For the first time in about 5 years, Christina Aguilera doesn’t look like a tranny. When I think of Xtina, images like this come to mind.
Or more recently this.
Drawn-on brows, bad bronzer and gobs of foundation were all part of the general heaviness that comprised her trademark look. After seeing her at the Globes, it’s clear she’s turned the fashion page and toned down, well, everything.
She didn’t forgo her signature black liner, she just pressed the color in close to her upper lash line to create contrast so you see her blue eyes and not black liner. Her pink lips are my favorite of the look, they’re toned down from her usual red but punched up beyond a nude. More than the color though, take note of the consistency which is creamy and gloss-free for a more sophisticated approach to lip color.
Her perfectly balanced eyes are created using berry toned shadows which can be worn casually for every day, or mixed with gray and charcoal to lighten up a sultry evening look. I like L’Oreal Infinite Quad in Subtle Berries because the pinks aren’t cotton-candy stark pink so they can be warn on most skin tones.
If your routine includes heavy makeup, try bringing it down a notch for a change. Wearing the right amount of makeup allows you to look fresher and more polished. Too much can add years and take away from exactly what you’re trying to bring out.