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

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yahoo on

She looks like a plain jane, almost invisible. Put the heavy make up back on.

Kica on

She looks GREAT! I hope she keeps that look and gets comfortable with it. Sometimes you need to break out of the comfort zone.

Dani on

She reminds me of Sienna Miller like this….. Naturally pretty.

Kathie on

she looks so pretty!!

Gail Springman on

She’s adorable without it. I hope she realizes that & stays with this look.

ashley on

Absolutely stunning!

Gemma on

Thank you God! I can not stand her dark makeup look. She always looks like she just finished a good cry and her mascara is a mess. Never looks good and I cringed at her wedding photo – she is going to regret that in the long run. She looks great now!

soonergirl on

She was really overdue for a change-up, and she looks FABULOUS. Hope she doesn’t go back to that heavy black liner, it’s not a good look on her. Way to go, Avril!

Guest on

Soooo much better

Kristen on

wow, she looks a million times better here.

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