Christina Aguilera ditched the bright orange spray tan and clown makeup: cute?

These are some new photos of Christina Aguilera at a screening of Season 4 of “The Voice” last night. It premieres on March 25, and since it’s a hit for NBC they’re really cramming them back to back. The last season just ended in December, but somehow it feels sooner than that. That must be due to all the promotion I’ve been seeing for this season. Aguilera was a judge for the first three seasons, but both she and fellow judge Cee Lo Green have left, they’ve been replaced by Usher and Shakira. (Whenever I think of her I get “Hips Don’t Lie” stuck in my head. Probably because it’s in one of the spin videos I do.) Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are still on the judging panel for their fourth season.

It’s unknown why Aguilera is no longer on The Voice, but she did regularly clash with fellow judge Adam Levine, and she was rumored to be a diva. So that’s why it’s nice to see her at the premiere for season 4. I don’t think she was contractually obligated to show up, it’s not like she’s on this season, but she did and she really put her game face on!

This is such an improvement for Christina, whom we regularly see looking wasted with day-glo fake bake and caked-on makeup. For comparison, this is how she looked the last time we saw her at an event, in October of last year.

See, she looks awesome now. She’s still fake baking but it’s not as dark. She wore a really cute, flattering dress, which Just Jared identifies as Parker with a Versace belt. The back of the dress is white, you can see it in the photo below. For her makeup she went with a neutral lip, cheek and eye, and she looks quite sober. It also looks as if she’s lost weight. This makes me wonder if she ditched that guy who served as her enabler, Matt Rutler, but I did find photos of them together just a month ago. Whatever is going on in Christina’s life, she should keep it up. Even if it only involved hiring a new makeup artist. I would love to see her get rid of that brassy blonde hair and go with a more nuanced color, but baby steps. This is a big difference!

Also there we have Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, looking coupled up.

Usher, who is hot to me when I don’t pay too much attention to his fashion. Those shiny red boots are atrocious! Also, I like him better with shorter hair.

And Yvette Nicole Brown! Just because I love her. Shakira wasn’t there, boo.

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  1. Ellie66 says:

    Wow scrapping off all the layers of fake tanning stuff and the spackle she uses for make-up she looks way way better! Yvette Nicole Brown looks better than all of them! Love her!

  2. lori says:

    I thought Xtina’s reason for leaving was to promote her new record?

    • Celebitchy says:

      That was her “official” reason.

    • Jennie says:

      Whatever the reason was I think it’s good move to take a break from The Voice. Two seasons a year it’s just too much. BTW she has now some song in top 20 so I give her free pass.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I think it was just to focus on music, perhaps record a new record.

      I think she looks soooooooo much better with the light make up! She looks really cute here!

  3. Nemesis says:

    Much better!

  4. Jenny says:

    She looks so much better! I don’t think she needs to get skinny again if she keeps dressing this way. That dress is so flattering. She is giving me old Genie in a Bottle vibes.

    Usher’s shoes are so Justin Bieber. Yuck!

    • Rachel says:

      Isn’t Usher responsible for subjecting us all to Justin Bieber…??? I’m pretty sure I’m remembering that correctly. That’s why I can’t really like him.

      • Sarcasmo says:

        I don’t like him for several reasons, but Bieby, his arrogance, and how he treated his ex-wife after the death of her eldest child are probably the top three.

      • thebutlerdidit says:

        The Biebs was coming to the world whether Usher signed him, or not. Justin Timberlake was also in the bidding war game. That would have been a whole lot different Biebs, I’m thinking!

  5. TheOriginalKitten says:

    She looks SO much better with less makeup-it’s unreal. She’s a pretty girl but the layers of clown face ruin all her natural beauty.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      When she would wear too much make-up, it actually made me feel a bad for her. It seemed like she wasn’t confident enough in her own beauty to let it show through. That is a huge assumption on my part, but that is always what popped into my head.

      She looks beautiful AND happy here. The smile appears very genuine. Good to see.

