Make-up artist behind Cheryl’s look on The Greatest Dancer reveals how to master ‘skin-shimmer’ technique (but it’ll set you back £103)
- Make-up artist Karin Darnell reveals how she achieves Cheryl’s youthful glow
- The 35-year-old songstress dazzled on Saturday night’s The Greatest Dancer
- Karin revealed prepping skin is crucial for achieving a natural, dewy finish
- She shared a selection of cosmetics used for Cheryl’s enviable look
Cheryl’s radiant glow captures the attention of The Greatest Dancer viewers week-in, week-out – and now her make-up artist has revealed the tricks that can be used to recreate her perfect ‘skin-shimmer’ look.
Karin Darnell, who creates the judge’s beauty look on the new BBC reality show, has shared just how she gets the songstress, 35, camera-ready.
The beauty guru has mastered a ‘skin-shimmer’ method for giving the illusion of a dewy, natural look – even in the current harsh winter weather.
It comes at a price though – recreating Cheryl’s exact look costs around £103.
Cheryl, 35, (pictured right) captivates viewers of Saturday night’s The Greatest Dancer with a radiant natural glow and her make-up artist has now revealed how she achieved the look
Beauty expert Karin Darnell (pictured left) reveals how she preps Cheryl’s skin using £20.50 Iconic London Prep-Set-Glow (pictured right) before applying her make-up
Karin advises using lightweight foundations or tinted moisturisers rather than full-coverage products as spring approaches
Karin who has also worked with stars including Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and Myleene Klass says she uses lightweight products to create a natural appearance.
For Cheryl’s recent look, she prepped skin using Iconic London Prep-Set-Glow, £30 a bottle, before applying make-up.
She advises using tinted moisturisers or light foundations that are less harsh on the skin and allow the skin to breathe instead of full coverage products.
Allowing some of Cheryl’s skin to shine through, Karin revealed her favourite foundation for the look is MAC Face and Body Foundation, £30, which provides ‘a natural satin finish and sheer coverage’.
The make-up artist says the go-to cosmetic gives a natural and dewy finish to the skin, allowing it to look flawless and not ‘cake-y’.
Cheryl’s cheeks are given a flush of colour using cream blushes.
Karin advises following the application of blusher with using an illuminator or highlighter, she says the products are staples for anyone who wants a ‘gorgeous gleam’.
Karin uses cream blushers for a natural pop of colour on Cheryl’s cheeks before adding highlighter to accentuate her cheekbones
The beauty expert’s go-to foundation is £30 MAC Face and Body Foundation (pictured left) which can be mixed with £30 Iconic London Illuminator for an all-over soft glow (pictured right)
Speaking about her favourite product for drawing attention Karin says: ‘One of my favourites is the Iconic London Illuminator, which as well as being used after your foundation to highlight your cheek and brown bones and to accentuate the high points of your face, can also be mixed with your foundation to give your foundation a soft glow and to instantly give your complexion lustre.’
The beauty expert completes the look by applying lip-gloss that has a subtle shimmer of colour.
Cheryl’s (pictured right alongside her fellow judges) look on Saturday night’s show was completed with another application of Iconic London Prep-Set-Glow
She recommends using either ‘Rimmel London’s Oh My Gloss Crystal Clear Lipgloss 800, which gives colour and a high shine for up to 6 hours or a lip balm like Clarins Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balm or the new Iconic London Lip Plumping Glosses to enhance your lips and give them a natural and subtle sheen’.
For Cheryl’s lasting glow, Karin finished the look using Iconic London Prep-Set-Glow.
So impressed by the performances was she, the former Girls Aloud star appeared teary throughout Saturday night’s show but kept her make-up intact.
For attention grabbing lips, Karin suggests lip glosses with high shine such as Rimmel London’s Oh My Gloss Crystal Clear Lipgloss 800 (pictured right) or Iconic London Lip Plumping Gloss (pictured left)