How bad is LeAnn Rimes’ makeup, on a scale of ‘dear God’ to ‘yikes’?

Dare to Bare! Leann Rimes sports a Completely See Through mesh outfit at The Abby

LeAnn Rimes performed at The Abbey in West Hollywood last night, and she happily posed for photos outside the venue, which you can see here. CB actually alerted me to these pics because LeAnn’s makeup is such a tragedy. I tend to believe that “stage makeup” usually looks heavy-handed and clownish in candid photos, and maybe LeAnn’s makeup looked better on stage. But I don’t see how – it’s the combination of too-dark eye makeup and nude lips. It makes her look rather ghoulish, right? The makeup makes me understand why she tends to prefer a more natural look normally.

LeAnn also performed in what amounts to a see-through blouse. What is going on with her? She can go silent for months, not stirring up any controversy, and then suddenly she turns up at this venue in a breezy little blouse and no pants and suddenly I’m like “okay, there’s something going on with her.” This is what she tweeted a few days ago:

“…My man back home to LovE on…” Hm. Huh. I had to look it up – Eddie’s new gig is a role on the show Take Two, where he plays a private investigator (I’ve seen the ads for it). Apparently, he’s been filming the show in Vancouver… with Rachel Bilson, whom LeAnn has been Single-White-Female-ing for months. My guess is that the “back home to LovE on” means that he comes home to LA on the weekends? Oh, that’s interesting. When Eddie is off, on location, I wonder what he’s up to in his downtime. Maybe that’s why LeAnn seems a tad “extra” in these photos.

Dare to Bare! Leann Rimes sports a Completely See Through mesh outfit at The Abby

Dare to Bare! Leann Rimes sports a Completely See Through mesh outfit at The Abby

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  1. Kitty says:

    She looks scary…plus, put some pants on

    • Raina says:

      She looks like a person who lost touch with reality wondering around a hospital picking up diffrent colored sharpies and applying them as she’s walking around singing I feel Pretty in a baby doll voice. I know what happened to Baby Jane now…she stopped by the mortuary to have her makeup applied.
      Since she straight up copies/single white females Brandi, maybe she bumped into Glanville when she had the flu.

    • Jan90067(aka imqrious2) says:

      Wonder “Whatever happened to Baby Jane?”? Well, here she is folk! Safe and …sound….?

      Sorry, but this pic looks like it can be the cover of the next Stephen King novel.

    • Spicecake38 says:

      As if I wasn’t traumatized enough by the makeup and see through blouse-dress,my blood ran cold at the horror of those shoes 😰(And I think they match her lipstick like,intentionally)

      • Raina says:

        I know how mean this all sounds but dear GOD shouldn’t she know?? It’s like she went to sleep at a sorority house and woke up to a prank.

    • Sophia's side eye says:

      Leanne is looking casket sharp! 😷

    • wood dragon says:

      For a freakish instant I thought of Jan Michael Vincent.

  2. Erinn says:

    That lipstick shade doesn’t look good on many people. You really have to have the right undertones to pull that off.

    • LaraK says:

      I think it would look ok on her without the sh*t show on her eye area.
      Switch her foundation to a light B.B. cream, no eye makeup except eyeliner, and that lipstick, and she would just look natural and kinda relaxed.
      This is just unacceptable on any level.

    • detritus says:

      Agreed. Eddie must have told her he likes a lighter lip or something, and this doesn’t work. Not sure what colour would work betters with Lees undertones of manic desperation though.

      • Jess says:


      • Lady D says:

        Either Rachel Bilson or someone else on that set wears that colour of lipstick, I’d bet my paycheck. This woman can’t not SWF anyone he gets close to, or mentions, or looks at, or has the misfortune to be female and cross his path while with her.

    • MeeMow says:

      I agree that the shade of lipstick is off – too orange to be a nude lip on her.

      It’s also the shape of her brows, right? This is very clown shaped instead of a flattering arch.

      And did she get new veneers on her teeth?

      • Christin says:

        The brows are giving me Joan Crawford circa 1950s vibes.

