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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Hoorah! Cheryl's Back

Gone are the turbo tan and hair bows. In the video to new single, 'The Flood,' Cheryl Cole is back to her naturally-stunning self. With just a hint of blush, warm brown eyshadow and a couple of coats of mascara, Cheryl lets her gorgeous olive skin tone do the talking, or should that be glowing? It's so refreshing to see her wearing natural-looking, barely-there makeup, coupled with an undone updo. Or in the words of my boyfriend, 'She hasn't done a normal video before.' True dat.

Get Cheryl's look...
Step 1. Start by applying a tinted moisturiser or illuminating foundation.

Step 2. Next apply Miners Beauty Brilliance Highlighter Stick in Dream, £4.49 (, to the tops of the cheekbones, temples, bridge of the nose, brow bone and the cupid's bow. These areas will catch the light to give the illusion of a contoured face.

Step 3. Use a cream blush to apply colour to the apples of the cheeks. For a rosy flush, like Cheryl's, I use Mac's Cream Colour Base in Fabulush, £13 (

Step 4. Cheryl's brows look quite thick and defined in this video so use an eyebrow pencil to fill any gaps, using feathery strokes in the direction of the hair. Try Benefit Instant Brow Pencil, £14 (

Step 5. Having already highlighted the brow bone, apply a brown, powder shadow across the lid, blending in the crease and slightly towards the hair line. Myface Eye Touch Eye Shadow Trio in A Whole Latte Love, £9.99, contains three gorgeous coffee shades.

Step 6. Apply black liquid liner, keeping it as close to the lashes as possible. Add two coats of black mascara. For Cheryl's length and curl, Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara, £14.50 (Boots) is your best bet.
Step 7. Finish with a slick of baby-pink gloss.