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Get The Look: Nicole Scherzinger

Last weekend, The X Factor gave us some serious beauty envy thanks to mega-babe Nicole Scherzinger! Sporting a glowing, flawless complexion, peachy shimmer and incredible mermaid locks, she absolutely slayed in front of the camera. When we discovered that her makeup artist had revealed exactly what she used to create the look, we jumped at the chance to do it ourselves. (Psst, you can even buy the products here from HQhair!)

You Glow Gal!

Nicole’s makeup artist Emma revealed the first step to creating this stunning look was applying Instant Effects Instant Eye Lift. Lightweight and fast-absorbing, it diminishes dark circles and puffiness, making it great to use after a night out! She then used a small amount of CULT51 Immediate Effects Serum which gets to work in just one hour to moisturise and boost collagen in the skin. Regular use of this serum will not only make you glow for the occasion, your skin will continue improving over time!

Get That Flawless Complexion

After using her miracle skincare products, Emma used the EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation to achieve flawless skin coverage. This foundation is perfect for Nicole as the range of shades cater for most skin tones, matching her olive-toned complexion. We’re huge fans of this foundation already so we’re super excited to have yet another reason to wear it! Make sure to use either the Real Techniques Foundation Brush or Miracle Complexion Sponge too for a smooth, long-lasting finish.  A quick sweep of peachy blush finishes off the look as it helps to enhance the golden tones of the base. We recommend a light dusting of INIKA Mineral Blusher in Peachy Keen across the cheekbones. INIKA is also a cruelty-free certified brand and all of the ingredients are organic and natural, need we say more?

Super Defined Features

For the eye and brow makeup, simple is better. High Definition’s Eye and Brow Palette in Foxy is perfect for getting incredible brows with eyes to match. Paired with a sweep of Laura Geller’s Inkredible Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Pencil for some long-lasting definition and Chantecaille Supreme Cils Mascara for extra lash volume, you’re good to go!

Mermaid Locks

It’s safe to say that Nicole’s seemingly effortless flowing tresses are making us jealous! To achieve a similar look, add some definition with the BaByliss Pro Titanium Expression Waving Wand by loosely wrapping sections of your hair around the barrel. Make sure the style holds in place with a quick spritz of ghd’s Final Fix Hairspray. To add some natural looking length to your locks, Beauty Works Extensions are perfect. Made of real hair, they’re super resilient, ideal for heat styling and washing and unlike artificial extensions, they can be styled just as you would your own hair. Plus, there’s loads of shades available too!

Will you be re-creating Nicole Scherzinger’s look? Show us your finished look over on Twitter or Instagram!




I’ve always loved makeup and being able to work with it every day only makes me love playing around with products even more! Tan is my absolute fave product, you’ll never see me without a tan. Being a beauty buyer means I try out a lot of new products, from makeup and tan to hair and skincare... my skincare routine has more products than I’d like to admit! My go-to cocktail... a Pornstar Martini.