You won't believe Christina Aguilera's no-makeup 'transformation' for 'Paper' magazine
Christina Aguilera is completely stripped down
Christina Aguilera is daring to go bare.
In the new issue of Paper magazine, the 37-year-old pop star and original Voice judgekeeps her clothes on, instead scrubbing all the makeup off her face in a series of bold images.
That means no eyeliner. No mascara. And freckles!
"I've always been someone that obviously loves to experiment, loves theatrics, loves to create a storyline and play a character in a video or through stage," Aguilera tells Paper.
"I'm a performer, that's who I am by nature. But I'm at the place, even musically, where it's a liberating feeling to be able to strip it all back and appreciate who you are and your raw beauty."
OK, this is a temporary phase, the mom of to Max Liron, 10, and Summer Rain, 3, acknowledges. (Indeed, several of the Paper images include sparkly eye makeup and dramatically goopy lashes.)
"I mean, I'm a girl that likes a beat face, let's not get it twisted," said the singer, who just made a surprise appearance on the Season 10 premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race.
Still, we applaud her for getting, well, stripped — and so did the Internet.
Some Twitter users loved the look so much, they thought she should go bare-faced more often.
"She looks AMAZING without makeup. Dare I say, even better. She should rock this look more often!!" one Twitter user shared.
"The no make up look makes #ChristinaAguilera look wow. She should permanently do away with makeup," another wrote.
"wow she looks amazing without makeup, them freckles aswell," another wrote with a heart-eye emoji.
Some drew comparisons to other stars.
"So apparently a 37 year old #ChristinaAguilera without make-up on is in fact a 16 year old Stevie Nicks. I'm calling vampyre on this one," one user tweeted.
"How beautiful is she? Hardly recognised her. LOoKs like a bit like (Brittany Murphy)," another tweeted.
Others were excited for potential upcoming music.
"What? omg, if X6 is coming? calm, calm... It's been a 6-year waiting and we crazily wanna make sure of it!" one user tweeted.
"I just refreshed #ChristinaAguilera’s iTunes page jusssst in case. No dice." another shared.
"Shut up and listen. She is back," one user wrote.
"Something big is coming!!!" another wrote.