Makeup Breakdown: Christina Aguilera’s “Not Myself Tonight”
UPDATE: I spoke to Christina’s Makeup Artist for the video! Find out who he is and what he said about the lashes HERE
Christina Aguilera’s music video, “Not Myself Tonight,” from her new album Bionic, was released this morning! Always one to reinvent herself, Christina has done it again, this time hanging up her pin-up pumps in exchange for ballet fetish boots and latex. It is a feast for the eyes and the hair and makeup are to die for.
Christina Aguilera’s “Not Myself Tonight”
The video starts with Christina looking straight into the camera. Her makeup, hair and pose are very similar to the album cover we have seen for Bionic ( Here). The album cover shows Christina in purple eyeshadow, while the video has her in a smokey grey, with a hollowed out crease. Christina’s artist placed some dramatic spiked eyelashes the top lid, and some longer ones on the bottom lashline to make her eyes pop. Her eyebrows are barley there, and her skin is kept super pale with a hint of contouring on the cheekbones, and around the hairline. The look is topped off with a hot, bright red, glossy lip.
I’ve been trying to find out who makes the lashes she’s wearing because I need a pair, and although I haven’t found the exact ID, Makeup Forever’s 130 Jennifer lashes, and 131 Jean lashes seem like they might be pretty similar.
I am dying over this look!! The eyes are completely blacked out on the upper and lower lid with a jet black eyeshadow. The outer edges of the shadow are blended and smokey so that the shadow looks intense, but not too harsh. The ‘spikes’ coming off of her eyes are glued right above the crease on the upper lid, and right up against the lashline on the lower lid. I’m 99% sure they were custom made for Christina, so you probably won’t be able to find a pair in stores. The lips are still bright, glossy red, but have a little bit of a more orange hue to them compared to the last look.
Christina mixes her old pin-up looks with her new futuristic self for “Not Myself Tonght’s” third look. Her eyebrows are drawn in dark and super arched, reminiscent of a 1950′s brow. Her eyelid crease is defined with a taupe shadow and black liquid liner was applied to her upper eyelid. To keep the look modern, her makeup artist attached long, sharp “wings” to the end of her lashline to give her that pin-up, cat-eye look while still keeping it fresh and very dramatic for the video. Christina’s lips are painted red and red glitter was applied on top for extra sparkle and shine.
While Christina’s eyelashes are probably custom made, Eeyelash.com’s M016 eyelash is very similar to the lashes she wears in this look. They are not nearly as dramatic, but a lot more wearable.
For this look, black eyeshadow was applied to Christina’s eyelids, and is extended out into a dramatic cat-eye shape. Black eyeliner was smudged on her upper and lower lids, and her eyelashes extend wayyy out into two points. Love it. The brows go back to being barley there, while the lips stay red and glossy.
For a little bit of a more wearable look, try using Makeup Forever’s 153 Kareth lashes.
A big change from the dark smokey eyes in the rest of the video! For her fifth look, Christina was given bright, canary yellow eyeshadow all over her upper eyelid. The pigment is strongest directly on the eyelid, and it fades out as it reaches the browbone. Her lashes are very bold and spiky, and she was given a thick line of black liner on her upper lid, which was slightly winged out. A hint of pink blush was applied to the apples of her cheeks and her lips are an glossy, orangey-red.
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What Do You Think of Christina’s New Video?? Do You Like the New Direction She is Headed??