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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Linda on

I actually noticed the change on Mon and Tues show. And I said wow…she really looks good. Much better Christina…you are beautiful.

Dona Ray on

I watched the young woman grow up. I loved her Monday night in the black/white and the makeup. She is way too GORGEOUS (entertainer or not) to put all that on her. I also like her dresses more covering. It puts more focus on her gorgeous face and features thereof. I hope she will keep it simple when not performing on stage. :)

Sammy on

This is the best she has looked in decades. WOW! She looks stunning!

Raina on

Awesome! Love her.

Diego on

I just love her!!

Novo visual de Christina é artigo mais lido da People | iLOVEaguilera on

[...] revista People fez um novo artigo dedicado ao visual de Christina nos shows ao vivo do The Voice: o vestido, o [...]

Anísio on

PERFECTINA!!!!!

Blondie on

She looked amazing last night and so much better than previous shows where she desperately needed a bra. I loved the toned down look of clothing, hair and makeup. She got it right last night! Go, Christina! You’re a gorgeous 30 something, talented woman. This is the way to go, not like the previous shows. :)

Julesy on

The makeup is toned down but the hair is still over bleached. I wish she would get a more natural blonde color. It’s just too light and harsh for her skin tone. Definitely a vast improvement over the previous look (didn’t even recognize her).

Missy on

I remember when she was pregnant, she had a much softer look and it really showed off how beautiful she is. I hope she keeps it up. She is a gorgeous girl.

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