Christina Aguilera as you’ve never seen her before.Christina Aguilera has always gone heavy on the makeup during her 20 year career in show business.
But for the May cover of Paper magazine, the Genie In A Bottle hitmaker had on not one bit of paint as she was seen in extreme closeup.
The siren, 37, was almost unrecognizable as she held a manicured hand up to her naked lips, flashing not a diamond ring but a band that said MOM on it.
The cover line read Transformation and inside the photos by Zoey Grossman showed more of the same, though in some frames she was heavily made up.
In the makeup-free shots, Aguilera interestingly has freckles which fans have not seen before as they are always covered up.
The Stripped hitmaker also had her blonde hair worn naturally in one set up as little wisps surrounded her face.
‘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,’ the Dirrty singer told the magazine.
‘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,’ remarked the Lotus singer.
But she says she will be back to her heavily painted look very soon as she still loves makeup.
‘I mean, I’m a girl that likes a beat face, let’s not get it twisted,’ she explained with a laugh.
In another set up, the Lady Marmalade singer had her hair in a short style with very short bangs, and again she had no makeup on.
The Beautiful singer’s skin looked flawless.
Another setup saw her with curly short hair as she modeled a Burberry plaid shirt that fell off her shoulders.
And then there were plenty of shots where she was fully made up, but her makeup was messy as if she had been partying or crying or both.
A dramatic set of pictures saw her with red eye makeup and red lipstick on as false eyelashes washed down her face.
The cover girl also wore a see-through plastic raincoat that showed off her figure.
Also in her interview, the Grammy favorite talked about growing up with abuse.