She's the woman behind Alesha Dixon's flawless beauty looks, so it's safe to say that Francesca Neill knows a thing or two about makeup. You can also thank her for providing epic beauty moments via Rochelle Humes and Louisa Johnson. Sadly, we will never have Alesha's chiselled cheekbones, but Francesca reveals the key products to creating Alesha' s summer glow. Pens and purses at the ready. To start, prep is everything: "Alesha has incredible skin but to hydrate and plump, I use a La Mer Hydrating Facial sheet mask and dab on La Mer The Eye Concentrate and Sisley Confort Extreme Nutritive Lip Balm." Next, Francesca gets Alesha's famous glow - "For a super dewy base, I’ll add a few drops of Iconic London Illuminator Drops to the high-planes of her face (tops of cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow and under the brow bone) for a lit-from-within glow."
What a glow!
The makeup artist keeps the Britain's got Talent judge's base simple - "I don’t like to use much foundation on Alesha as she doesn't need it, so to keep her skin looking fresh and natural I'll use a tiny amount of Tom Ford Traceless Stick Foundation and really buff it into the skin. It's super hydrating and blends beautifully." Next, she applies concealer sparingly -"I'll touch apply NARS Creamy Concealer under the eyes to brighten and set with a light dusting of Laura Mercier Translucent Powder. When I'm creating radiant skin I keep powder to the absolute minimum and just focus it under the eyes, the chin and the forehead."
Alesha has an icredible skin
The mother-of-one has stunning eyes which Francesca loves to accentuate - "I love Collection’s Eyes Uncovered Palette for a metallic look. I like to blend together the gold and bronze tones and then layer on Lancôme Hypnose Mascara and Lash Unlimited False Lashes."
Collection Eyes Uncovered Palette in Nude Bronze, £3.99
And lastly, she adds a dazzling lipgloss "To bring a glowy look together, I'll swap a lipstick for a gloss – MAC Metallic Gloss in 'Gilded Edge' is one of my favourites."