We all love the riff queen, Christina Aguilera. We loved feeling like a “genie in a bottle.” We loved getting “dirrty.” We didn’t quite love Burlesque…but we have forgiven her! Well just as the affection for her music has remained constant, fans have constantly adored Aguilera’s signature look. Vibrant blonde hair, bold lips and a healthy swipe of eye makeup. For example:

The latest issue of Paper magazine features the singer unlike we have ever seen her before, practically makeup-free! In the magazine she describes her choice to tone down the look by saying “I’ve always been someone that obviously loves to experiment, loves theatrics, loves to create a storyline and play a character in a video or through stage. I’m a performer, that’s who I am by nature. But I’m at the place, even musically, where it’s a liberating feeling to be able to strip it all back and appreciate who you are and your raw beauty.” The raw music she is hinting at might be something we will hear on her upcoming album, which is set to be released in January 2019. Without further ado, here are the pics from her refreshing shoot:

The pop star looks amazing in these photos, and proves she is a beauty with or without makeup. In a world of SnapChat filters and contouring tutorials, it is really refreshing to see a celeb go au natural. I, for one, applaud her on going Back to Basics…

Let us know what you think of Christina Aguilera’s new look in the comments section!