Yes, we know, part of being in Hollywood is looking glamorous, with elaborate makeup and over-the-top hairdos, but some celebrities have realized that less is more.

 

CHRISTINA AGUILERA

Exhibit A! Even though Christina is known for her bold red lips, bright blonde hair, and elaborate performance-worthy clothing, she’s embraced a more natural look that is just as attention-grabbing!

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MILEY CYRUS

Miley went through her wild child phase and dropped some major hits while doing so, but she seems to be over that period of her life. The “new” Miley is fresh-faced, which puts the focus back on her vocal talent.

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KIM KARDASHIAN

Before Kanye was in her life, Kim was over the top. Kanye famously gave her a makeunder and turned her into a fashion icon.

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JENNIFER LOPEZ

J Lo sometimes she goes for bold look and other times she opts for a more natural glow. She knows exactly when the situation calls for a more toned down aesthetic.

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PAMELA ANDERSON

The Baywatch star is known for her bleach blonde hair, fake tanner, and plump lips since she first appeared in that famous red bikini. But recently, the 49-year-old softened the blonde in her hair and has been wearing super simple makeup. Honestly, it makes her look years younger!

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GWEN STEFANI

Back in her No Doubt days, bright blue hair, notice-me eyeshadow, and face bedazzling all played a role in the lead singer’s look. But, eventually, she realized that platinum blonde hair and either a nude, pink, or red lip worked best.

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DREW BARRYMORE

Metallic eyes and berry-bright lips were a mainstay ever since the ‘90s, but the warmer, more neutral tones that she wears now are to die for.

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KALEY CUOCO

Kaley has never really gone too over-the-top with her makeup. She doesn’t need rimmed liner and dark lips to look A+.

8KATIE HOLMES

Back when she was Tom Cruise, Katie was seen with red-orange makeup, but as she boldly stepped into the single mom life, with a new relationship with Jamie Foxx, she went back to the more natural look we all loved in her Dawson’s Creek days.

9KATY PERRY

We appreciate how drop-dead gorgeous Katy Perry looks when she’s not hiding behind a pinwheel of color.

10LADY GAGA

Lady Gaga has always had a bold look… Metallic lips, metallic brows, and some serious liner art, all at once! But she’s also stripped it all down to just a hint of mascara and maybe some lip gloss.

11NICKI MINAJ

When Nicki first started her career, she was known for her out-there look. As soon as she tried barely-there makeup, she realized that a more understated look is just as flawless.

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