March 23, 2010

Sultry Makeup Like Nicole Scherzinger From Dancing With The Stars

I heart Dancing With The Stars and am so glad that it's back on TV with Season 10, woo hoo!!!!

And one of the main reasons I love this show is because of, shocker, the makeup. The makeup artists are typically really over the top with the makeup they apply on the female celebs and the professionals, but this year they seem to have a taken a little rest. The females look pretty and dramatic but not like drag queens-how refreshing. Even Pamela Anderson looked pretty decent except for her wild messy hair, but that's another story.

My favorite female celeb dancer this year is Nicole Scherzinger from the Pussycat Dolls group. She is naturally stunning so the makeup artists probably didn't have to work that hard on her for the show. Even though I couldn't find any recent photos of her from the show last night, I had to try and recreate a Nicole-like makeup look from a photo I found of her online. (Granted I don't have the Hawaiian/Filipino descent working for me like she does, but I did my best- we are the same age of 32 though! Also tried her serious yet pretty facial expression, mine not so great, but again, gave it my best attempt!)

There are really about 3 specific makeup looks you need to conquer to mimic Nicole's face:

  • dark brown or black eyeliner.
  • tanned bronze skin.
  • nude pearlized lips.

Here are the main products I used to accomplish this look:

1. Dark brown eyeliner thanks to- Lancome's Le Crayon Khol in "black coffee" ($25). Make sure to line the top and bottom inner rims of your lash line to get her dark eyes.

2. Tanned bronze skin thanks to- Max Factor's Color Genius Mineral Bronzer in "sun kissed" ($10) all over. And Too Faced Snow Bunny Bronzing powder ($27) just on cheekbones and over eyebrows and swipe on top of nose. Her dewy skin is really what makes this look so fascinating for me.

3. Nude pearlized lips thanks to- Too Faced Girls Dig Pearls lip gloss, color Pink Bling ($18). This stuff actually has crushed sea pearls- oooh how fancy!!

I think Nicole will have a leg up because of her Pussycat Dolls experience of being in a girl band and dancing in videos, but we will see. She's got some stiff competition- namely 80 year old Buzz Aldrin- yes, the man who walked on the I'm not kidding. But kudos to him for giving this dancing show a whirl at his age-guess he's brave by nature since he was an astronaut! HA.


Anonymous said...

Nicole's picture shows a beautiful glow!!! How to duplicate that??

Sandy said...

hi Jenny,
I was just wondering if you could give me a tip about make up and foundation. I use a lot of products that thin out my skin and on my vacation I'll be needing sunscreen. I've got spf 60 for my face but any suggestions on how i should change the way I put on my make up after that? Right now i'm using a primer, then liquid foundation, then a sheer powder over top. Thanks in advance!!

JennySue said...

Nicole's skin really does glow all the way from her face to her chest and collarbones! To duplicate that- the easiest way would be to take a liquid luminizer (like Stila's) or body bronzer product that has a bit of shimmer/glow to it, and mix it with you favorite foundation for your face, then for you neck and chest, add the luminzer to your fave body lotion.

JennySue said...

Sandy, I'm not sure I understand what you mean by your products "thin our your skin?" If you could be more specific that would help me answer your question.
From what you're telling me I wouldn't change much about the way you're applying your makeup, bc it's about the order I do mine in!
Here's how I apply my facial products from start to finish:
1. moisturizer w SPF already included in it
2. foundation primer
3. liquid foundation
4. transluscent powder
5. bronzer, then blush
6. finishing powder last
Hope this helps!

Sandy said...

Hi Jenny,
I guess it doesn't really thin my skin but it's definitely sunlight sensitive because I use benzoyl peroxide in my facewash. I don't have any moisturizer with sunscreen in it on hand. What I do have is a big bottle of spf 60 sun screen for the face. I just don't want to apply it under my primer and have everything melt off in the sun. Thanks for sharing your application technique!

JennySue said...

Hey again Sandy,
Since you are going to be in the sun on vacation, I wouldn't worry so much about all the applications I spoke about bc it will be too much maintenance during the day.

If you need some coverage during the daytime but aren't too concerned with full coverage, I would invest in a tinted moisturizer- most of them only go up to 30 spf, but you can still put your 60 on your face AS you would moisturizer, then apply the tinted moisturizer on top for a bit more coverage.

Just be sure to pick the oil-free kind from Stila or Tarte or Laura Mercier (my fave picks) since you'll be sunning and hot, this will keep it from running too much. Hope this helps and have fun on your vaca!

Madiha said...

Love this post.