Cheryl Cole is a national sweetheart and a celebrity that I am a huge fan of. The other evening she hosted a programme on ITV2 called Cheryl Cole: Access All Areas which followed her around for a several months whilst she was on tour.
She narrated the show and I thought she looked absolutely stunning. Her makeup was very understated which isn’t her typical style, with a gold eye and peach cheeks and lips so I decided to recreate the look myself. Below is how I did it.
Cheryl’s skin looked absolutely flawless so your base for this look is very important. I used Origins Mega Mushroom moisturiser and using a Real Techniques Expert Face brush I used Origins Plantscription Foundation in number 5. This foundation gives such a flattering and radiant finish and is quite sheer but buildable. My skin feels very soft and at the end of the day it doesn’t need any touching up. If you have an oily t-zone you may find that through the day you will have to powder. I then used Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in number 2 in the corner of my eyes to brighten them and number 3 to cover my dark circles and any blemishes.
The best way to cover spots is to use a very fine brush like an eyeliner brush, tap the product onto your skin, press with your finger and finish with powder. You can always go back to perfect your skin at the end once your foundation has had the chance to sit on your skin.
For my eyebrows I used a Ruby and Millie slanted brush and Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Mahogany. I only use colour on the tail of my eyebrows just to give them some definition and colour.
I have oily eyelids so I avoid them when using foundation and I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance to avoid the eyeshadow creasing. If you don’t have oily eyelids, you can skip this part.
I used MUA’s neutrals palette which has an amazing 12 shades for only £4 and they are fantastically pigmented. I used shade 6 all over the eye which is a gorgeous gold colour and blended with a MAC 217. You could use Urban Decay Half Baked or MAC Gorgeous Gold but any gold colour would be ok. I then used shade 5 in the socket with the same brush which is similar to MAC Cork or Urban Decay Buck.
My socket line isn’t obvious and I need a lot of product to give the right amount of depth. If you have hooded eyes, you won’t need as much product as I used. If you don’t know if you have hooded eyes, look straight in the mirror and see how much eyelid you can see with your eyes open. If you can see a lot of your eyelid then you will need a lot more product to define your socket line. I also blended the same shade on my lower lash line and shade 10 on the lower lash line.
I used MAC coffee pencil on the tightline and water line, curled my eyelashes and used Bourjois Volume Clubbing mascara and top and bottom.
Cheryl had a matte colour on her cheeks so I used MAC peaches which is a pretty sheertone coral colour. Elf Peachykeen or Sleek Rose Gold would look lovely too if you don’t have Peaches but they do have some glitter in them.
On my lips I used 3 different colours. I blended Topshop Coy lipstick pencil and MAC Shy Girl all over my lips. For a bit of gloss I used Barry M in number 11. I think the perfect colour for the lips would be Loreal Luminous Coral.
I finished with Rimmel Stay Matte powder on my t-zone using a Real Techniques blush brush.
And here is the finished look, I think it’s perfect for work or school. For a night out you could add liquid eyeliner with a flick and some fluttery false eyelashes.
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