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Samantha Jade looked stunning winning X-Factor Australia 2012 on Tuesday, but it should come as no surprise – did you know she is one of the make-up artists at Make Up Store Australia?


Maria Gabriel, Creative Director and General Manager of Make Up Store Australia, gives the low-down on how to get Samantha’s winning look.


Skin

For the stage, your make-up base needs to be perfect, otherwise the lights and cameras can leave you looking washed out. Create the perfect canvas start with ‘Skin Serum’ which works to prime and protect the skin from your heavy make up application.


Once the skin is primed, apply a layer of oil-free foundation, such as ‘Matt Foundation’. The absence of oil in the formula helps to keep your skin from appearing shiny.


Blemishes
can then be concealed with ‘Cover All Mix’ and apply powder to set your base, such as
‘Dual Foundation Powder’ this will ensure a long-lasting base.


The easy way to achieve a glowy look with such heavy make up is to apply Make Up Store’s ‘Wonder Powder’, with its mother-of-pearl pigments this really does make you appear naturally fresh.

Cheeks

For a touch of warmth, apply ‘Blush’ in Passion to the apples of the cheeks.
Samantha’s eye make up was amazing and the main feature for her look.


Eyes

A dramatically
dark glittery eye make up teamed with a chic wing-eye created maximum impact and
beautifully framed her eyes.


To keep dark eye make-up in place, it is always smart to apply ‘Eye Primer’ on top of your skin primer. This sets an even base and allows the coloured pigments to really stand out.


To set the base for the glitter, apply ‘Gel Eyeliner’ in Black to the entire eyelid and then
follow with a wash of ‘Glitter Eyeliner’ in Dark Sapphire across the lid for a sparkly base.


To create really extra impact and sparkle, ‘Glitter’ in Scorpio can be pressed on the eye
lid. Run ‘Eye Pencil’ in Black along the top and bottom lash lines and the inner rims of the
eye.


Then, coat the lashes with ‘Max Lashes Mascara’ in Black and apply ‘Eyelashes
Doll’ for extra drama.



Lips

With such heavy eye makeup, lips should always be kept soft. A pretty nude suffices to add
some warmth while not being too bold.


Line the lips with ‘Lip Pencil’ in Sauvage to create
a base colour and prevent your lipstck from bleeding. Make Up Store’s ‘Lipsticks’ not
only provide an injection of colour, but are rich with Avocado Oil which moisturizes the lips,
our pick to match Samantha’s look is the appropriately named shade, Pretty.


Are you a fan of Samantha Jade’s X Factor Finale make-up?