ELLE's got the X Factor

By Georgia Collins

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It's a wonder I am managing to write this blog after the excitement I've had. You see last night I was at the X Factor and it was such a brilliant night I still haven't quite recovered. I was there as a guest of MAC who work with make-up artist Adam De Cruz, the man responsible for all the contestants’ looks.

I managed to grab Adam just before it all began and he informed me that he can't get through a show without the following: MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation – his number one choice for flawless TV skin because it stays put under hot lights. He's used it on all of the singers, but Rachel in particular loved it. MAC Pigments – used on their own or with MAC Mixing Medium or Clear Lipglass on eyes. MAC Reflects Pigments – Adam says these have been one of the most lusted after products by the performers, Stacey, Rachel and Lucie are all fans. They give the most sparkle on screen (remember Lucie in Rock week?).

In other news, Dannii looks amazing up close – very toned. And her hair? Love, love, love. Plus, Dermot was gazing lovingly at his girlfriend in the audience during every ad break (sigh).

So there you go, a little X Factor insider information brought to you from the frontlines. And look who I bumped into afterwards, (well, grabbed hold of is a more accurate description) – the lovely Ethan from bootcamp stage. With any luck a little X Factor magic might have rubbed off on me...

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