize a private class with professional makeup artist Nicole Cheng to learn the newest, most radiant styles in the makeup industry. 

Teen Makeup Application Course:

Don't we all wish we attended one of these growing up? A fun and fresh, simple  makeup course to teach our girls the basics in makeup, and how to enhance their natural beauty while giving them a confidence boost!

This class is a two hour long event, and includes an optional makeup starter kit for young beauties. 

Age Rewind Makeup Application Course: 

Learn flattering makeup techniques, and east Asian skincare secrets that'll make you fall in love with your reflection all over again! Perfect elegant day to night makeup looks that'll leave you ready for any occasion. A great event to invite mom to, or a fun lesson to share with friends. 

This class is a 2 hour long event, and includes two optional skincare and makeup kits. 

Glamorous Makeup Application Course: 

Contouring, Highlighting, cut crease Eyes, Oh My! Keep up with the newest beauty trends with this intense course for serious glam addicts. Go more in depth than YouTube makeup tutorials, and gain some hands-on experience with all the latest techniques. Learn stacking lashes, baking, photography friendly makeup, and end up with amazing special occasion full glam techniques! This course is perfect for aspiring makeup artists, beauty junkies, and would make the perfect gift for the makeup lover in your life. 

This course is a 3 hour long event, and includes a professional, superior grade makeup kit. 

Custom Makeup Application Course: 

Your class. Your way. Want to host a holiday glam party? Want to learn how to do competition makeup for your cheer and dance events? Whatever event you'd like, côtier Artistry will go above and beyond to customize your lesson, including a custom kit for whatever it is you'd like! We specialize in office bonding events, a fun way to relax with your bridal party, a mommy and me date.. etc! Let us worry about the planning and set up, while you just come and enjoy your time learning and playing with makeup! 


the côtier artistry collective

We are a collective of artists, and are always accepting new artists to represent. to be considered for representation, please fill out the information below, and a coordinator will be in touch with you to schedule an audition. 


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