Cheryl Cole (XFACTOR 2014) MOTD & HOWto Makeup Tutorial

I am extremely excited to share with you all my Cheryl Cole Inspired Makeup Tutorial. I focused on XFACTOR 2014 as I’ve seen her Makeup on the Show & Fell in love with the style of her Soft Smokey eye look!

( Plus how amazing is Xfactor this Season???)


Before I get into my HOWto Tutorial, I wanted to share with you all, my feelings excitement as I love it when I can do one of my tutorials ready for an event I’m heading out to! I dislike having to waste perfectly applied Makeup on a normal day! (Nothing wrong with Rocking your Full on Makeup for the Day ๐Ÿ™‚ ) Just wanted to say how perfectly convenient it happened, that I would have my Cheryl Cole Makeup in time for a wonderful Launch party for an upcoming designer named Sera Ulgerย in the evening!

Here are some snaps from the event!

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Now Now Back to my Cheryl Cole inspired Makeup Tutorial!!!

Here are the Images of Cheryl that inspired my Makeup Tutorial!

(However, I switched up the colours a bit in my tutorial to suit my Paler Skin)

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& Here is my Finished Makeup Look! (You know before I go into the Juicy details of How to do it all)!!!

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& Now I’ll be talking you through my How To to achieve the same Look!

|| What I used on my Face ||

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Lord & BerryCrayon Lipstick in Earth 7266 – | HEREย | ยฃ10.00

Makeup RevolutionSalvation Palette (Run boy Run) – | HEREย | ยฃ6.00

Urban DecayNaked 3 Palette – | HEREย | ยฃ37.00

LancรดmeTeint Idole Ultra 24 HR Foundation in 01 Beige Albatre – |HERE| ยฃ28.50

Ellis FaasMascara in E401 – | HEREย | ยฃ22.00

LancรดmeWaterproof Artliner 24 HR Precision Liquid Eyelinerย in Black Diamond – |HERE| ยฃ20.00

Ellis FaasEllis Case – | HEREย | ยฃ8.00

Ellis FaasCompact Powder in s401 Fairย – | HEREย | ยฃ17.00

MacMineralize Blush in Warm Soul

Real TechniquesEyes Stater Brush Set – | HEREย | ยฃ21.99

Mac187 Duo Fibre Brush – | HEREย | ยฃ34.50

EylureCheryl Cole Fake Eyelashes in NO. 114 – | HEREย | ยฃ5.49

Silk oil of MoroccoMoroccan Glow infused with Argan Oil Bronzer – |HERE| ยฃ24.95

Billion Dollar BrowsBrow Powder in Raven – | HEREย | ยฃ18.00

Revlon Face Duo Eye Brush – | HEREย | ย ยฃ3.99

ChanelLe Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer in 01 Noir – | HEREย | ยฃ17.00

Urban DecayEyeshadow Primer Potion – | HEREย | ยฃ8.00

Makeup RevolutionPro Fix Makeup Fixing Spray – | HEREย | ยฃ5.00

|| HOWto Steps ||

Before I do my foundation base, Concealer & Setting Powder! Lets focus on the eyes first & getting them looking AMAZING!

|| EYES ||

1) I would start by priming your eyes ready for your eyeshadow to set on top!

I’m using the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion to achieve this & I’m blending in the primer with my finger ( no brushes needed)!


2) To create a base, I’ll be using a Brown / Bronze Eyeshadow to bring dimension to the eye look!

I’m using Factory from the Urban DecayNaked 3 Palette & have applied it using my Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush!


***(Make sure you blend this in completely to reduce the harshness of lines, & Cheryl loves a soft Smokey eye look, so make sure when you’re blending, always blend at a vertical angle on the outer corner of your eye) !!!

& use the same Brush & Eyeshadow to go ahead & sweep under the bottom lash line as well!


