Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera is beautiful — and nearly unrecognizable — on the new cover· of Paper magazine.

The usually glam singer went makeup· free· for the magazine’s “Transformation 2018 ” issue. Aguilera told Paper that she’s at a point in her career where she desires to “strip it all back. ”

“I’ve always been somebofy· that obviously loves to experiment, loves theatrics, loves to create· a story and play· a character· during a video or through a stage, ” she said. “I’m an artist, that’s who I am by nature. However I’m at the place, even musically, where it is a relieving feeling to be· able to strip· it all back and appreciate· who you’re and your raw· beauty.”
But she’s not giving up the lashes and bright· lips entirely.

“I mean, I’m a girl· that likes a beat· face, ” she added. “Let’s not get· it ravelled. ”
Aguilera’s best beauty· tip?
“Be fearless· in breaking new limit and don’t be· afraid to go· against the grain· of criticism· on the way,” she said. “There’s always gonna be· those trolls out there or people· that have· their own definition and ideals of beauty.”