Behind the Glam! See How Nicole Scherzinger Gets Ready for Every Episode of The Masked Singer
Each week, Scherzinger's glam team is taking PEOPLE inside the judge's dressing room. Find out the inspiration behind each look, a breakdown of her hair, makeup and more
Finale: The Dress
"I just wanted Nicole to be a vision in gold and wear something worthy of a red carpet moment for the finale," says stylist Jessica Paster. "This gold dress gave me that!"
Nicole wore a La Bourjoisie high-shine fringe gown with Christian Louboutin pumps and Rahaminov jewels.
Finale: The Makeup
To compliment Nicole's "golden goddess" gown, makeup artist Rokael Lizama used Artist Couture: Supreme Nudes palette in "Opulence" on the eyelids. Then, he applied falsies from his line Rokael Beauty (in style "Auroras") for the "perfect cat-eye effect."
Finale: The Hair
Super Six: The Outfit
"For the semi-finals dress, I wanted to go 'fashion' but with a bit of black tie," says stylist Jessica Paster who chose this orange and burgundy Raisa Vanessa dress for the "Super Six" episode. "I love the colorblocking on this dress. To keep it dramatic, I went with the exaggerated and structured beautiful one-shoulder look on this dress."
She accessorized with Christian Louboutin pumps, Jacquie Aiche earrings and rings by Nouvel Heritage, Established Jewelry, Bondeye Jewelry, Dru Jewelry, Sydney Evan and Eriness Jewelry.
Super Six: The Hair
Super Six: The Makeup
Wows in White
To shoot promotional footage for the show, Nicole brought her usual full-on glam with this Georges Chakra suit, accessorized with Rahaminov Diamonds.
Bonus Look: The Glam
Makeup artist Kathy Jeung matched the metallic shine of Nicole's outfit with her eye look by using the silver "Sterling" shade in Pat McGrath Labs Mothership IV: Decadence Eyeshadow Palette on the inner part of eyelid, and blended Mothership III: Subversive Eyeshadow Palette’s “Black Metal” shade on the outer eye area and along the lower lash line.
"I enhanced and shaped Nicole’s brows with Tom Ford Brow Sculptor in 'Taupe' and 'Espresso' and combed upwards. Then set it in place with Benefit Cosmetics 24-HR Brow Setter Shaping & Setting Gel," says Jeung.
Bonus Look: The Hair
Keeping the Looks Coming
The Masked Singer may have had a break this week, but Nicole was as busy as ever, making a guest appearance on the spin-off Fox series, I Can See Your Voice.
"Since Nicole sang 'Black Velvet,' that amazing '80s song, so I wanted to go more badass and incorporate some of the '80s rock girl vibe," says stylist Jessica Paster.
So she styled Nicole in a high-shine top and pants by Commando, Hakan Akkaya blazer, House of Emmanuele earrings, On Aura Tout Vu rings and Jennifer Zeuner bodychain.
Hairstylist Sunnie Brook complimented Nicole's edgy outfit with a textured power pony. "To create this sleek but voluminous pony I used my T3 Lucea flat iron to smooth the base and create bends with the ends. Then, I pumped up the volume with Virtue Labs texturizing spray and locked in the look with Biolage Freeze Fix to tame flyaways," she shares.
For her makeup, Michael Anthony played up the eyes with the brand new Makeup by Mario Master Matte Palette in Matte 5 then added Master Metallics in Metallic 7 on the eyelids for a golden sheen. "I smudged black liner into the upper and lower lash line for definition then completed the look with a pair of Velour eyelashes called "You Complete Me."
Week 4: The Outfit
"What I really love about this look is the color," says stylist Jessica Paster who dressed Nicole in this Atelier Zuhra cobalt blue cap-sleeve number. "I wanted to go more demure. I love the idea of a beautifully colored, beaded and tailored dress.
Week 4: The Accessories
Paster accessorized with Le Silla shoes, Graziela Gems earrings and rings from Graziela Gems, Gumuchian and Anita Ko.
Week 4: The Hair
Hairstylist Sunnie Brook wanted a look "that juxtaposed with the embellished dress" so she created a sleek and shiny blowout with volume at the roots. To keep Nicole's strands frizz-free and shiny, she used Biolage All-in-One Multi-Benefit Spray on damp hair and blowdried using a boar brush to add shine.
Week 4: The Makeup
To complement the star's high-shine dress, makeup artist Michael Anthony wanted to create an equally impactful "blue mirror" eye. "We wanted to nod to the gorgeous shade of blue Nicole was wearing so I used the Haus Labs Eye Dentify Eyeliner in the shade 'Denim Rebel' across the upper and lower lash line," Anthony says. "For the inner corners, we popped a lighter blue eyeshadow over the pencil called 'Mama Tutorials' from the new Beauty Bay shadow palette in collaboration with NikkieTutorials."
Week 3: The Outfit
"I wanted something very dramatic," says stylist Jessica Paster about Nicole's all-white bodysuit. "Nicole loves drama and shoulders. She wanted to look like a modern day Betty Page. White stands out beautifully on her."
