We were really quite distraught at Stacey’s departure from the X Factor on Saturday. One among our number might even have shed a lone tear when the finalists were announced. Thank goodness for makeup extraordinaire Jackie Tyson (www.JackieTyson.co.uk) who has cheered us up today with a few backstage X Factor Blackberry snaps and talked us through the beauty look she created for Stacey. (Didn’t she look divine? - we loved her glowy skin, flicked eyeliner and pretty pink lips.)
"Stacey loves dramatic eyes so it was obvious that for the final we were going to have to do something pretty special for the girl who LOVES her lashes. I used some great strip lashes by Eylure before piling on some individual ones for added drama and going for it with the fabulous MAC Fluidline liquid liner. As you can imagine, you always have to account for lots of tears on final night so there were several touch-ups! The skin was flawless and radiant, once again, thanks to a pre-show Karin Herzog mini facial to relax Stacey and get her skin glowing. I always use foundation with light-reflecting particles for smooth, younger skins because it looks great on camera. The lips were high-shine, girly and feminine, we chose a really dolly pink-such a great contrast from the boys in their tuxes.
The atmosphere on Saturday was really tense. It was so nerve-wracking. The duets weren't rehearsed until 4pm and they only got one rehearsal which was really difficult for the contestants. The waiting game is that hardest bit but as you can see, me and Stacey were really trying to keep it all light-hearted. Stacey, kept saying she didn't mind what the outcome was and genuinely meant it, she was so pleased to have got to the final round."
We love you Stacey!
- Rose Beer, Grazia's Beauty Assistant