Get X Factor Louisa's Look

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Reggie and Bollie might be fun, but surely 17-year-old Louisa Johnson has to take the X Factor title this weekend? The teenager with the huge voice has blown the rest of the out of the water. And she looks great too!

We caught up with X Factor Makeup Designer, Julia Carta, who talked us through how to get Louisa’s gorgeous look (without being 17!).

First up, Julia has Louisa taking LQ Skin Hair & Nails Daily (£29.99, to maintain that flawless complexion. Her skin is hydrated with Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre (£13,, a lightweight moisturiser for all skin types, and a cult favourite, used on TV and film since the 1950s. Then Korres Wild Rose CC Cream (£26, corrects any imperfections (we;re not sure there are many!).

Louise Johnson's X Factor beauty routine

Louisa had a light professional spray tan from Beautylab London to enhance her already lovely skintone, and you can achieve similar with their tanning range of peptide fake tanning products (from £18,

Before makeup, the last thing appiled was NYX Pore Filler (£12.99,, giving it time to settle before the makeup was applied to a perfect blank canvas! This pre-foundation base coat contains Vitamin E.

To create the look of Louisa’s baby-soft skin, Julia used YSL Touche Eclat (£25, it was needed for highlighting, and then used a professional favourite, Kryolan HD Micro Foundation (£20). This  micronized foundation has unique light reflection. Optically, it significantly reduces the shadow effects of wrinkles. Which means that it enables a natural, youthful appearance especially with make-up for high-definition camera techniques for film, TV and photography.

To knock off any shine, Julia used Sheer Cover Studio Mineral Powder (£24.95, along Louisa’s T-zone. Then,to achieve gorgeous radiance, she applied Illamasqua Sculpt Duo (£27, on Louisa’s cheekbones, centre of nose, cupid’s bow and browbone to highlight and scuplt her face.

Get X Factor Louisa's Look


On Louisa’s eyes Julia used Kryolan’s Glam Sparks (£10.15 each, in Silver and Noble, mixed together. Louisa’s lashes were achieved using Ardell’s Demi Wispies lashes, and then lots and lots of YSL Shocking Mascara (£25,

Louisa has stunning cheekbones, which were enhanced by Barry M Make Me Blush in Peach Melba (£5.99, (I love Barry M, it’s a fantastic beauty on a budget brand). Her cheekbones were contoured by Julia using the Sleek Makeup Contour Palette (£9.99, Her brows were threaded and shaped by Monika at Love Beauty, and then Julia used Silk Fibre Brow Enhancer (£19.99, to define.

X Factor's Louisa uses Egyptian Magic

Finally, her lips were enhanced with NYX’s Butter Lipstick in Hubba Bubba Waouh. Oh, and you can get her perfectly French manicured nails using Sensationail Starter French Manicure Gel Kit (£69.99,