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Get the Look: Tulisa Contostavlos

Sinead Van Kampen

Published 28/06/2011 | 11:26

Tulisa Contostavlos. Photo: Getty Images
Tulisa Contostavlos. Photo: Getty Images

Singer, songwriter, actress and now X-Factor judge, Tulisa Contostavlos favours high street fashion over the trappings of designer labels.

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Tulisa likes to add her own X-Factor with a bold red pout and those big smokey eyes.

Blessed with English rose skin, she doesn't need to try too hard to get an A-list complexion. To steal her look, begin by prepping with Gosh's Velvet Touch Foundation Primer before gently working a matte foundation like MAC's Studio Finish onto skin with a foundation brush.

Dark circles and blemishes can be erased by gently working Rimmel's Match Perfection Skin Tone Adapting Concealer. For some final blush to a light base, highlight the apples of cheeks with a coral blusher like Benefit's Coralista and lower the shine with a few sweeps of sheer pressed powder.

Dramatic eyes are very much the signature of Tulisa's look. Sky-high lashes are teamed with winged liner and framed with sharp, uniform brows. Begin by washing a nude shadow across lids before adding definition by gently working deeper browns over the eyes and into the crease. When it comes to liner, a liquid pot like Mac's Fluid line will give you the control you need. Apply along upper lashes with an angled brush before flicking at the edge for that signature winged finish. Lower lashes can be lined with Nars Eyeliner Pencil in Black Moon and some final flair can be had with a few sweeps of separating mascara.

For the lips, that signature glossy pout always stands out and the 22-year-old favours bright berry and scarlet palettes. Prepping with a lip primer will keep bright lipstick in place and lining with a nude liner is a must for keeping colour and shape controlled. Once prepped, apply a bright red to lips like MAC's Russian Red lipstick and go straight from the bullet for bolder colour.

Tulisa's glossy locks work best when left to frame her face and creep around those shoulders and it's a shape that works well to add a sensual touch to her look. For a similar finish, run some volumising mousse like John Frieda's Luxurious Volume through damp hair and set the shape with rollers. She might not have broken America with N-Dubz, but Tulisa is very much a girl on the up and we love this look!

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