Steady as She Goes


Christina Aguilera on the cover of her new album.

I just love, love, love the makeup. It's hard to believe this is the same Christina who was prancing about in black and red extensions and a good smattering of piercings just a few years ago.

And there's that liquid liner again in the photo. Have you brushed up on your skills? Pull your eyelid taut and cut back on the caffeine, friends - you'll need a steady hand for this one. Here's a little tutorial taken from what I consider to be the Makeup Bible, Kevyn Aucoin's Making Faces:

"1. Begin by placing yourself in front of a mirror magnifying your eyes to the size of Jupiter. Seriously, magnification truly benefits a smooth application.

2. Using Your Free Hand, Pull Your Eye Taut and Slightly Downward. I Find That Whichever Way the Liner is Pointing Naturally when I Pick It up is Where I Begin on Each Eye [inner or Outer Corner]

Draw across in One Continuous Fine Line. (for Thicker Lines, Retrace.)"
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