Christina Aguilera's Makeup Artist Gives the Scoop on Her Grammy Look

02/13/2007 at 04:57 PM ET

For Christina Aguilera’s Grammy look, makeup artist Kristofer Buckle was inspired by her pale peachy-pink Ungaro gown. “I wanted her makeup to be peaches-and-cream soft so that it didn’t upstage the pale, pretty shade of her dress,” says Buckle, who created the singer’s look in 20 minutes backstage at the Staples Center. On her eyes, he brushed Laura Mercier Mineral Eye Powder in Eclipse, a sparkly black powder, across her upper lids for a soft but still dramatic effect. He added three pairs of false lashes to further emphasize her eyes. (“Any drugstore brand works,” adds Buckler. Try Ardell, the inexpensive brand of choice for the pros.) “The idea was to give a Jayne Mansfield look to her eyes–sexy and strong, but a bit understated,” he says. On her lips, “I wanted a creamsicle color, but beigier and more monochromatic, so it wasn’t too attention-getting,” says Buckle. He mixed bright coral lipstick with creamy beige, and added a layer of MAC Lipglass in Clear on top. “Everyone is so sexed up at the Grammys, so I definitely wanted her look to make a big statement; but I did that by pulling way back. That makes a major statement, too.”

Click here for all the award show scoop on the Red Carpet Confidential blog.

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Mrs.Borrego on

Christina looked super amazing in that dress. What’s even better was her great performance. I loved it!

I am glad she got some help with her makeup. I was kind of tired of seeing her with red lipstick all the time and always orangyish skin. She looks great!

Go Xtina!

Elda on

She reminds me of the old Hollywood Glamour and woman were certainly beautiful back then!!

Necole on

I am so glad that she has grown up and changed her image. I hope she keeps this look going!

Tina on

Thank goodness they got rid of the red lipstick! I was getting very tired of her old look. I think the softer makeup suits her so nicely and I hope this look is here to stay…at least for awhile!

autumn on

That make-up looks great on Christina!

Roel on

I think she absolutely beautiful!!! No matter what Christina has done with herself over the years, she has always made a statement. Each and every time, they have been dramatic ones!!! Being a Burgh chick myself, I just have to say “Christ, you look amazing! Keep it up!”

Tayme on

Christina was superb from the moment she stepped onto the red carpet. Her dress was to die for. She was one of my favorites best dressed. Her make-up was flawless and her hair was perfect, it was old Hollywood Glam. She was just beautiful. I agree with Mrs.Borrego, it was nice to see her do something different with her make-up, especially her lipstick. We’re always used to seeing her wear red, that it was nice to see her go with a soft nude/pink lip color.

More importantly, she was my favorite performance of the night. She was amazing when she belted out that James Brown song during his tribute. You could see after she was done, many were stunned and thought she was amazing, heck that performance got a standing ovation. That girl has got a good set of pipes on her. Christina just rocked all through the night, she was perfect.

Tina on

I was growing quite tired of the red lipstick pin-up glam phase. I hope this look lasts awhile. She looks lovely in these fresh muted tones.

Jessica on

Her makeup is so subtle. She’s come full circle. What a classy beauty she’s starting to become. Obviously marriage has done her good, unlike Britney.

Keep it up, Christina!

nicole on

i love her makeup! when i saw the pics, i thought she looked beautiful!! that dress she wore was sooo pretty. her hair looks great, too. i love christinas new style….she always looks soo cute & sexy!

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