Saturday, November 24th, 2007

NICOLE SCHERZINGER has one of the most lovely tans, which may or not be natural (though we’re siding on a definite natural glowy deep skintone, but we won’t judge whether it’s completely natural), and her golden bronzed skin is such a stand out feature despite her slightly smoky eyes. We see she has a bit of dewiness to her skin, so we recommend MAC’s Mineralize Satinfinish liquid foundation to achieve the same finish. Of course, you can also add a touch of shimmering lotion (MAC’s Strobe Cream) to your favorite moisturizer before applying your foundation and get similar results. Apply dabs of liquid foundation on cheeks, chin, forehead, and nose with a concealer brush like the 194. Spritz a blusher or buffer brush (we like the 182) with water or Fix+ if you have it, and then smooth out the dabs of foundation to mimic flawless looking application. Contour cheeks just slightly with a color one to two shades darker than your natural skintone–either a blush (MAC’s Strada is great for lighter skin tones, Harmony for darker skin tones). Apply to the hollows of cheeks (make a fish face, and you’ll notice where your cheeks really hollow out) with the 168 brush. Try one of our personal favorites for barely-there cheeks: MAC’s Margin blush gently dusted on with the 150 brush. Highlight face using a fluffy brush like the 150 or 182 with MAC’s Dancing Light loose beauty powder on forehead, cheekbones, and chin.

Scherzinger wears a light smoky brown/taupe eye with smoldering black lashes. We like MAC’s Tempting eyeshadow all over the lid with the 239 brush, and a dab of MAC’s Bronze eyeshadow in the outer crease and corner, also with the 239. Add a touch of Bronze eyeshadow along outer lower lashes with the 219 brush and smoke out with the 239. Again with the 219, apply a touch of Tempting eyeshadow alogn the inner lower lash line. Using the 266 stiff angled brush, line lower lash line/waterline with MAC’s Blacktrack fluidline with a thin line, while going for a thicker, cat-eye liner on the upper lash line (also with Blacktrack). Either apply thick coats of a mascara like Dior’s DiorShow or opt for thick false lashes like MAC’s #7s.

Lips are really downplayed in this look, as they are a neutral-pink color with a gold, glossy sheen. To replicate, try MAC’s Cherish lipstick for the color with MAC’s Instant Gold lustreglass to add the golden reflects. If you wish to line lips first, try a color much like your own; MAC’s Buerre or Summerfruit cremestick liners might suit. Smile without pursing your lips, and you’ll surpass the beauty you see here!

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16 thoughts on “Celeb-a-Like – Nicole Scherzinger Smoky Brown Eyes and Golden Skin

  1. lisa

    This is one look i will definietly try.

  2. kia

    she’s so gorgeous? do you ever replicate looks that you’ve seen on celebs?

  3. kia

    *she’s so gorgeous!*

  4. riia

    omgg doe any one know how beautiful she is-im asian and hav a tan like hers all i need now is the clear skin
    how to i get clear gleamy skin like heer
    shes so gorguz

    • Hey Riia! You just need a good skincare routine, like cleansing, moisturizing, etc.

    • alex

      hii riia..i am asian as-well!..i have a similar tan to..i may be a little more on the duskier side….thats wat i wanted to confirm if she has a an indo-pakistani tan.
      i am NOT confiden about my tan—not a BIT!
      i desperately need to know if nicole is dusky as-well…so i probably will acquire SOME confidence!!

  5. kay


    i am trying to find the product that Nicole uses in her face, i did see it advertised somewhere but don’t know where, i want her skin, she has got brilliant skin or is it the lights that make her skin look good, can you tell me what face product she uses, i do cleans and moisturize my skin everyday,how can i get my skin glowing like hers, iv tried using different products, it never comes out the way i want it, the make-up never comes out the same, i want to look natural like Nicole does, my skin colour is kind of similar to hers, its hard for me to find the right colour for my skin, iv tried using models prefer, max factor foundation, thats was too thick, now i am using clinique,its ok not bad, kind of natural, just need to put a little on and your on the go, but i want the Nicole look can you please help me


    • Hi Kay, unfortunately I do not know what kind of makeup she uses…

      You should try MAC MSF natural, you can get a very natural look this way, especially if your skin is already pretty nice.

  6. nicole

    shes really hot!!

  7. Tasneem

    Thanks, I’m also after her skin! I have the same skin tone and I’m looking for the perfect bronzer. I’m going to try this!

  8. creolesugar

    you can get a similar nude lip with MAC’s wildly lush lipglass and MAC’s myth lipstick. neither one is limited edition either!

  9. Nichola

    Gorgeous but i love Kim Kardashian’s makeup out of any celebs x

  10. alex

    is she dusky((dark))?!…i mean does she have an indo-pakistani skin tone?!