Avril Lavigne Gets a Makeunder: See Her Without Her Signature Eyeliner!

12/23/2013 at 01:57 PM ET

Avril Lavigne makeunderCourtesy Allure

Avril Lavigne‘s dark, heavy black eyeliner is so much a part of the star’s public “look” that she wore it for her wedding, engagement photo and album cover. And lest you think it’s only for fancy occasions, Lavigne tells Allure she nearly never takes it off. “I wear the black eyeliner — M.A.C. Smolder — pretty much every day,” she tells the magazine. “I do it when I’m just at home.”

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So the beauty editors at Allure took it upon themselves to give the star a makeunder for their January issue. “Today we really want to switch it up,” she says in the video, above. “So I didn’t have very much makeup on, and just had a modern dress [and] bangs.” The results are elegant, showing off her luminous skin and pretty lips, in what artistic director Paul Cavaco calls a “clean” makeup look.

“I like the idea of trying new things, of playing around — as long as you can go back to what you’re comfortable in,” Lavigne tells the magazine, while also confessing that she relies on her long hair as a “security net.” Check out the video below for the finished makeunder, and see another video that explains how Lavigne gets her eyeliner just right here.

What do you think of Lavigne’s makeunder? Should she experiment with new eyeliner looks more often?

–Alex Apatoff

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Cosmetics
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Smithy on


Jen on

SOOOO MUCH BETTER. What an improvement. Didnt realize she was such a pretty girl. Fresh faced is the way to go Avril.

JV on

She looks gorgeous! This look is much better….more mature!

anon on

Wow, she really is beautiful under those raccoon eyes!!

Dillweed on

She looks SO much prettier without the raccoon eyes!

lilly on

AWWW she is so pretty!!!

Ariana on

I had no idea she was such a beauty! But you know she’ll go back to the raccoon eyes because she lacks confidence without them (like Kate Middleton and her ghastly eye makeup).

Carrie M on

She looks like an adult now! Much improved….

Melanie on

Never thought I’d say this, but she looks amazing! Never knew there was a pretty girl underneath all of the makeup!

Pasha on

I never knew what her eyes color was because of those raccoon liner. She looks gorgeous with lighter make-up, definitely.

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