Week 3: That Pin-Up Look
Paster achieved that Betty Page pin-up feel with this Hakan Akkaya bodysuit with ruffled shoulders, which she paired with Wolford tights, Le Silla pumps, House of Emmanuele earrings and rings by Moritz Glik and On Aura Tour Vu.
Week 3: The Hair
Week 3: The Makeup
"A strong graphic eye was the perfect accent for tonight’s look," says makeup artist Kathy Jeung. "To create the black winged eye on Nicole, I used Shiseido’s ArchLiner, which has a specially designed angled micro-precision liquid pen liner to create long lasting, defined lines. To add even more dramatic flair, I added Violet Voss False Eyelashes in "Eyes Eyes Baby." On Nicole’s lips, a glossy lip stain in a peachy-orange color MAC Cosmetics Versicolour Varnish Cream Lip Stain in “Shock It To Me” brought softness and warmth to the overall look."
Week 2: The Dress
"I just love the color purple," says stylist Jessica Paster, who chose this high-shine Abyss by Abby dress for Nicole's second look. "I wanted something very classic, strapless and sexy. I found a perfect shoe to match the dress to make it a full monochromatic look including purple amethyst jewelry."
Nicole is wearing Sarah Hendler earrings, rings by Bondeye Jewelry, Dena Kemp and Sarah Hendler and Christian Louboutin pumps.
Week 2: The Hair
"Since the dress was such a classic, fitted silhouette we opted for full textured hair that had a nod to the '70s," says hairstylist Sunnie Brook. "To lock in this look all day long I used Biolage Freeze Fix Anti-Humidity Hairspray. It helps fight frizz, extends the life of any look and dries fast."
Week 2: The Makeup
Makeup artist Michael Anthony prepped Nicole's beauty look with "a couple skincare faves including La Mer's The Mist and Augustine Baders The Face Oil to prime and hydrate Nicole's already-radiant skin."
Next, he used one of his "favorite go-to's" for complexion, Armani Luminous Silk Foundation buffed onto the skin with a dual fiber brush followed by Fenty Beauty Matte Contour Skinstick on the natural contours of the face (hollows of the cheek, around the frame of the face and jawline). "To set the foundation and contour but maintain a radiant glowing finish I gently dusted Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder over the T-zone and contours," he explains.
"On the apples of the cheeks I buffed NUDESTIX Nudies Matt Blush & Bronze Cream in Naughty n' Spice then, with a damp beauty blender, I highlighted the high planes of her face with Armani Beauty Neo Nude A-Line Liquid Highlighter in shade #10 which is a translucent golden pearl."
Week 2: The Makeup
As for Nicole's eyes and lip look, Anthony used the new Huda Beauty Khaki Haze Eyeshadow Palette and his "favorite" waterproof liner from HAUS LABS in Go Diva to make the eyes "light up on stage." He finished by adding a set of false lashes he made to give a "sexy cat-eye shape" and added Armani Beauty Eyes to Kill Mascara.
For her lips, he used Spice lipliner and Mac Cremesheen Lipstick in shade Cream in Your Coffee. "I blotted with a tissue and re- applied for long wear and a beautiful satin creamy finish."
Week 1: The Dress
Nicole's stylist, celebrity favorite Jessica Paster, tells PEOPLE that she "wanted to go dramatic and sexy" with this fuchsia Ronny Kobo dress. "I love the fun play on color in this look. On Nicole's skin tone this was such a great color. I love the Christian Louboutin shoes that add another dimension in this look with the interesting pattern."
Paster accessorized with Carbon and Hyde rings, Jacquie Aiche earrings and body chains and undergarments by Nippies.
Week 1: The Hair
Nicole's outfit helped celebrity hairstylist Sunnie Brook settle on glamorous loose waves. "Nicole is such a chameleon," Brook tells PEOPLE. "She is a natural beauty that can also transform into a glamazon. The wardrobe this season is truly the highlight and inspired me to create soft classic silhouettes that framed her stunning features."
"For the premier look I wanted to compliment the unique detail of the shoulders on her dress. We chose to create soft 'water' waves using Biolage All in One Leave-In to protect and prime her hair from heat. Then pumped up the volume that carved around her face and just skimmed her waist using Biolage Waterless Clean and Full Dry Shampoo. The perfect balance to the exaggerated dress shape."
Week 1: The Makeup
Celebrity makeup artist Kathy Jeung says Nicole is one of her "all time favorite faces" to work with." For the premiere episode, she did "a softly bronzed, fluttery lash eye look with a pop of juicy lip stain to compliment the dress."
For the face, she used Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Primer and her "newest favorite foundation" Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Natural Glow Foundation. To perfect the look, she counted on Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Shiseido Translucent Loose Powder, NARS Exposed Cheek Palette, Fenty Matchstix along the hairline, jaw and hollow of cheeks for contour and Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand applied with the wide end of a Beauty Blender sponge on top of the cheekbones.
To make the eyes pop Jeung applied Artemes Lashes and Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes Mascara Waterproof "for ultra-length and full extension." To give Nicole her bronzed eye look, she used Dior Backstage Eye Palette in 003 Amber Neutrals & Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette.