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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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,, 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.


  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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