Posted on 3rd Nov 2010 @ 7:56 PM
Spooktacular X Factor-inspired Looks
While there may have been some frightful vocals on last Saturday’s Hallowe’en X Factor special (sorry Belle Amie!), the make-up looks were spooktacularly stunning. But it wasn’t just the female finalists sporting the odd bit of slap, the lads were getting in on the act too. And anyone who has a penchant for a fella in ‘guy liner’ were no doubt in their element when gorgeously Gothic Aiden Grimshaw took to the stage. But enough about the fellas, we’re hardly going to try to recreate their make-up looks, so here’s our pick of the girls’ creepy creations.
First up, Cher Lloyd! But while her hair and make-up was in keeping with her usual heavy eye look, her performance was dramatically different. Gone was the boisterous gangster rapping, to be replaced by a belting ballad-esque voice I bet few people knew she had. Eye make up was as bold as ever, with a heavy black lid paired with nude lips. Get the look on a budget with Barry M’s Marshmallow nude Lip Paint at £4.24 and Barry M’s Dazzle Dust Petrol Black, at £4.49 each. Cher’s hair was big and bouffant as ever; and no doubt required a whole lot of backcombing to achieve. Also sporting big hair dos were the Belle Amie girls, who unfortunately got booted out after a disappointing version of Bananarama’s Venus. Emerging from over sized coffins, the girls wore ghost-like white floaty dresses and donned wacky 60s style hair raising up dos with smokey eyes a la Cher Lloyd.
Treyc Cohen’s Hallowe’en performance of Relight My Fire saw her wear a pillar box red dress complete with Kylie hood and plum coloured lipstick. Why not go for YSL’S Shimmering Lip Gloss in Golden Plum at £11.99 for a glossier, more wearable alternative to Treyc’s bold lips.One contestant who really did take the Hallowe’en theme seriously was Katie Waissel, who opted for a Bewitched themed look. Wearing a grey mini dress and ridiculous white eyelashes, Katie looked every inch the Hallowe’en snow Queen. But unless you want to scare your mates, you may wish to reserve such a look for next year’s Hallowe’en party. That’s it, put the bottle of talcum powder down! Finally, performing Wicked Game was Liverpudlian lassie Rebecca Ferguson. Looking as though she’d borrowed Treyc Cohen’s deep purple lippy, Rebecca also sported over-sized earrings and an interesting plaited hair style. But her performance of the Chris Isaak' track was anything but scary. Happy (belated) Hallowe’en!