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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Jayda on

I was watching The Voice last night and my mother screamed from the other room, “Is that Christina? She looks hot!” You got my mom’s approval Christina!

Gina on

A much better look for her. As long as she covers up her weird shaped legs, she will do fine.

H on

SO MUCH BETTER

TamIAm on

Gorgeous! She looks younger and sexier than when she vamps it up. It’s a really classy look – I hope she keeps it.

cbreezy on

She looks STUNNING… I’m not a fan of her personality or over the top singing but I was so suprised by how gorgeous she looked! She will be taken so much more seriously this way, her severe look combined with the snotty personality has overshadowed her talent for years. Girl you don’t need to look like a hooker for attention! Way to go!

Lilly on

Beautiful girl…..I love Christina

marie on

she no longer looks like a cheap drag queen

Cristina on

Good. She was beginning to look like a blonde Snookie

Kerri on

She looked a lot better, but her hair was the same color and looked like dried straw.

Jeny on

SO. MUCH. BETTER!!!!!!

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