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FOTD: Christina Aguilera Inspired Burlesque Makeup Look

November 19, 2010

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

Products 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 on top
• Makeup For Life Lashes in Cutie Pie on bottom
• 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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  • Reply MEii November 19, 2010 at 1:01 am

    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?

    • Reply Phyllis November 19, 2010 at 9:43 am

      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:


  • Reply Anonymous November 22, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    I agree… this looks beauitful on you

  • Reply Tomi // My Tiger Lily Makeup November 27, 2010 at 2:37 am

    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?

    • Reply Phyllis November 27, 2010 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks Tomi you are too =) Yes Helium was LE.

  • Reply Angelina July 10, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Hey Phyllis! Im new to your site and all i can say is astonishing work. any pointers that you can offer me?

  • Reply A Bil August 26, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    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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