3) Create a V using a Darker Eyeshadow on the Outer corner of your eye. Creating a V from your Outer Crease Line to your Bottom Lash line. Plum Compliments brown hues, so I’ve opted for a Plum Eyeshadow to create this.

For my Plum eyeshadow, I’m using You Will be My BoyMakeup Revolution Salvation Palette & am applying it with my Real Techniques –ย Base Shadow Brush.


4) Apply Gold eyeshadow on the Inner section of your eye!

I’m using Day is a Prophesy from the – Makeup RevolutionSalvation Palette & am applying the eyeshadow delicately with my fingertips before I go ahead and blend it all in using a Blending brush!


5) Apply A Deep Brown into the Crease line of your eye! Ensure you Blend Vertically Upwards on the outer corner always!

I’m using Nooner from the Urban DecayNaked 3 palette & the Real TechniquesDeluxe crease brush.

*** Make sure you don’t add a lot of the Nooner & blend it in delicately as we don’t want a HARSH crease line!


Then take Nooner & Sweep it across the lower lash line as well. I’m using the Real TechniquesPixel point eyeliner brush to sweep it across the lash line!


Here are all the swatches of the Eyeshadows I’ve used in my Cheryl Cole Inspired Makeup Tutorial!!!


& Then spray on some fixing spray to set your eyeshadow, I’m using my Makeup RevolutionPro fixing spray & I applied it with spraying a bit on my finger tips & applying it on my eye!

& look how the shadow will look once it’s completed ( we’re nearly there ๐Ÿ™‚ )


6) Next apply a faint line of eyeliner, nothing too dramatic as Cheryl wears her liner smudged in & softly!

I’m using myย LancรดmeWaterproof Artliner 24 HR Precision Liquid Eyeliner for this.


& Cheryl also fills in her bottom water line for that Intense smokey eye look, I’m using my ChanelLe Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer to achieve this!


7) Get your eyebrows defined!

I’m firstly applying StrangeUrban Decay Naked 3 Palette on my Brow bone. You can use any beige / white toned eyeshadow to create this!


& Start shaping your eyebrows!

I’m applying my Billion Dollar Brow Powder & applying it with my Duo ended – Revlon brush to create a defined brow shaped!


8) Coating your Upper & Lower lashes with a good helping of Mascara.

I’m using my Ellis FaasMascara for this!


& You can use a pointed ended Cotton bud to wipe away any mistakes under the Lower lash line!


9) Apply your Fake Lahes & Flicker your Lashes!

I’m using the Cheryl Lashes in No.114Eylure & the box includes the glue adhesive inside!


& Here is the finished eye Look!

Without Flash!


With Flash!



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|| FACE ||

After your eyes are looking extremely beautiful I’d go ahead & wipe under the eye, for any makeup sweeping across the face!


1) I would begin by applying my Foundation, with a Foundation Brush. I’m using myย Lancรดme – Teint Idole Ultra 24 HR Foundation in 01 Beige Albatreย & applying it with my Mac – 187 Brush.

2) If you like to conceal, I would conceal under the eye area at this point. However, on this occasion I haven’t! You can use your finger tips to warm the concealer, and dab it onto your face using your fingertips!

3) Set your Face, using a powder! I’m using the Ellis Faas – Compact powder & applying it with my Dior – Powder Brush all over my face, and especially on my t-zone (as I have an oily complexion)!

4) Then apply Bronzer on your Temples, the Hollow of your Cheeks & on your Jaw line ย – Using a Blush Brush.

I’m using the Silk oil of MoroccoBronzer & a Blush brush!

5) Apply your Blush over the apples of your cheeks!

I’m using MacWarm soul as it has a coral – Pink tone & this will compliment the bronzer beneath & is similar to what Cheryl would wear!


|| LIPS ||

& Finally to complete the look you must indulge in the very Cheryl Nude Lip.

I’ve opted for a Orangey / Nude Lip for my Cheryl Inspired Makeup Look as it suited my complexion more :)!

