Monday, 23 April 2012

Christina Aguilera Inspired Look from The Voice

I loveeee Christina Aguilera's makeup on the voice! Well, most of it anyway.
This is a classic retro golden eye with a red lip. I absolutely LOVE how red lips look on me; I don't wear them enough.
Inspiration photo:
I will say that I do not love every aspect of this makeup. I feel like the cheek contouring is a bit much for her face shape, and the lip colour could have been applied more smoothly. But I love the concept of gold smoky eyes with a cut-crease and cat-liner, paired with a red lip. Bear in mind I look nothing like her, and my skin-tone is much more yellow-toned.

When doing stage makeup, take into consideration the fact that bright lights will be shining on you. You may need to re-sculpt the features of your face because lights can wash them out.
You can do this by subtly tracing along the sides of your nose with a touch of bronzer, contouring your cheekbones, temples and jawline, and a touch under the bottom lip.
Keep your skin matte and use a slightly shimmery pale highlight down the bridge of the nose and tops of cheekbones and on top of the cupid's bow to accentuate those features.

This is the makeup I wore to my school talent show. I took these photos after a 14-hour day of rehearsal, then work, then rehearsal, then my show. Woot! Hooray for makeup that sort of kind of lasts! I did NOT reapply lip colour at all. And I couldn't find my gold glitter: Sugarpill's Goldilux, which I used on Pooja.

Moving on... :)

Products Used:

-L'Oreal face primer
-MAC Face and Body foundation in C3
-Cover FX Full Coverage cream foundation in M40 (under eyes, around nose)
-Inglot loose powder
-Inglot bronzer (as a contour)
-Nars blush in Orgasm

-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Half Baked (shimmery true gold on the eyelid)
-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Naked (nude beige blended in the crease)
-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Buck (warm brown swept along the crease, lower lashline)
-Urban Decay eyeshadow in Creep (almost-black etched in the crease and outer corner and upper lashline)
-Annabelle white eyeliner (waterline)
-Inglot eyeshadow #07 (bright shimmery gold, browbone and inner corner)
-Rimmel Glam'Eyes liquid liner (cat-shaped upper liner)
-Revlon GrowLuscious Mascara

- Rimmel lip liner in Cherry Kiss (at the border of my lips, blended towards the center lightly)
-MAC Lipstick in Kanga Rouge (the BEST red lipstick EVER. No one can ever tell me different. Alas, it has been discontinued D:)

It was an awesome show for me!

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