Burlesque Makeup: 5 Makeup Tips to Stand Out (in a Good Way)
When a mega pop star like Christina Aguilera embarks on her own film, we add it to our guilty pleasure drawer and keep our lips zipped about how secretly pumped we are about it (we haven't been this excited since Britney Spears's Crossroads days). Whether you loved it, hated it, or aren't willing to splurge for the movie ticket to see it, our jaws dropped at the serious hair and makeup going on in the film.
We'll be honest - the hair was not our style, too much teasing and hairspray, but the makeup looks were fun, wild, and just what we were hoping for. Though some a little dramatic, these girls definitely knew how to stand out from the crowd and with the holidays approaching, we'd like to do a little shining on our own, but without looking like we forgot our tassels at the club. Thankfully, Jason Garner, makeup artist for DuWop Cosmetics shared five easy to do makeup tips with us that will have you looking gorgeous in no time. Try one of these in the upcoming weeks to get the "za za...ooh!" look instead of "za za...eww."
Pouty Lips: "Pouty lips never go unnoticed," says Garner, "and using a plumper makes lips look smoother and fuller. The noticeable volume draws attention to the smile, always making a great first impression." He suggests trying DuWop Lip Venom for subtle, sexy lips that won't make you look like a blowfish.
Contour and Highlight: "Defining the cheekbones with a bronzer allows the bone structure to pop," says Garner. "Highlighting the inner apples opens the face and draws more glow amongst the skin tone, for a naturally healthy look." Check out the best bronzers for your complexion here.
Dewy Finish: "A luminous complexion makes all types of skin tones look brighter, more awake and healthier. Foundations that promote a dewy finish transform the skin with a hydrated, younger appearance."
Arched Brows: The days of the pencil thin brows are long gone (thankfully). Now, it's all about the shape, according to Garner. "Filling in eyebrows by using an upward and out extended motion with a brush or pencil makes for a more sculpted, arched look. The arch should be right above the center pupil, making the brow bone look higher and the eyes more open and lifted."
Mascara with Fibers: "Mascara with fibers add noticeable lash length and create a lifted look in the upper eyelid region," says Garner. Take a look at our Ultimate Mascara Challenge for a formula that fits your peepers perfectly.