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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ANGEL on

less is more! looking GREEAT!

Ann on

She is a beautiful person. I love the makeunder picture.

K on

She looks like Taylor Swift.

Kristine on

So much better!! I’ve always thought it was a shame she puts on so much eyeliner…if you put something like that on so thick people don’t see you, they see your makeup. It’s very distracting.

KP82 on

Sooo much better! She really is a beautiful girl, but should start to tone it down considering she’s not 16 anymore.

nadia on

She looks great!

Noodles1282 on

I agree with all of you. Hopefully, she is reading your responses.

val on

she looks like emily vancamp!

Dina on

This is one of the most superficial news ever.

rachel on

she looks so pretty she has amazing skin that women will pay money for and hers is natural what a great time for a makeover considering she just got married

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