        If someone has told her to play up her brows like this, they aren’t doing her any favors. It’s both aging on her and really makes her face look out of whack.

      • Alarmjaguar says:

        I mean a 1950s vibe would explain those horrific fluffy slipper shoes….

      • Christin says:

        It looks like a 1950s/early 1960s catalog photo shoot gone wrong.

      • Obvious is Obvious says:

        I’m glad someone mentioned her giant horse teeth. It looks like she can’t close her mouth!

  3. Elva says:

    She looks like she got cornered by a Younique representative.

  4. Jenns says:

    She looks like a Fembot from Austin Powers.

    • Va Va Kaboom says:

      More specifically sh looks like Alec Baldwin dressed as Fembot. It’s creeping me out.

  5. jferber says:

    It’s a new look, and aside from the wrong shade of lipstick, I like it. It’s good to change it up.

  6. grabbyhands says:

    It’s like she sewed someone else’s face over her face. Yikes.

    And also, she seems to have forgotten half her outfit.

  7. Danielle says:

    That lipstick isn’t nude, it’s peach. Yikes! And the outfit?!?

  8. Becks1 says:

    Nothing about that look is good.

  9. Babs says:

    That header picture got me. I never read/comment on LeAnn because I hardly know her outside of her crazy private life but I’m not disappointed here. I wasn’t expecting that dreadful outfit on top of the ghoulish make-up. That is…consistent.

  10. Jess says:

    Her make up looks awful but she also looks batshit crazy in that outfit, good lord, and what’s up with her teeth?! Looks like dentures about to come out or something.

    I saw a funny picture of her floating around last week, she’s with Kermit the frog and she posted a very filtered one to her Instagram but on his account it’s the original and holy crap does she look bad. I thought she had decent skin all this time but turns out she filters the shit out of herself, lol.

    • Honest B says:

      I was going to say you were a bit harsh with how her skin looks like on the Kermit page. Then I found out she’s 35? (Or so she says)

      • Jess says:

        You’re probably right on the harshness, but I think I was just shocked at the difference. Even though I can’t stsnd her I always thought her skin was gorgeous and she even said not long ago she doesn’t have wrinkles, which is clearly not true! There’s nothing wrong with wrinkles at her age, and I have them for sure at 37!

    • Samigirl says:

      While her skin is most likely dry from all the tanning, it’s the makeup that’s the issue. She needs to exfoliate, moisturize, and then figure out a new primer or foundation. The ones she’s got on in that picture clearly aren’t compatible. The light crows feet and forehead wrinkles are acceptable (and I’ll even say refreshing – I’m glad she’s not used fillers and overly botoxed) for a 30something.

      • mk says:

        Yeah – it’s full coverage foundation caking into whatever lines/pores she has. I’m also in my mid-thirties, and there is no way I’d use that stuff now.

        Otherwise looks like she has good skin – it’s really her best feature.

    • Marcy says:

      The sad thing is with no make up on she doesn’t have bad skin at all. She’s been doing instagram stories showing her makeup getting professionally applied, for both last night’s look and the American Idol gig. She is paying someone to make her look this way!! The cracks, bumps and lines in the photo with Kermit was layer upon layer of caked on makeup that wasn’t properly applied or formulated for her skin type.

  11. Anonymouse says:

    Perhaps she applied it with her feet? Or maybe the kids had a special school project?

  12. Plaidsheets says:

    I can see the look she is going for. Kinda. Especially with the heels. It’s just that she comes no where close to pulling it off.

    • WingKingdom says:

      Yeah, it’s like a poor imitation of a Lady Gaga outfit. It’s fun to try out new looks, but this just didn’t work on any level.

    • Wren says:

      She’s pretty clearly going for “boudoir sexy” with a hint of retro, but it’s………….. not a good look. Poorly executed hair and make-up and an outfit that *should* in theory be sexy but somehow just isn’t. On paper, lacy lingerie under a sheer pajama-like blouse, heels with a fluff of fur, and a smokey eye is sexy. The way she’s put it together it comes off as just strange.

