Last night’s American Music Awards coincided with the 25th anniversary of Whitney Houston’s 1992 film, ‘The Bodyguard’.
Yet it wasn’t merely her moving rendition which captured the audience’s attention but the singer’s new aesthetic.
Back in the noughties, Aguilera was famed for her ’90s braids, nose piercing and barely-there outfits.
While in recent years, the singer has developed a signature look of staple red lipstick coupled with peroxide locks.
But last night, she surprised the audience with a brave fresh-faced look.
The 36-year-old sported minimal make-up with wet-look hair on stage. And the singer teamed the look with a black thigh-split dress and a pair of statement earrings.
And her newfound aesthetic proved a hit with her fans on social media:
Christina Aguilera going for the natural no makeup look during this Whitney tribute #AMAs
— Jasmin Curtiss (@JasminCurtiss) November 20, 2017
Christina Aguilera performance though ❤️ and dont even get me started on her makeup so simple yet so beautiful #AMAs
— D Fuentes (@dtweets94) November 20, 2017
Christina Aguilera is so beautiful and even more beautiful without all the makeup.
— KellyC (@KellyC819) November 20, 2017
Following the moving performance, Aguilera credited the late singer for influencing her own musical career: “Thank you, Whitney Houston, for being the best inspiration ever!”
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