Beauty breakdown – Cheryl Cole for Elle magazine

Cheryl-Cole-for-Elle-by-Kay-MontanoMakeup by Kay Montano

Recently Kay did Cheryl Cole’s makeup for the cover of ELLE magazine, and the look was cool and fashion forward whilst bringing out Cheryl’s natural beauty. Watch the behind-the-scenes video as well to see what went on the day of the shoot, and see Kay talk about the makeup

Base – Chanel Vitalumiere in Shell 30

Powder – Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder in Clair 20

Blush – Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Pink Truffle

Eyes – Chanel Bleu Celestes quad (the very dark navy in this quad) in a soft ‘halo’ shape around the eye

Chanel Exceptionnel mascara in Smoky Noir

Lips – NARS Belle de Jour lipstick

8 Replies to “Beauty breakdown – Cheryl Cole for Elle magazine”

  1. hi..thank you so much for putting this on your blog

    you said you used chanel vitalumiere in 30 shell …did you mean 30 cendre lol??because im not sure?

    thank you


  2. hi should i use the powder after i use the cream blush? i always find cream blushers hard to work with but love the natural look of them.


    1. As a general rule, powder goes on after cream products, however I would just recommend powdering through your T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin), and leaving your cheeks nice and dewy with just the cream blush. If you find cream blush hard to put on with your fingers, try using a MAC Duofibre brush (no 188) to apply in small circles on the cheeks- it gives a nice airbrushed finish.

    1. No, the makeup artist for this breakdown is Kay Montano, who I assisted for two years. This is the exact makeup she used on Cheryl for the ELLE cover.

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