      • Aurelia says:

        Apart from the tragic make up can we talk about how vulgar her undies are. They are lace so you can prolly see her genitalia through them. Talk about ultra NASTY.

  13. minx says:

    Oh dear.

  14. Naptime says:

    What’s going on with the upper cheek and under eye area?? That weird purplish hue makes her look like a zombie. It looks intentional too because she also has peach blush on just below. Maybe they were going for a walking dead effect??

    • goofpuff says:

      the eye makeup is really bad. it was like she tried to put it on with no mirror.

    • Baby Got Back Fat says:

      What is going on with her earlobes? They look like Silly Putty, esp contrasted w her purple cheeks

  15. RBC says:

    Surprised she has not rented a home in Vancouver to keep an eye on Eddie. Something is going on with her and Eddie…..

  16. Beth says:

    When will the sheer clothing end? Her makeup and dress are hideous. She’s an unattractive person, and that color lipstick looks bad on everyone, even gorgeous women. Ugh. Granny panties and fuzzy, strappy heels make me cringe

  17. smcollins says:

    What the…?! Wow. All that keeps running through my head is the tv show in The Lego Movie (“Honey, where are my paaaaaaants?”). I give this whole look a big “Yikes!”

  18. Wellsie says:

    Oh dear. IMO this looks like something more than just bad make-up and questionable clothing to me… Her parents did her wrong when they pushed her into the spotlight so young.

  19. Honest B says:

    The makeup is bad but I’m more concerned about the no pants dance.

  20. Carrie1 says:

    I’ve been behind on news with these people. Having enjoyed most of Rachel Bilson’s work and seeing her in lots of things, dare I say Le is trying to look like her in this pic! Except the lack of pants… that’s just weird.

    I didn’t know she was SWFing Rachel but now I totes believe it and see it. Good luck to her with that … wonder what’s up with Eddie… that guy can’t stay faithful to save his life.

    • Aurelia says:

      Poor Rachel Bilson, her career must be tanking. Now she is acting with Eddie Cibrian.

  21. Snowflake says:

    Is it just or does her face look different?

    • Rachel in August says:

      I thought so too … she’s had some work done in addition to the horrific make-up situation. I didn’t even recognize her at first, yikes. YIKES.

      • brutalethyl says:

        Same here. I wonder if the horrible make-up was to throw off the fact that her entire face has changed.

    • Sigh... says:

      Like I said in a previous GaGa post: if the name wasn’t in the header, I wouldn’t have recognized her right away (on a Mariah’s “I don’t know her” level). The HEAVY make up might be proving to be more of an indicator than distractor to some “work (like Kim K and her stark hair/wig color changes).”

    • jwoolman says:

      Are we sure that’s her? She looks nothing like the woman we’ve seen before here.

  22. K-Peace says:

    Holy sh*t, she look batsh*t crazy. Hahaha!

  23. EMc says:

    Her eyebrows are way too dark.. I can almost look past the eye makeup, but the eyebrows and the lipstick are terrible. Poor LeAnn.

    • Beth says:

      Her eyebrows are bad. There seems to be an epidemic of nightmare eyebrows on so many people lately. Yikes ! That terrible peach lipstick should never have been made

      • Msmlnp says:

        I’m pretty sure those are dermaplaned brows….IMO those are Easily and very often “overdone”.

  24. Deanne says:

    She looks like someone who dressed themselves while drunk or mid-breakdown. Weird dirty looking hair, make-up that was applied in a rush, without a proper mirror, or in a dark room, a hideous negligee ensemble and ridiculous looking slippers/shoes. I’m sorry, but this is just plain sad. Her use of the word LovE and history of being a SWF lunatic prevents me from feeling any pity for her though. She almost looks like she’s been crying and had to quickly get ready and the result was this debacle.

    • Jess says:

      Yeah that “LovE” thing is really childish, not something a mature grown woman would do, it’s embarrassing.

  25. HK9 says:

    I’ll get to her makeup after I digest what she’s wearing….what the hell is that?? Her makeup is as bad as the outfit which makes it really, really, really bad. Wow.