& I’m using the Lord & BerryCrayon Lipstick in Earth.


What’s great about this is that it has an intense burst of colour & creates a nice glossy texture at the same time. Cheryl is a fan of her glossy Lips & this is very Cheryl!!!


I hope youโ€™ve enjoyed my Cheryl Cole (XFACTOR 2014) MOTD & HOWto Makeup Tutorial Blogpost!!!

Have you used any of the products in my Cheryl Cole MOTD & HOWto Tutorial?

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Lots of Love <3

I am Serene L



    1. You’re too amazing! Thank you Beautiful! ahh yes the Gold eyeshadow doesn’t it give it that something else ๐Ÿ™‚ I really can’t wait to see yours when you get round to trying it ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxox

    1. Thank you so much Beautiful!! โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’• I can’t wait to check out how you try and recreate this makeup look โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ’‹ xoxox

  1. Oh my gosh best post ever!!!!! How did you make those awesome collages? I am definitely going to try this tutorial at home, I love the look! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    1. Hi there lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much!!! You’re too sweet!! I made the collages on this Design Programme called Illustrator Have you ever used it? ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š I’m glad you enjoyed the tutorial ๐Ÿ™‚ !!! I’d love to see how it Looks after you do it!! ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹ xoxox

      1. No prob! And thank you! I have not used illustrator before haha, and I will let you know when I try the tutorial! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

      2. You can try out those Iphone / Android Collage apps too hehehe They do about the same thing ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope that helped!! again I can’t wait to see โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹ xoxox

    1. Thank you so much Roxie, you’re unbelievably sweet!!! ๐Ÿ’‹โ˜บ๏ธ Thanks so much for the lovely comments! ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to see your look, when you get the chance to try it out! โ˜บ๏ธ xoxox

    1. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹ ahhh OMG great minds think alike!! I want to see a tutorial with your Cheryl lashes too ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for the lovely comments!! I love Cheryl cole & her Makeup / Style too shes such an Icon! Xoxox

  2. Love it! It’s pretty close to the look I go for lately when I’m not feeling too lazy and get fancy with my makeup! ๐Ÿ˜€ With a few small changes though! ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

    1. Ah thank you lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ !!! What’s your usual colour palette that you use? ๐Ÿ™‚ you’re so sweet! I love doing makeup when I’m not feeling lazy too hehehe xoxox

      1. Actually I’m not using a palette. Just a cream eyeshadow all-over the lid and the colours of my 4 Seasons’ bronzer in my crease, a reddish-brown liner for my lower lash line and black liner on my mobile lid and tons of mascara. It can’t get more simple than that! ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

      2. I still love everything that you’ve just mentioned!!! I love the idea of a brown liner on the lower lash line!! โ˜บ๏ธโค๏ธxoxox

      3. I agree with you, I find brown really does make your eyes pop!!! & especially when you use white too on your water line & beige tones!! ๐Ÿ™Š xoxox ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi there Gorgeous, thank you so much for the lovely nomination โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹ I’ll check it out ASAP โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰ xox

    1. Thank you so much Rouge!! yes it’s a whole load of fun when you get to go to these events!! ๐Ÿ™‚ & when you get to show off your makeup at the events as well ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ’‹ xoxox

  3. Great makeup tutorial Serene! I love the hint of shimmer in your eyeshadow and hey I use the same Real Techniques brushes. They work wonders don’t they! ๐Ÿ™‚ – Lena

    1. Thank you so much Lena :)! I absolutely love the real techniques brushes they are such good quality brushes ๐Ÿ™‚ & ahhh I love a great shimmer to brighten up cold / rainy days! I’m really glad you enjoyed my makeup tutorial ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹ xox

    1. Thank you so much beautiful!! ๐Ÿ™‚ You should try them out! Do you have Eylure over there ๐Ÿ™‚ & thank you, nude lips definitely works great as an everyday colour!! ๐Ÿ™‚ xox

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