FOTD: Christina Aguilera Inspired Burlesque Eye Makeup

Last week, BellaSugar posted a really cool tutorial on how to nail Christina Aguilera’s glittery eye makeup in the upcoming Burlesque movie. While I loved all that glam ‘n glitter, I toned down the look a notch by using a frosty pigment to make it more wearable. What do you ladies think?

Burlesque glitter eye makeup
Christina Aguilera glitter eye makeup how-to

Christina Aguilera glitter eye makeup breakdown

What I Used

* Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation in #120 and #127
* Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel
* Barry M Liquid Eyeliner in Black
* MAC Knight Divine Eyeshadow
* MAC Helium Pigment
* NARS Pandora Duo Eyeshadow
* Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
* MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating
* Makeup For Life Lashes in #Diva
* Makeup For Life Lashes in #Cutie Pie
* MAC Mineralize Blush Duo in Moon River
* MAC Gingerroot Cremestick Pearl Liner
* MAC Viva Glam VI Special Edition Lipstick

For a step-by-step tutorial of the look, watch the clip below featuring Christina’s makeup artist, Kristofer Buckle:

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  1. love it! it looks very pretty on you!!!

    hey Phyllis i was wondering whats ur technics when using pigments?! i still cant get a hold of using it without making a big mess and sometime it does not show up much. you u normally use it dry or wet?

    • Thanks MEii =)

      If you want the pigment to stand out, I definitely recommend starting out with a cream eyeshadow so the pigment has something to grab onto. Then, wet a dense eyeshadow brush (I use MAC Water Base Mixing Medium but your regular saline contact solution will do too) and pat the pigment onto the eyelid.

      Here’s a little more info on how you can use pigments:

  2. Hi Phyllis!! I’m sorry I haven’t been commenting lately~ I’ve just been kind of busy and out of the blog sphere >.< This is a really stunning look, as always. You're really good at translating your reference picture to your own eyes.. the looks always are exactly what you're trying to achieve. The Helium pigment looks soo pretty! was it le?

  3. Hey! I was wondering if you could do a make-up look from Burlesque. But from the Express number in the movie. I’m planning on doing this look for Halloween (:
    Let me know! Thanks! 😀

    Great look btw!

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