All About Christina Aguilera's Toned-Down Look

04/04/2012 at 02:30 PM ET

Christina Aguilera
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Christina Aguilera appeared on The Voice‘s first live elimination show Tuesday night looking soft, subtle and sexy — just the way we like her! The noticeably slimmer mentor ditched her harsher hair color and often-heavy makeup, opting for a much simpler routine.

“Our glam look all revolved around the color of my dress,” Aguilera writes on her website. “I thought it was fresh and bright and I wanted to be sure my hair and makeup complemented the color, rather than clashed with it.”

To balance the marigold Roland Mouret frock, Aguilera’s makeup artist, Jake Bailey, gave the singer “a bronze smoky eye, big lashes, tawny cheeks and a rosy glossy lip,” he writes on her site. After lining her eyes with black liquid CoverGirl liner — smudging it to soften the edges — he used a bronze M.A.C shadow on her lids and finished with a strip of false Ardell lashes and DiorShow mascara.

Bailey warmed Aguilera’s cheeks with CoverGirl’s “Sierra Sands” blush, lined her lips with a rose Inglot liner, then applied a layer of Dior Addict Ultra Gloss “for extra shine,” he shares.

Hair stylist Mark Townsend also worked to highlight Aguilera’s dress. “I loved the color and silhouette so much,” he writes on her site. “It was such a great fashion moment with a touch of sexiness, so I wanted her hair to have the same feeling.” After spraying her damp blonde locks with Sally Hershberger Super Keratin Spray, he dried it with a large round brush, then spritzed 4-in. sections of hair with Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray and curled with a 2-in. curling iron.

To finish, Townsend rubbed Malin+Goetz Hair Pomade in his hands and fingers — “To warm the product,” he explains — then “raked” his fingers through her hair, “for separation and piecey-ness,” he shares.

Personally, we love Aguilera’s toned-down look — it reminds us of her gorgeous “Genie in a Bottle” days! — but want to know what you think. Tell us: Do you love Aguilera’s softer look?

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TchrTchr on

She looks sooo much better…Now, you can see the pretty woman that was under all of that horrible, harsh makeup! Oh, yeah, I’m glad not to see so much of her boobs, too!

Brad on

Nah, I think she has been sucked and tucked. I don’t buy it!

Thea on

I LOVE IT SO MUCH

Kim on

She did look better….but the dress was still two sizes too small.

Mspoptart on

She is such a pretty girl she doesn’t need all that makeup. I loved it…(she also however has some killer makeup people because when they do her up its a killer job) I vote for this soft look Xtina!!

Kristy on

Yes. Very nice. I could tell she’s done something to her butt to make it round and full. A woman in her 30’s who barely works out and has lost weight does not get a big full butt over night like that. Keep it real…real is where you find respect!

Beth on

I think she’s had some instant work done on her. Her butt looks fuller and she looks different and in such a short amount of time. Things that make you GO HMMMMM!!!!

Jenna on

She looks great! I think that if she dresses for her body more instead of trying to show too much, she looks slimmer and more appropriate. Well done…please keep this look going!

Jasmine on

Blake has the BEST team!!! Christina has been to the Dr’s office lately. She got sucked and tucked for the live shows. Too much change in a short amount of time. Butt is looking a little TOO fake these days.

Kake on

Actually attractive without that extra hair & heavy eye makeup. She looked natural & more up to date with the softer straight hair. She looked younger, the other look is harsher & makes her look older than she is.

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