  6. Sarah says:

    Both CeeLo and Christina have said they will be back for Season 5 in the fall. Went The Voice decided to do back to back seasons (fall and spring) CeeLo and Christina took leaves of absences to “work on personal projects” CeeLo has the Vegas show and who knows what Xtina is trying to pretend she’s busy with. I know a lot of people here hate on Xtina and want to think she got booted, but I really think they will both be back in the Fall.

  7. Joanna says:

    she looks great!! it’s a miracle, she toned down the makeup!

    • Arock says:

      I don’t think it’s toned down as much as better placed and applied. She still looks like she should be working part time at a 5-7-9 somewhere.

  8. Abby says:

    Ever since Burlesque, when Christina went fresh faced on camera, I’ve thought she looked like Julianne Hough. Hough was also in that movie, but she was a brunette–otherwise they would have looked exactly alike. To me anyway.

    This is the best Christina has looked in years. Since that movie came out.

  9. Quinn Parker says:

    Meh. Better, but still bad. Sorry.

  10. Erinn says:

    I’m just picturing Yvette looking at Christina, noticing how much better and going full Shirley “Thats nice!”

    But in all seriousness, it’s amazing how much better she looks just by lessening the tan. She’s still tan, but she doesn’t look like she rolled in doritos now.

  11. Eleonor says:

    Much better! She looks younger without the clown makeup.

  12. Bird says:

    She looks so much better! Still needs to exercise a bit, though.

  13. joy says:

    She looks beautiful! I’ve always loved her.

  14. Jennie says:

    Light, bright makeup works for her. I must say that she still looks very youthful and she has really good skin. I hope that some day she will follow Victoria Beckham’s steps and get rid off fake tan.

  15. Katie Too says:

    She looks so much better. She did look like an overstuffed sausage in too tight casing: now, I have no issue with her weight. Good for her for showing her support for the show.

    If she keeps this up we’ll be forced to gossip about the fillers in her face.

  16. NorthernLala says:

    Thankgod!Her makeup and style choices always drive me nuts. You have someone to do your makeup and you end up looking cheap. She looks a million times better then she ever did! But ya, the hair has to go. Something more natural please!

  17. The Original G says:

    Awesome. GO girl.

  18. Nicolette says:

    She looks better but that first pic is a Courtney Stodden type expression.

  19. Shauna says:

    I’ve always thought she was beautiful, but less orange+natural makeup+boobs inside the dress = gorgeous.

  20. Diva says:

    I love Christina. Hope she can get another album out soon (since she didn’t do much promotion for Lotus). Lotus wasn’t horrible but she’s capable of better.

  21. Kim says:

    Blake and Adam recorded songs for her album They are friends.She and Adam argue like siblings,no biggie.Usher is only doing one season

  22. Yelly says:

    I’ve always loved Christina, I say good for her for always playing with her look. Too bad she hasn’t had a hit since that Back to Basics record. Usher will forever be adorb. I don’t get the sex appeal though, I just always want to pinch his cheeks.

  23. Reece says:

    Nah it’s a better look butt it’s still pancaked on. The dress is cute too.

    Usher released Justin Bieber on the world. He’s in Forever Jail!

  24. Zigggy says:

    Much better!

  25. music says:

    I agree, Lotus is great for katy perry or rihanna , but for christina I was expecting something more rnb/adultcomteamp but unlike bonic lotus has few songs that can be hits she gave on on the album to quick

  26. Stephanie says:

    She is such a beautiful woman! Love to see her fresh faced.

  27. khaveman says:

    Wow! She stripped 15 years off her look by ditching the makeup. Great new look.

  28. bluhare says:

    I just clicked on to say I thought that was Michael Lohan’s gf, Kate Major.

  29. Gemini08 says:

    When she takes off the insane layers of makeup we get reminded of what a cutie she actually is. She looks years younger without all the sturm und drang,

  30. ViktoryGin says:

    Now she looks like she can get a job some place besides the Bunny Ranch. Much Improved.

