Get the look: Nicole Scherzinger’s X-Factor beauty

Bridal beauty expert Jules Cardozo-Marsh reveals her top tips on how to achieve a celebrity look


With The X Factor done and dusted for another year, why not take inspiration for your wedding day make-up with a little nod to our most glamorous judge…


The gorgeous Nicole Scherzinger gets it right week after week, so what does it take to keep her looking camera-ready?

Nicole favours a smoky eye and nude lip with lashings of black mascara. While she often experiments with new hairstyles and showstopping stage outfits, it seems she prefers to keep things simple in the make-up department. 

Nicole is a fan of the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask, which hydrates the skin and leaves it glowing – a fabulous treat for a bride on the morning of her wedding.

Nicole has beautiful olive skin and doesn’t need to apply foundation all over. Instead, she chooses a tinted foundation like JJouer Luminizing Moisture Tint. If you have ethnic skin but like a heavier coverage, go for a light reflecting foundation such as Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (shade 9).

For Nicole’s smoky eye try Chanel Palette 93 Smokey Eye. To make the eyes really stand out, apply lashings of DiorShow mascara in black and apply Eylure false lashes. Nicole is never seen without her false eyelashes on TV and applies several strips, but for your wedding day a few individual false lashes can be more subtle while still making an impact.

Finally, apply Chantecaille Gel Liner Pencil close to the upper lash line for the ultimate eye definition.


A brand loved amongst the stars is Stila and their Convertible Colour in Gladiola gives Nicole that perfect sun-kissed look she loves. Stila do an amazing range of 10 shades and it’s multi-purpose so you can use it on your cheeks and lips.

Playing up the eyes means we play down the lips and Make Up For Ever is another brand found in Nicole’s make-up bag – try Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick in N4 Pink Beige.

To get glowing skin like Nicole’s, apply Jemma Kidd Show Stopper Year Round Body Glow. And there you have it, beauty queens!


If you want to do your own make-up on your big day, Jules provides make-up lessons from her Mayfair studio or in the comfort of your own home. You can ask Jules about her make-up services or email her a beauty dilemma by contacting her at jcardozomarsh@aol.com. For more information on Jules’ bridal services, visit julescardozomarsh.com.