Christina Aguilera reverts back to her clown makeup for Time 100 gala: pretty or ridic?

Remember how Christina Aguilera cleaned up her act for her last red carpet appearance, like how she toned down the makeup, wore something flattering, and looked sober? Yeah, that’s over. People were pointing out that she’d lost weight too, but to me the takeaway was that she was wasn’t sporting clown makeup and a tight hooker dress. At the Time 100 Gala last night, Christina went back to her comfort default look of bleached bottle blonde, red lips, and a burnt orange complexion. Like Pamela Anderson, it must be hard for her to quit that. Baby steps. She does look somewhat sober though and that’s an improvement.

Christina somehow earned a spot on the Time 100 list, and they call her “one of the most talented artists the world has ever seen and heard.” It’s too bad her antics have overshadowed that for years.

I like her black dress somewhat. (Update: Thanks to everyone who pointed out that her dress is Victoria Beckham!) I mean, it’s not amazing or anything but it suits her well and she’s showing off her figure without hanging out all over. That necklace is overkill but it’s gorgeous. I would love to wear that. Still, look at this closeup of her face. How do you put on makeup like this (or get it applied) and not feel self conscious? Granted I understand wearing this type of makeup for a performance, but not for a night out. Ridiculous.

Mia Farrow was there rocking a Sox t-shirt with a black pantsuit. She didn’t get a spot on the Time 100 though. I love her! Her shirt reminds me of Neil Diamond leading a sing-along to Sweet Caroline at Fenway. That story gets me choked up every time.

Getting back to the point, Kaiser covered some of the other notable guests last night, so I’m just going to check out some of the guys. Here’s Frank Ocean looking very fine. He’s one of Time’s 100 most influential people and our photo agency labeled him “guest.” That’s a shame. Damn he looks good in a tux. He’s all of 25 years old so I need to stop thinking about him in that way.

Jimmy Fallon and his lucky wife, Nancy Juvonen. They look like they’re having a blast. I would love to hang out with them.

Ricky Gervais with his partner, who is coincidentally named Jane Fallon. (No relation to Jimmy.) I would rather be married to Jimmy than Ricky. Ricky seems like he could be a real pain in the ass.

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  1. judyjudy says:

    Well hello there, Mr. Ocean….

  2. Marty says:

    Mmmm…love me some Frank Ocean.

  3. Val says:

    Aw I love seeing Jimmy and his wife together!

  4. Hakura says:

    Frank Ocean *swoon* Would love to have me some of that.

    Christina looks better than she has for a long time, but that’s not saying much.

  5. amanda says:

    From the title I was expecting much worse. To me she doesn’t look that bad. It’s not her best look but she has sported worse make up than this.

    • Barbara says:

      It’s such a normal makeup style that MANY (including Taylor Swift) wear, I don’t know why Christina is the only one labeled a clown because of red lipstick and heavy makeup. *rolls eyes*
      She looks absolutely beautiful if you ask me.

      • ya says:

        Ya I agree – it’s standard/classic makeup. The foundation looks a bit too caked on but other than that I like the makeup and her look here.

        I checked out that link to the supposedly more natural look from her last red carpet appearance, and she is wearing just as much makeup there (including fake eyelashes) and an even heavier fake tan!

        And I don’t think her ‘antics’ have overshadowed her talent……. I really don’t know anything about what she’s done lately other than that I know she was in that singing show.

  6. teehee says:

    Her gown is VB S13… and it manages to keep her at least more decent than she would be otherwise. Props to the designer for accomplishing that!

  7. Scott says:

    Looks fantastic! Curvy in a good way. I hope she keeps losing weight. I don’t care if that makes me a tool. She looks the best when she is slim. BTW her makeup was flawless.

  8. Arock says:

    Frank ocean is lovely. Xtina- why? You were really looking better-ish. Maybe it’s an ode to Amanda Barnes (sp).

  9. Diva says:

    I think Christina has been saying for years that her makeup, especially the red lips, is like a “security blanket” for her. (I don’t know the exact quote but that’s the jest of it). She looks nice. She looks like she lost some weight and she looks happy.

  10. Murphy says:

    I’m glad she’s dried out, she was starting to look like her mother.

  11. Cristina says:

    I really like Christina’s look here. She looks the best she did in years. Her dress is Victoria Beckham and she’s rocking it.

  12. Miss Kiki says:

    Frank Ocean continues to make me tingle in funny places.

