Mommy Makeover: Christina Aguilera -- Week 1 Makeup

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We don’t know about you, but we’re looking forward to seeing Christina Aguilera’s next transformation — to mom — almost as much as seeing son Max Liron Bratman’s face for the first time.

We loved her maternity style. She kept it edgy with graphic tees and leggings, and (once the cat was out of the bag) we loved how she showed off her bump with tight, fitted clothing. We are pretty sure her petite frame will rebound nicely and that we’ll see some great mommy fashion from this trendsetter. Many new moms can attest to the fact that finding time to shower is often hard enough, let alone time to apply a full face of makeup. So we think that mommy-hood will make Christina’s makeup more natural and bare.

Many women try to use makeup during pregnancy to hide acne flare ups and/or chloasma/melasma (dark blotches or patches onyour face). The problem with applying more makeup to cover one of these problems is it actually just draws attention to the problem. These skin problems usually fade away after baby arrives, and your hormone levels return to normal — That’s when the beauty arsenal changes.

Click continue reading below to see what we recommend for Christina’s new "look."

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Playdate Pretty

For most women, having a child changes their look. Dark eyeliner anddeep red lips get replaced by a look that’s a bit more simple.Christina’s could get a more natural look by using a light and airy, loose powder, like Bare Escentuals i.d. bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation ($25) or their Mineral Veil($19). It’s also important to consider how often you’re washing yourface. Not all skin types need to be washed every day, but if you’rewearing powders and/or foundations you really should give your skin abreather by removing them as often as possible.

Cargo BeachBlush in Cable Beach

The goal with bronzer or blush is to look flushed or rosy, it is so easy to overdo it without the right products. Cargo’s BeachBlush ($26) is a bronzer with four complementary shades that blend perfectly to achieve a subtle and natural glow. We also like Mommy Makeup’s Mineral Shimmer Powder ($36).

If Christina simplifies the makeup on her skin and cheeks then what she applieson her eyes and lips will be the true style point. A smoky eye has its placeand so do glam red lips, and if we know Christina, we know they’llcontinue to be part of her signature look as she totes around littleMax.

Date-Night Diva

MAC Lipglass in 2N - creamy neutral pink yellow

This is a great look that Christina knows a lot about. This is where the smokyeye look and deep lip color will come in handy. And we’re happy toreport that MAC Cosmetics has a way that she can take her PlaydatePretty look into the evening with their new N Collection. Included in the new line are bare and sheer lipsticks, lipglasses and eye shadows that she can play up and down as needed.

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Pop Beauty also has a new line, called their Lid Bronzer Collection. The Glitter Stix ($8) will add a nice sheen to her eyes. And the Conceal and Correct Pressed Mineral Powder Cake($25) is what we consider the perfect powder, it evens out skin tonenicely and will even add a bit of shimmer. The ultimate eye shadowpalette comes from Sephora (go figure!), it’s called the Colorful StoryPalette and contains 16 shades in four finishes: matte, chrome, strass,and pearl — It’s everything a girl needs for ANY look.

Our favorite pick for her lips is Smashbox’s Photo Finish Lipstick With Sila-Silk Technology($22). This lipstick goes on smooth, adds a soft layer of moisture andcomes in a myriad of colors designed to complete any look.

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Danielle is a big fan of Mommy Makeup for both day and evening looks. It’s a makeup line that streamlines the makeup process so that you can achieve a "Clean-n-Casual" or "Pretty-n-Polished"look with minimal time and expense. Each kit contains 5 or 6 productsthat do your entire face- from concealer to lipgloss- in approximately7 minutes. (Read her full review here.

Check back weekly and watch us build Christina’s newtransformation.

Bronwyn’s Note: I did not mean anything negative at all by this article, I was simply suggesting some ways Christina could take her look into mommy-hood. I, actually, really like and respect Christina Aguilera and would hope that everyone understood that these were merely ideas for a new look for her. She’s been a style icon for years and I’m sure whatever look she embraces next will be followed by many.

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