Above: Mel’s show stopping style.
MAKEUP MASTERCLASS: X FACTOR’S MELANIE BLATT
X Factor’s lead makeup artist Kath Gould gives us the inside running on Mel Blatt’s gorgeous makeup look in this simple step-by-step guide. All the make-up used to create this look is from MAC.
Step 1. Moisturise and prime well.
Step 2. Lightly buff in Face And Body Foundation and conceal where needed with Moisture Cover Concealer.
Step 3. Finish with Mineralise Skinfinish for a warm glow. Avoid powdering cheeks to keep the skin extra fresh in that area.
Step 4. Blot.
Above: MAC’s Face And Body Foundation.
Keep cheeks glowing and fresh by layering products.
Step 1. Begin with Pearl Cream Colour Base on the high points of the cheeks.
Step 2. Sweep Improper Copper Cream Colour Base from the apples of the cheeks and taper towards the ear.
Step 3. Buff Springsheen Sheertone Blush on the apples to make cheeks glow when you smile.
Above: MAC’s Cream Colour Base in Improper Copper.
Step 1. Prime eyes with Bamboom Paint.
Step 2. Line eyes with Boot Black Liquid Liner – joining the line right into the inner corner of the eye.
Above: MAC’s Bamboom Paint.
Step 1. Prep lips with lip conditioner and Prep and Prime
Step 2. Line with Cherry Liner and fill with MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
Step 3. Blot and reapply lipstick and liner.
Above: MAC’s Ruby Woo.
Above: Final hair and makeup touch-ups pre-show for Mel.
Above: Show time!