  13. Dawn says:

    I think Christina looks just fine. I think she is very pretty when she tones down the make up. Love Jimmy Fallon and love Ricky Gervais too. I don’t comment on people not in the “business”.

  14. RHONYC says:

    i’ll take Mia’s look over hers.

    all day. erryday. ;-)

  15. Anmelt says:

    She looks fine for the most part but her red lips need to go. She does not have the best chin and the red lips highlight that part of her face. She has beautiful eyes though.

  16. Yelly says:

    I don’t think she looks bad at all. It’s reminiscient of her Back to Basics look.

  17. Lia says:

    I think Christina looks beautiful, not like a clown at all

  18. Zigggy says:

    She looks good. It’s too much makeup, but that’s how she rolls.

  19. Isa says:

    Christina looks ok, for her. At least the spray tan isn’t so obnoxiously orange as it used to be.

    I don’t understand why so many female celebs like that shade of platinum blonde hair though. It almost never looks good. There’s no shine to it so it just looks lifeless.

  20. Miffy says:

    I don’t get it. Her makeup is fine. The lipstick is the wrong shade of red, a deeper, less orange hue would be better… or better still don’t wear red lipstick at all. It doesn’t do anything for her, but her eye makeup is lovely, IMO.

  21. Pixiestyx says:

    Two of those women have lucite clutches. Is that a thing now?

  22. Sisi says:

    the contouring of her face looks quite natural, for her that is…

    she looks good, I’m glad that we see some more expression on her face.

  23. K-pop says:

    Christina looked great last night and it wasn’t a night out only, she performed at the event too.

  24. yeahright says:

    I think she looks good. Her eyebrows are fantastic.

  25. HotPockets says:

    I like X-tina’s makeup, but I agree with all the other posters, the red lips need to go! I find that most women look better with a natural lip and I always think if you do a dramatic eye, you must do a nude lip or it looks like clown makeup. She looks better than she has in a long time though, but let’s not kid ourselves, X-tina’s style has always been spotty and mostly a miss throughout the years.

  26. kar says:

    i think she looks amazing! her tan isn’t so bad (i don’t know, i’m east asian ethnicity-wise, and i feel like this is nowhere what i usually see on so many chicks)… but her haircolour needs to go!

    as for the makeup, i feel like this is the MAC look… i remember her being a spokesperson for them for ages, and whenever you go there to get your makeup done, this is what you come out looking like. which i don’t mind, because MAC is my go-to..

  27. Considering th clown makeup She usually wears, I say her makeup looks decent.
    So Frank Ocean,,,most influential…. I must confess I do not get it! I do not mean his looks , he is nice looking I guess, but his music…someone explain it to me please!

    • Kim says:

      He is the first male artist to write about being in love with a man in R&B music so that is groundbreaking
      BAD Religion lyrics”I can never make Him love me” Also his songs lyrics are so visual,poetic,complex,dark…OK I am a stan.I love Nostalgia Ultra and ,Channel Orange. I get to see him next week in NOLA @jazz fest :)

  28. Jayna says:

    She’s lost some weight, but I still loved her with her fair skin better than her fake tan. I guess she overtans to compensate for weight gain.

  29. Annette says:

    X-tina looks great. I can’t believe that people think Christina is “fat” yet Gweyneth Paltrow is a “twig”. That makes no sense to me.

  30. TWINK says:

    I don’t see anyting wrong with her makeup, I think she looks beautiful!

  31. whatever says:

    I think this is the best she look in a long time, these pics are her after performance look and which she probaly had more makup on, but there more pics of her befor on the red carpet I suggest some people go look them up on wireimag

  32. daisy says:

    frank oceans second pic looks like a bobblehead doll!

  33. blaize says:

    Wow, I think she looks great, make-up included. I can see that she’s losing weight too. Now if only she’d stop bleaching her hair. I know she probably likes the platinum look because it stands out, but I think a light golden blonde or even her natural honey blonde would look better. Or she could go with red or black hair.

  34. Em says:

    I give Christina Aguilera a lot of credit… yes she wears way too much makeup, but her body is real and her face is real and she can really sing. Although I like the voice better this year with Shakira!

  35. SydneySpy says:

    Christina looks ok.
    Don’t know who/what the Fallons are.
    Don’t know who Frank Ocean is.
    Love Mia. Always.
    Love Ricky G. Always.
    That’s all.