  31. Mew says:

    Mmmmm, no. No she didn’t ditch the color orange. Just check the front page with pictures of different stories and you see that she’s orange while other people are normal color.

    Good thing though that she’s finally given up the worst of her clown act. I guess she doesn’t want to be like Nicki Minaj.

  32. skuddles says:

    Good for her, she’s moving in the right direction. Now she needs to tackle the drab, damaged, white straw hair.

  33. apsutter says:

    She looks cute but I never get my hopes up when it comes to X-tina. Just when she shows up somewhere with light make-up looking great she goes right back to the day-glo makeup and horrible tan. She NEEDS to change her hair color.

  34. Seagulls says:

    Yvette Nicole Brown! Yay!

    Xtina looks much improved.

  35. bjd says:

    She “ditched the spray tan”??? Seriously!?! Where!?! She’s STILL ORANGE! Uck.

    I just wish she would look natural and pretty like she used to….minimal make-up and natural hair. She’s bleached it so much now that it must be falling out in clumps! Sad.

    And what’s with all the “face-plumping,” too!?!

    She just always looks “cheap” to me. Kind of a Pam Anderson in the making. And that’s NOT a compliment.

    And she’s such a pretty young woman without all the crap she uses. Save your money, honey! It ain’t helping!

  36. Gossip Garl says:

    havent looked this sober in@ while…keep it up Xtina..

  37. Jade says:

    She’s still orange. She’s looking better cos she looked like hell previously. She has talent why is her image looking cheap? She has made enough money, I think she should go away for a year, spend more time with her son and family, meditate, get away from booze, grow her natural hair and just rejuvenate herself. Music wise she can come back and do a Pink or Kelly Clarkson or maybe back to basic r n b. Or she can be a mentor and do behind the scenes producing.

  38. K-rock says:

    Much much better! Still a ways to go but the non-orange and non caked on makeup is so much better!

  39. serena says:

    Dear god, thanks. I couldn’t even look at her after the last awful time.. She looks so cute when she keep it simple -and smile- sigh

  40. dcypher1 says:

    She looks like she lost a lil bit of weight. She dosent look as large as she use to look. And the makeup is a big improvment. I cant believe im gonna say this but she looks good. Now if we can change her personality I would actually like her.

  41. valleymiss says:

    Christina has such a gorgeous voice (when she doesn’t oversing lol). She really deserves a comeback. She has a better voice than Britney, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Beyawnce, and so on.

    Image/stylewise, the weight loss looks great on her. But she’s still fake tanned (except her face which seems like it’s caked with light foundation). I would love to see her hair light brown (or at least darker blond) and for her to embrace her pale skin. The toned makeup looks really nice, too. I hope Christina dries out, stays out of the club, and works on being a singing legend like her heroes Etta and Aretha. She’s got the chops, but her image and partying overshadow her talent.

  42. lucy2 says:

    Awesome might be a stretch, but she does look so much better. I still want her to get a good haircut and proper stylist. She’s such a pretty girl, I don’t know why she hides it under all the mess.

  43. Aqua says:

    I actually like Christina on The Voice.She gives good constructive criticism.I enjoy the banter that goes back and forth between the judges.It’s no secret that some of these talent shows can revive ones career.Good on her for showing up at the screening,she looks great.

  44. blaize says:

    The first time I noticed that she’s lost a little bit of weight was in photos from her video with Pitbull. I guess once you see the media obsessing over a particular person’s weight, you really notice every ten pounds they gain or lose. And it’s good to see her sober and less orange. Go Xtina!

  45. Lexi says:

    She looks way better, and her dress is very cute

  46. ??? says:

    Xtina is still wearing too much makeup, but she looks much better than she did before.

    She has a unique prettiness that would be more apparent if she weren’t so busy emulating Snooki. I’m with everyone who wishes she’d embrace an even more natural look, but it’s likely just wishful thinking.