Girls Aloud girls branch out to cosmetics, dance and polo

Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts is launching a make-up range for women with pale skin.

The redheaded beauty has created the line as part of reality show Passions, after producers asked the girl group to “take on a challenge to fulfil a life-long dream”.

Nicola said: “Being a singer comes naturally to me so I have really appreciated this challenge.

“I decided to create my own make-up range for pale skin because I have pale skin myself and I know how difficult it can be to find the right sort of sexy look with the products already out there.

“Hopefully I can help a lot of girls out there to look their best.”

The 22-year-old star’s idea has already proved a hit with her fellow redheads.

One female student commented: “I can’t wait for it to come out. It’s a fantastic idea because it’s often difficult for girls like us to find the right sort of make-up and no-one seems to cater for us.

“At the moment I always end up looking like a ghost on a sunny day!”

Meanwhile, Nicola’s bandmates will take on challenges of their own.

Cheryl Cole will learn to street dance in the city of Compton in Los Angeles, Sarah Harding is heading to Argentina to learn how to play polo, while Kimberley Walsh is keeping her challenge a guarded secret.

Nadine Coyle controversially quit the project earlier this month when producers refused to let her take on charity work.

She said: “I’m not really into reality things or things that aren’t to promote Girls Aloud.

“I wanted to do something with a charity in Bolivia that got kids off the street, but it didn’t sit with the programme.”