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Get the Look: Cheryl’s Daytime Smoulder

Get the Look - Cheryl Cole

Not only is wor Cheryl a ‘natural, born entertainer’, she’s also a bonafide babe who knows the perfect formula for sexy, daytime smoulder. When she isn’t delivering perfectly timed, heavily accented put downs to sidekick/nemesis SiCo, she’s crying Dumbo-worthy drops of sympathy, or laughing so hard that the happiness shines from her beautiful face like a sunbeam – hypnotising a nation of X Factor aficionados, who’re all delighted that the Geordie princess (and her dimples) have returned to TV screens.

Want to channel Chezza’s go-to look? She isn’t one to shy away from coverage, so equip yourself with Face Atelier’s {Ultra Foundation}, which effortlessly hides a multitude of s(k)ins to lend a flawless, long-wear finish. Define brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills {Brow Powder Duo} and {#12 Brush}, then focus your attention on creating lashings of lashes (for softening the stony hearts of po-faced music tycoons). Kevyn Aucoin’s {Eye Lash Curler} is the best, and for maximum curl and volume, follow with 2-3 (4-5) coats of d.j.v. Beautenizer’s {Volume Lash}.

Line and define eyes using NudeStix {Magnetic Eye Pencil} in Night – a twinkling jet black – smudging a little to soften. Then use NudeStix {Lip and Cheek Pencil} in shade Whisper − a perfect peachy pink nude – to lend a subtle dewy flush to cheeks. Daniel Sandler’s {Sculpt and Slim} is ideal for creating believable daytime definition, before the look is finished with a slick of beige-toned lipstick such as Kevyn Aucoin’s {The Expert Lip Colour} in Saylair, or Stila Cosmetics {Lip Glaze} in Honeysuckle (for those who like a bit more gloss). Et why aye (we think it means ‘voila’ in Northern)!

Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…