Last night, The X Factor contestant Samantha Jade was announced as the winner of the show's 2012 cycle, and we couldn't be happier for her! The pint-sized songstress has rocked many amazing hair and makeup looks over the course of the show, and, as it turns out, she's actually a part-time makeup artist for Make Up Store Australia! We spoke to the brand's creative director, Maria Gabriel, to find out Samantha's favourite product along with her top tip for applying stage makeup. Congratulations again Samantha!
Usually people wait until the New Year to adopt a new look but for Reece Mastin, the recent winner of The X Factor, yesterday seemed like the perfect day to change up his style and get not one, but two tattoos. It's the first time the 17-year-old has gotten inked with the "Good Night" singer choosing to get a treble clef and bass clef on his thumbs. Ronan Keating, one of the mentors and judges on the show, reportedly helped Reece decide where to go, recommending Bondi Ink in Sydney to the young rock star. The tattoos are said to be a celebration of his first track going gold. You can see Reece getting inked on his Twitter page.
Image credit: Reece Mastin Twitter
The X Factor may be over for another year — big congrats to 16-year-old winner Reece Mastin again — but we're not quite ready to say sayonara to the gorgeous beauty looks that we saw on judges and mentors, Mel B and Natalie Bassingthwaighte. Throughout the series both ladies wowed us with their constant style switcheroos, mixing things up from natural to party looks from one week to the next. See their best hair and makeup styles from this season.
Reece Mastin was crowned winner of The X Factor last night and, despite only having a few hours sleep, the 16-year-old from Adelaide was bright and bubbly when we chatted to him earlier. As well as talking about his love life, school formals and his budding rock career, Reece also took time out to talk about being a mane man and that famous fringe of his . . .
- On his feathered look: Yeah, I have a couple. I don’t know, I just like them. I was like, ‘Cool, let’s put them in my hair.'
- On switching up his fringe: I think now I can wear it both ways — put it down, put it up.
- On how many hair products he uses: Yeah [I need a lot], but luckily I’ve got the best hairdresser in the world so that’s all right.
Chalk up another one for Dannii Minogue! The X-Factor host has just been signed as the international face of ModelCo product Fibre Lash Brush on False Lashes. "I’m a self-professed beauty junkie and ModelCo has been a favourite for years. Why? Because they have the most innovative products that really work,” Dannii said on how she feels about her new role.
It’s the first time Dannii has signed on to be the face of a beauty product and Shelley Barrett, Founder & CEO of ModelCo, says Dannii was the perfect choice for the brand. “She is super-glamorous and her love of ModelCo products and A-list style credentials will really give the campaign the X-Factor!” We can’t wait to see Dannii’s baby blues in the ad campaigns! Whaddya reck — good fit? Or would you rather see her partner with another brand for her first gig?
Matthew Newton started circling the drain back in March when he was thrown out of a Melbourne hotel after causing $4000 worth of damage. During a trip to Rome in August, he proposed to girlfriend Rachael Taylor but then allegedly chased her through a hotel lobby, punching her in the face and causing her to hit her head on the marble floor. He was soon sacked as host of The X Factor and checked himself into a Sydney clinic. Matt’s distraught parents, Bert and Patti Newton, appeared on A Current Affair, while Rachael took out an AVO and scored a guest role on Grey’s Anatomy. Meanwhile, Matt is still receiving treatment and is expected to be released before Christmas.
Natalie Imbruglia has insisted that she’s just friends with millionaire hotelier Justin Hemmes, but these pics shows that they’re friends with benefits. Woman’s Day busted the loved-up couple during a romantic weekend away as the two strolled hand-in-hand on a secluded beach and frolicked in the water, sharing kisses and embraces. According to a source, the two flew from Sydney’s Bankstown airport in a helicopter to Justin’s Sussex Inlet property. Not only did they enjoy some quality time, Natalie also reportedly met Justin’s parents. Nat was due to fly back to her home in London after The X Factor finished, but has delayed her trip to spend more time with Justin.
Dannii Minogue showed off new baby boy Ethan on the set of The X Factor over the weekend. The five-month-old bub sported a pair of hot pink noise-reducing headphones at live rehearsals for the talent competition. During the actual show, host Konnie Huq announced, “Dannii visited us in rehearsals today with a very special visitor who’s getting into music from a very early age.” The video was then played on the big screens above the X Factor stage as a chorus of “awwws” broke out among the audience members. Bless. Dannii also got some good news during the show—her remaining act, Matt Cardle, made it through to the X Factor final.
Dannii Minogue looks gorgeous on the cover of Marie Claire's January issue. She chatted with the mag about her amazing year, her baby Ethan, The X Factor and Cheryl Cole, and looks glam as ever in the accompanying photos. Here are some excerpts from her interview:
Altiyan Childs was crowned the winner of The X Factor in tonight’s grand final. The celibate rocker, who famously disappeared to his man cave in the middle of the competition, was able to keep it together long enough to take out the top prize. Altiyan was the bookie’s favourite to win, followed by Sally Chatfield and teen favourite Andrew Lawson. Last night the three finalist performed, "Somewhere in the World", which will be released as the winner’s first single. James Blunt, Jamiroquai, Guy Sebastian and Eve also performed their new singles and the final 12 reunited for a big group farewell. What do you think about the winner? Sound off below!