Pop star Nicole Scherzinger enhances her Filipino, Hawaiian, and Ukrainian heritage with impeccable makeup. Getting this flawless look isn’t easy, so Lindsay Ebbin, VP and Global Creative Director of Vibe Beauty took a second out of his busy schedule to help us nail the songwriter’s look on our own. Follow these five steps:
Step 1: Using your fingertips, apply a light foundation on your moisturized face. Use strokes of a darker foundation to contour the hollows of your cheek area. Then apply a lighter concealer around the eyes to ensure brightness. I recommend using a cream to powder base concealer to get the best look.
Step 2: Define your brows with a soft eyebrow pencil. One of my favorite eye kits is God Created Women Eye Set by NARS—it unleashes the inner Vixen! Softly apply a deep chocolate or deep plum eye shadow using a medium shadow brush from the lower eyelid starting inwards and then moving outwards. Finish with a slight sweep to create a soft wing tip, then sweep the remaining eyeshadow under your lower lashes to connect to the wing tip.
Step 3: Use a double application of false lash mascara and NARS’ soft touch eye pencil in empire black to dramatize your eyes.
Step 4: Flush a peach blush on your face by lightly dusting it onto the apples of your cheeks, temples and chin with a medium to large kabuki powder brush.
Step 5: Define lips with a nude lipstick.