Love it or loathe it, one thing's for sure, its impossible to get away from the phenomenon that is the the X Factor at this time of year. Here is a shoot I worked on with British singer/songwriter (and one of this years UK X Factor judges) Tulisa Contostavlos. Fans of the show will know by now that Little Mix (who I loved!), the girlband Tulisa mentored, won the competition - but at the time of this Glamour shoot the process had only just begun.
Tulisa is a naturally very pretty girl with a unique style so I kept her look very simple. Changing only the lip colour for the different shots - a pale, nude pink for the close up beauty shot, bright orange and pinks for the fashion shots and a fresh raspberry for the cover.
Tulisa has amazing eyes which I accentuated with a thick black liquid liner placed graphically along the top lashes and a much softer, more blended smokey powder line along the lower lash line. A full set of lashes and defined 'Elzabeth Taylor inspired' brows kept the focus of the eye-make-up on the top lid and gave the make-up an updated 'old school' glamour feel.
To create all the lip colours used, I mixed and blended shades from my beloved lip palettes.
To see my palettes click here.
What do you think of the look I gave her?
Photography - David Oldham
Hair - Lisa Eastwood at Premier Hair & Make-up
Nails - Nichola Joss at Premier Hair & Make-up
For the full set of Tulisa's images and interview see January's issue of UK Glamour