Since topping the charts with “Genie in a Bottle” in 1999, Christina Aguilera has become a makeup maven. As her music evolved, so did her beauty routine, and she wasn’t afraid to experiment before settling on her personal style. Aguilera most commonly opts for an updated version of 1940s bombshell makeup. The shimmery eyes and bold lip pair well with her glamorous blonde waves and vintage-inspired wardrobe. Revamp your makeup routine and take on Christina Aguilera’s modern diva look.
A Luminous Base
Aguilera has always embraced her naturally fair complexion, enhancing it with a luminous base. Pour a quarter-sized amount of cream foundation onto the back of your hand — cream formulas offer full coverage while looking natural. Dip a flat-topped makeup brush into the product and work it into your skin using a circular motion. Use your fingertip to pat a highlighting concealer under your eyes and down the bridge of your nose to brighten the area. Pat a pearl-toned powder over your skin to set the makeup while creating a porcelain glow.
Blush and Contour
Aguilera adds definition to her face using blush and contouring powder. Using a rosy pink blush with a satin finish, position the brush 2-inches beneath the center of your eye, and sweep it toward the top of your ear until blended into your hairline. A satin finish will highlight skin without looking oily. Swirl a pointed contour brush in a contour powder or eyeshadow that is two shades darker than your foundation. Suck in your cheeks and sweep the brush under your cheekbone, from the corner of your mouth to the top of your ear. This will define your cheekbones without looking too harsh or oxidizing on the skin.
Aguilera loves to go glamorous when it comes to eye makeup. Use your fingertip to pat a shimmery beige cream shadow all over your lid and up to your brow bone to highlight. Using a flat shadow brush and metallic lilac shadow, pat the color onto your lid up to the crease and beneath your lower lash line. Swirl a fluffy shadow brush into a shimmery taupe shadow and sweep it through the crease of your eye using a windshield-wiper motion; keep your eyes open for maximum definition. Line your upper lash line with a thick layer of black kohl liner and apply three coats of volumizing mascara to the upper and lower lashes.
Aguilera is a fan of an old-Hollywood-inspired bold lip. She typically chooses a cherry red for red carpet events, or a bright pink with berry undertones for TV appearances. Define your lips with a liner that matches your lip color, then use a lip brush to sweep on a matte lipstick, carefully defining your cupid’s bow. A lip brush allows for full control over the lipstick. Once you have achieved full coverage, smooth on a layer of clear lip balm to add a slight sheen without becoming overly glossy and competing with the eyes.
References and ResourcesGlamour: I Present to You: Close-up Shots of Christina Aguilera's Gorgeous Makeup on "The Voice" This Week. You're Welcome.
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