Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Christina Aguilera in "Tell Me" Video

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Christina sure looks *smokin* in the Tell Me music video with P. Diddy. Below is a breakdown for her look.



Eyes
Apply a gunmetal eyeshadow (try MAC Knight Divine) over the entire eyelid. Blend a darker color like MAC Black Tied on the crease and extend outwards slightly. Next, highlight the inner corners with a shimmery grey like MAC Electra. Line both upper and lower lash lines with a black pencil and finish the look with tons and tons of mascara.

Cheeks
Cheeks are contoured with a peachy brown color like MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Sunbasque along the cheekbones.

Lips
Lips are lined with a slightly darker neutral color (try MAC Spice Lip Liner) and filled in with a pink lipgloss like MAC Prrr Lipglass. Not exactly my kind of look but hell it works for her.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

10 COMMENTS

  1. I was looking at your website today and though it was great. I especially like the focus on eyes and Asian makeup.

    The site made me want to try out liquid liner but it seems like it would be difficult, could you post a tutorial on that?

  2. Hi! I was wondering how do you use a blush for contouring. Today i used an coral blush and i wasnt sure how to do it and the pink of the apples of my cheek went terrible with the coral coloring. Can you do a tutorial of different wants to apply powder blush? For me, my cheekbones are very visibile.. i have a small baby face. Thank you!

  3. Hey! I read your makeup blog a lot and I have a really big question.

    Today, I just went out and bought Rimmel London’s powder foundation as well as L’oreals bronzer in the color: Blessed.

    How do I apply the bronzer? O_o Does it go under my foundation? Over it? I mean, can you do a tutorial or maybe show some examples?

    Thanks! Looking forward to a response!

  4. hey! i luv ur site, mainly the focus on puttin on eyemakeup! but i jst hav a question about skin.. my cheeks alwais look like tehy r blushin. this lady told me tht its becuz i shower with my head tilted back instead of facing down..i tryd it her way buh my face seemed 2 get redder.. i was wondering if u kno any natural ways (w/o usin makeup) to prevent dis frum happenin.. thk u !

  5. Hi Phyllis, I just found your website tonight and I love it. Great stuff. I was wondering if you’ve ever considered putting some of your makeup (especially eyeshadow) tutorials on youtube? It’d be very helpful and you could reach an even LARGER audience. I’ve always felt you can only get so much from pictures and for me, with eyeshadows at least, I can never blend or “shape” my eyeshadow properly. My eyeshadow always looks like 3 lines on top of each other or just messy. Please help! Thanks!

  6. If your face always looks red, you might have rosacea which is basically a skin disease that affects the middle third of the face, causing persistent redness over the areas of the face and nose that normally blush – mainly the forehead, the chin and the lower half of the nose. Do some research online and see if you match the symptoms.

  7. i was just wondering about the eye colors you picked…are they the same as what shes wearing or they just really close?

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