I have always been a big fan of Nicole Scherzinger-not because I think she's the best singer in the world, but because she is a confident entertainer and the most well known face of the uber glamorous singing group The Pussycat Dolls . By the way- they're heading out on the road with Miss Britney Spears for her Circus Tour- what an exciting female combo huh?! Nicole's makeup is always spot on and so perfect- her makeup artist (Troy Jensen, I believe) is a genius. His makeup blog is also a fabulous one to follow- he works with tons of beautiful female celebrities, including Kim Kardashian.
Nicole's signature look is usually comprised of smokey eyes and light lips, which is a must combination when trying to do sexy- but not overdone.
Here are some quick tips and products to use when re-creating this look for yourself. All products mentioned are compliments of InStyle Magazine's most recent Best of Beauty Buys edition 2009.
~Skin: Mix a highlighting product that contains a touch of gold in with your liquid foundation and concentrate on blending it along the upper cheekbones and down the nose specifically so you don't end up looking too glowy! Giorgio Armani's Fluid Sheer ($58) is a pricey option, but it's a more believable glow without being glittery. Use a minimal amount to stretch your dollar!
~Eyes: Black eyeliner and false lashes are a must. Try out MAC's Eye Kohl pencil in Smolder ($15) and line the inner rim of the bottom lash line and line the upper lid as well. For eye shadows, deep plums and smokey grays are blended from the lash line up to the crease and smudged under the lash line. And of course, all celebrities wear false eyelashes if they know what's good for them. A great inexpensive option (not an InStyle Best of, but a Best of in my opinion!) are Revlon's Fantasy Lengths lash collection($5.50) in style "Chic" to get Nicole's lashes. They're strips, so they're easy breezy to apply! Add loads of black mascara on top and bottom lashes.
~Lips: Go simple, sheer, and sparkly with a rich gloss from Chanel's Glossimer line in color Equinoxe ($27). Nothing makes a girl feel happier and sexier than wearing Chanel right??
Now you're ready for your worldwide tour - or - for your night on the town with your girlfriends. Either way- if you look this good, you need to get out and show off your sexy self!