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Her Exact Look: Kelly Rowland’s X-Factor Makeup

Kelly Rowland on X-Factor

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Unfortunately, Fox has cancelled The X-Factor USA – the talent competition show won’t be returning this Fall. In memoriam, I am doing a tribute to all the hair and makeup looks Kelly Rowland’s glam team created for the chanteuse during the show’s three season run. With makeup by Sheika Daley and hair by Cesar Ramirez and Crystal Oliver, here are 13 of Rowland’s most riveting beauty looks:

Kelly Rowland X-Factor MakeupCelebrity makeup artist Sheika Daley used Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation in 302, which is one of the shades Koh Gen Do plans to bring back this fall in September. Kelly’s sultry lip is the discontinued Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Lipstick in #517. However, you can use MAC Lipstick in Full Fuchsia to get a very similar look. Daley used Stila Eye Shadow in Diamond Lil, a shimmering, metallic platinum, for Rowland’s dramatic, sizzling gaze.

Kelly Rowland X-Factor Look 1

Rounding out Kelly’s look was MAC Sheertone Blush in Loverush (discontinued). Erica from The Glamorous Gleam named e.l.f. Studio blush in Blushing Rose as a dupe for Loverush.

Kelly Rowland X-Factor Makeup: Motown

Get the beat: Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation in 302Iman Perfect Response Oil Blotting Pressed Powder in Earth MediumMake Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in Matte Black, MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon, Bare Minerals Liner Shadow in Humor, NARS Blush in Dolce Vita, MAC Lip Liner in Cork, and NARS Lip Lacquer in Chelsea Girl.

Celebrity hairstylist Cesar Ramirez created Rowland’s asymmetric bob w/ undercut with Indique Hair Natural Wave with Redken Root Lift & Fashion Works Hairspray.

Kelly Rowland X-Factor Makeup

Get the beat: Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation in 302, MAC Pigment in Silver Fog, NARS Blush in Seduction, MAC Cremestick Liner in Cushy, and INGLOT AMC Lip Paint in #53.

As for hair, Ramirez used Indique Hair Pure Wavy in 20″ that was custom-colored, according to the brand. Ramirez used Redken Wax Blast Impact Finishing Spray-Wax and Redken Fashion Works Hair Spray to craft Rowland’s super cute swoop banged hairstyle.

Kelly Rowland X-Factor Makeup: 1980s

Get the beat: Kevyn Aucoin Beauty The Sensual Skin Enhancer, MAC Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow in Moon’s Reflection, NARS Eyeshadow in Outremer, MAC Blush in Fuchsia, Inglot AMC Lip Paint in #55.

Style is Indique Hair in Pure Wavy with custom highlights. Ramirez used Matrix Curl Defining Elixir and Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hair Spray.

Pro Tip: Daley adores the BeautyBlender. To avoid transferring sweat during touchups, take a tissue and blot oily areas before using your BeautyBlender.

Kelly Rowland X-Factor MakeupGet the beat: Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation in 302, Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in #19, Stila Jewel Eyeshadow in Citrine, NARS Blush in Exhibit A, MAC Cremestick Liner in Cushy, Yves Saint Laurent Golden Gloss Shimmering Lip Gloss in #7 Golden Amber (discontinued).

Ramirez used the Baylayage technique and Indique Hair for Rowland’s caramel ombre, boho waves. To finish the look, Ramirez used Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hair Spray.
Kelly Rowland X-Factor Makeup

Get the beat: Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation in 302, IMAN Luxury Translucent Powder, MAC Eyeshadows in Sketch and Carbon, NARS Blush in Seduction, MAC Cremestick Liner in Cushy, and Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in #51.

Kelly Rowland X-Factor MakeupGet the beat: Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation in 302, MAC Pigments in Mauvement (discontinued) and Silver Fog, and Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in #51.

Kelly Rowland X-Factor Makeup

Get the beat:  Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation in 302IMAN Luxury Translucent Powder, MAC Eyeshadows in Carbon, Patina and Electric Eel, Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in Aqua Black, and Stila Lip Glaze in Amaretto (discontinued).

Ramirez created Rowland’s voluminous, high, messy ponytail with Indique Hair Pure Wavy.

Kelly Rowland X-Factor Makeup

Get the beat: Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation in 302, MAC Pigments in Fuchsia and Kitschmas, Les Merveilleuses Ladurée Cream Cheek Base in 04 and Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant SPF 15 Lipstick in 1 Nude Beige.

Ramirez used Indique Hair Pure Wavy for Rowland’s voluminous Bardot blowout.

Kelly Rowland X-Factor Makeup

Get the beat: Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation in 302, MAC Eyeshadow in Saddle, NARS Eyeshadow in Bengali, NARS Blush in Seduction, MAC Lip Liners in Cork and Burgundy, Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks in Aria and Fiore, and nails by Meho of ES Nails.

Rowland’s Parisian chic do was courtesy of Indique Pure Straight.

Kelly Rowland X-Factor Makeup

Get the beat: Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation in 302, bareMinerals Liner Shadow in Black Emerald, MAC Eyeshadows in Carbon and Green Olive, NARS Blush in Exhibit A, MAC Lip Liner in Cork, Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF 15 in #2 Sensual Silk & Inglot AMC Lip Paint in #55. Kelly’s nails are by Meho of ES Nails.

Kelly’s textured mane was created by Crystal Oliver. She used Joico Matte Grip Texture Creme, Big Sexy Hair What a Tease Backcomb in a Bottle and Kenra Platinum Silkening Mist.

FOX's "The X Factor" Season 3 Top 3 Live Finale Performance Show

Get the beat: Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation in 302, MAC Pigments in Vanilla and Carbon, NARS Eyeshadow in Bengali, NARS Blush in Seduction, MAC Lip Liner in Cherry, MAC Lipstick in RiRi Woo (try the original Ruby Woo) and nails by Meho of ES Nails.

Rowland’s classic Hollywood hair is Indique Hair Bounce Collection and Indique Hair Pure Wavy. To finish the look, Ramirez used Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hair Spray.

Kelly Rowland X-Factor MakeupGet the beat: Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation in 302, MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon, Giorgio Armani Mono Maestro Eye Shadow in #17, NARS Blush in Exhibit A, MAC Cremestick Liner in Cushy, and Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in #51.

Hair is Indique Pure Straight.

Kelly Rowland in Sephora Always Red

This last entry is not a complete breakdown (boo!) but I know someone is out there is dying to find out this alluring red lip that Kelly is wearing here. It’s Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Always Red!

Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Always Red_67

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