    • boredblond says:

      See thru top and fuzzy top something from a 50s playboy mag..and the makeup is just bizarre

  26. Mamasan says:

    Joan Crawford had a rough night.😂

  27. Sway says:

    LeAnn has wonderful skin and beautifully colored eyes, and she looks best with none to very little makeup on, but she ALWAYS goes for the caked-on look. She should know by now that smokey eyes will never work for her because of the shape of her eye area. The lipstick just looks disgusting. The color of… puss? Come on!
    Her fashion choices, as per usual, are awful.

    • Christin says:

      My guess is that “less is more” with makeup in her case. She looked fresh and cute just a few years ago (before Mr. C/starvation/etc.).

      I don’t want to sound mean, but in some recent photos her face appears more masculine. Not sure if that is heavy contouring?

      • mk says:

        Yeah – she’s already got a strong facial structure….. contouring does her no favours.

        It’s another example of that heavy-Instagram makeup look that so many people are trying nowadays….. it really does not work on LR.

  28. Ms says:

    Everything about this is a mess. She has hooded eyes and the eye makeup is terrible on her. The lipstick color looks awful. The outfit makes her look short and stumpy because the underwear and bra, which for some reason she thought you should see, don’t fit her well. The shirt is heinous and she forgot her pants. The shoes look like something cheesy you would buy Frederick’s of Hollywood. And her hair, while it looks nice, doesn’t match anything else going on in these photos.

  29. Nancy says:

    Sarah Jessica Parker’s little sister got in her makeup bag again. Twins

  30. Sherry says:

    There’s so much going on with this whole look – if you can call it that – I don’t know where to start. It’s like she’s channeling “Valley of the Dolls” but forgot to put her pajama bottoms on. And the makeup is wrong on so many levels.

  31. ocjulia says:


  32. Pamela says:

    Hello, Baby Jane Hudson.

  33. Melanie Coombs says:

    Wow. That is the worst she has ever looked. The lipstick is probably the worst part and I have no comment on the outfit. I don’t usually comment on appearance, but this entire look compelled me to.

    • WingKingdom says:

      I don’t think it’s wrong to comment on aspects of people’s looks that they have control over/can change easily- makeup can be washed off, clothes can be changed. So we can critique those. Maybe she is reading this right now, and we are being helpful 😂

  34. Chaine says:

    This looks like a budget wax museum figure of LeeAnn Rimes.

  35. Emily says:

    I think she almost looks okay, but something went wrong with the eyebrows. I know super-dark brows are a look, but (and maybe it’s combined with too-dark eyeshadow) the inner corners seem to come down too far? That’s what’s throwing it off for me.

  36. Philo says:

    There is a direction there that I think could look good – not sure what it is – the strong brow? Definitely not the lips. But it all seems to have veered off track pretty quickly.

    • Philo says:

      I figured what it is that I like about it – though it’s a mess overall – there is something about it that makes her look like Robin Wright. And I love Robin’s face.

  37. Ladykeller says:

    Has Rachel Bilsonbposted photos of herself wearing dirty looking make up recently?

  38. Giddy says:

    Channeling my great aunt…That Rimes girl might be kind of pretty if she didn’t wear such awful makeup and look so cheap. BLESS HER HEART!

  39. Layla Beans says:

    If Eddie’s show takes off and he’s steadily employed and rebuilding, do you think he will pull the ripcord on this mess?

    • brutalethyl says:

      Eddie will never be steadily employed. The only reason he got with Leann was so he wouldn’t have to remain steadily employed.

      • marymoon says:

        Ed has learned the hard way that his free ride has a high cost. Maybe work seems like less work, now.

    • Christin says:

      If he can afford a few toys and his preferred zip code on his own, possibly so.

      Wonder if he’s asked his mommy (his checkbook keeper, per Brandi) if he can? 😂

  40. Bettyrose says:

    How is no one commenting on what a lucky girl Rachel Bilson is to have a shot at Eddie and his own personal circus?

  41. mtam says:

    Based on the (awful) outfit and the bit of wave to the hair, it looks like she tried to do a 60s make-up; dark statement eye, nude lip. But obvs failed miserably with all those components.

