Nicole Scherzinger is serious about skincare
Nicole Scherzinger has wowed us every week on the X Factor, not just with her wardrobe choices, but with her statement beauty looks, too. Whether she's rocking a bold lip or smokey eye, Nicole never fails to look flawless.
We spoke to Nicole's official make-up artist Karin Darnell, who gave us the lowdown on how Nicole stays looking so good, and what it's like to work with the Pussycat Dolls singer.
First off, Karin doesn't let Nicole keep it safe: 'My big thing is you have to push out of your comfort zone to find anything new and to find your favourite thing.'
'Nicole's been trying lots of new things over the last few months. She's really confident and takes it all on the chin.'
Skincare is one of the most important things to Nicole: at home she uses high end skincare products by La Prairie, whose moisturisers can set you back almost £700.
'She really does look after her skin very well.' Karin said.
For the show, and for shoots, Karin has a specific skincare routine that she uses to prep Nicole's face. Ladies, if you want skin that's as smooth as Nicole's, take note.
'I use Bliss Triple Oxygen Energizing Eye Mask to freshen the eye and face before we start. Then I put on a Creme de la Mer moisturising lotion, before applying Clinique All About Eyes which reduces puffiness and shadows. I might mix a bit of concealer in with that too.
'Then to make sure the base takes nicely, I use Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch over the skin to hide any pores.'
'Nicole loves a glossy look, so really clean, really smooth skin is a must.'
So, what's it like working with the mega star? 'We're all really close,' Karin said. 'We laugh all the time, we're full of jokes. We really do have so much fun.'
Doesn't sound like work at all...
By Olivia Marks