  42. Thnuggaboo says:

    My dad would’ve called that “Raccoon in a Snowstorm” make-up….

  43. Victoria says:

    Did she get new teeth?

  44. Liz version 700 says:

    I work at a law firm and an intern showed up to work on the first day in a dress that looked almost identical to this outfit. As I got into the elevator I heard one of the other employees ask, did that young woman forget to wear pants with her shirt? I am hearing that in my head as I look at that outfit. It wasn’t a good look for either person.

    • bettyrose says:

      Liz – GAH! I weep for that girl’s career potential if no one teaches her the importance of remembering your pants.

  45. WhatThe says:

    Gotta say she looks like a corpse. And what is up with the granny underwear under a sheer blouse? Someone is out to get her, telling her this would be an edgy look, then laughing at the pictures.

  46. Green_eyes says:

    Just wow.. I guess she must not own a mirror?

  47. brutalethyl says:

    Leann went right past yikes to holy shit! She looks like she ran smack into Sarah Jessica Parker – bad hair, too-dark eyes, ugly outfit and all. Maybe SJP should look into asking Leann to be in her imaginary SATC 3.

  48. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I’m lmao with the plastered hair on top. And secured with a hair clip to make sure it stays that way.

  49. ichooseme says:

    I actually saw her at the Vancouver airport about a month ago so she’s clearly visiting her MAN while he films.

  50. magnoliarose says:

    La Cage Aux Nope. Her whole get up looks like she belongs in a day cruise talent show created by the passengers. You know one of the ones that docks in bizarre locales and has a couple of broke down slot machines.
    This is a still from a made for TV movie about the Tenderloin district in 78.

  51. HeyThere! says:

    Holy eyebrows!!!! I didn’t even read the comments yet but nope, nope, nope. She needs a friend to tell her what’s up. Everyone needs that friend. Don’t surround yourself with ‘yes’ people.

  52. Dr_Snark says:

    I think I got an identical color palette from a salesperson at Sephora. In some lights it looked good, and in others, it looked like this photo. Unfortunately, it took me a while to realize. Just like LeeAnn.

  53. SJF says:

    All about the brows. If they were so Joan Crawford-on-acid, the look might’ve worked. Or at least not been so ghoulish.

  54. Tashiro says:

    In my opinion her outfit should not be worn in public. She looks like she just got out of bed and answered the door. I hate this wearing lingerie in the street look. Her make-up makes looks very strange. I would not have known it was her.

  55. hogtowngooner says:

    Is it possible that this is stage makeup? Don’t performers have to lay it on thick because the lights are so hot and not enough makeup can look washed out?

  56. Amaria says:

    I’ve seen all the LeAnn stories over the yrs and at this point I feel sort of sorry for her. She has a good voice, seems talented and all of that went nowhere. The sad life she lives is of her own making, but there has to be a lot of inner pain or loss of self-respect to turn into this Single White Female-ing trainwreck.

    • mk says:

      Yeah… I just searched for her on youtube after reading this post & comments, and found a clip of her performing from a couple of weeks ago…

      She starts off the clip by rambling on about something to do with being a stepmother, and her outfit is absolutely horrible, but then when she starts to sing – she does have an amazing talent. It’s too bad that she can’t seem to hold it together otherwise.

      • Aurelia says:

        OMG, I just watched that sad youtube clip. She looked totally wasted / drunk. Shame her voice is wonderful. Needs to give up the ciggs and booze. Yes, she is very insecure about being only a step mother. Wonder how she afforded to pay Elton John the royalties though for performing hios song rocketman in a publc space?

  57. noway says:

    I’m going with Dear God oh Yikes!!!!!!

    Even if it’s stage makeup it’s bad, and the lingerie should be for private use. Did anyone catch the shoes?

  58. why? says:

    Leann must have caught Eddie looking at those see-trough photos of Kendall Jenner or stalked photos of Rachel Bilson wearing see-through outfits.

  59. Tessy says:

    She was on ambien when she did that.

    Seriously, it looks like she had some really bad “work” done under that tragic makeup job.

  60. Sarah says:

    She clearly pissed off her makeup artist! 😳

  61. saltandpepper says:

    Forget about the make-up, what is she wearing? Or not.

  62. Loves Gossip says:

    OMG! Leann looks like she’s attending a Halloween party dressed as Baby Jane from Whatever happened to Baby Jane. Also, what happened to her face and teeth?

  63. MerrymerrymonthofMay says:

    I’ve seen better makeup on a corpse

  64. holly hobby says:

    This is a big fat NO from me. I liked her better when she was with Dean and he styled her (yep he did).

  65. CamoTime says:

    That right there is instagram makeup in real life LOL

  66. nikki says:

    Woah. That entire makeup look is for a totally different skin tone than hers. Wow. My eyes!

  67. I live in a diverse community where pretty much anything goes fashion-wise and there is no judgement. However, this look? Pretty sure heads would turn for all the wrong reasons unless she was seen fleeing a burning building at 3:00am.

  68. Boredofthewedding says:

    Ive missed LeAnn and her straight-up, bonkers behaviour. But sheesh she’s veering into new territory with this crazy look. You really need a doll face (Big eyes, cupids bow lips) to make this look a success and LeAnn, to put it kindly, is very unfortunately horsey looking.

    And what’s with ‘get my LovE on’…CRINGEING massively. Its like she wants us to think her and Edna are so hot for each other they are going at it hammer+tongs three times a day when we all know their chemistry is lukewarm at best.

    Poor poor LeAnn. The crazy thing is…if she just relaxed and did her thing (singing) kept her look natural and fresh and dialled down the SWF thing shed probably get her career back. Kind of like John Travolta did after years of being C list.

  69. Sera says:

    I want to comment on the whole look but it’s like running up to a forest fire with a cup of water – I don’t know where to even start

  70. MJMeow says:

    Good Gawd.

    She looks like Magda from There’s Something About Mary. Maybe she’s going to a costume party?

  71. Tessy says:

    I now think the makeup has to do with the lighting for her show. I have a program on my computer called “flux”, which gradually takes all the blue tones out during the evening so that your eyes get tired and you can go to sleep better. I just looked at the photo again under pretty much sepia lighting, and she looks way better. Even the stupid see through shirt looks better. Go figure.

    • jwoolman says:

      I just turned on Night Shift on my phone, which does the same thing as Flux on my computer (takes out the blue), and you’re right – she looks much better minus the blue. But she still doesn’t look anything like herself.

  72. Deedee says:

    Sorry Joan Rivers isn’t around to see this.

  73. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    Her outfit reminds me of the recurring dreams I have where I’m at high school and I’m practically naked. I’m never wearing granny panties in my nightmares though.

    LeeAnn(e)? never was a pretty or cute girl, but she was talented. Let’s hope she’s hung on to that at least.

  74. sillyone73 says:

    First thing I thought of in the header pic was the movie White Chicks.

  75. Jane says:

    Leanne did this for one reason, and one reason only: to get people talking about her-good or bad.

  76. Kelly says:

    She looks like brad Pitt in drag.

  77. emma peel says:

    Sharpie eyebrows that are too dark for her hair color, and unflattering coral lipstick. She actually looks a bit like SJP here.

  78. aerohead21 says:

    Is it old that her Twitter has Cibrian on it? Idk…and I can’t recall who, but I feel like the lingerie look with this hair and makeup and the stupid slide shoes is an homage to another artist. Or theft. I just recall someone else doing this exactly. Clearly it’s to get attention and it’s NOT from her country roots. They’ve sexied it up quite a bit since the days she started singing a couple of decades ago, but not THAT much. Maybe a leather crop top or something. Not lingerie.

  79. Christina says:

    I have laughed at her so many times because – let’s be honest – she is entertaining in her crazyness, but I am really sad about her not using her amazing voice. She could still be on top of the country-music world and have great albums and sold-out tours. What and when did it all go so wrong?

  80. Mike says:

    Gosh, Joan Crawford hasn’t aged very well has she?

  81. DontWannaKnow says:

    No. No, no, no, no….NO. 🤦🏻‍♀️