All About Christina Aguilera's 'Makeunder' — Straight From Her Glam Squad

03/27/2013 at 10:30 AM ET

Christina Aguilera hair, makeupJonathan Leibson/Wireimage

Christina Aguilera may not be judging The Voice this season, but much of the show’s buzz has been about the fresh, svelte look she debuted at a screening last week. And now we’ve got the scoop on her head-to-toe makeover, straight from her hair, makeup and styling team.

All three gushed about Aguilera’s new look and attitude, which a source credited to having more time for a healthier lifestyle.

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“Without the grueling production hours Christina can focus … most importantly on herself,” the source tells PEOPLE, adding that she’s eating fresh and trying new exercise routines. “Its amazing what having some personal time can do not only for the body but also for the mind and the spirit.”

Below, Aguilera’s team spills how they played up her svelte shape and gorgeous glow for the screening.

Stylist Simone Harouche: “Christina is in a great place in her life and is looking great. She’s been gravitating towards less provocative silhouettes,” Harouche tells PEOPLE of picks like Aguilera’s fit-and-flare Parker dress, worn with a Versace belt and Louboutins. “While still wanting to keep it feminine and sexy, her outfit choices lately are leaving more to the imagination.”

That means higher necklines, more flowy skirts and “playful” ensembles, Harouche says. “Clothes reflect where you are at mentally sometimes. I think Christina’s in a happy place and that is reflected in her clothing choices.”

Hairstylist David Babaii:
“We wanted to keep it really natural,” Babaii says of his collaboration with Aguilera. “It’s really easy, chic, Bohemian, soft. I think it’s just a California, summer vibe.”

Babaii used his own beach spray to rough up Aguilera’s dry hair, then curled it with a large-barrel curling iron and finished by working powder through her roots for more texture. And though it was simple, it paid off: “I get tweets from her fans requesting stuff. But I’ve never had 2,000 Facebook messages praising me,” he says. “And I’m like, all I did was use a curling iron!”

Makeup Artist Mary Phillips: “She said she didn’t want anything crazy, just to feel glow-y and pretty,” Phillips said. “I was just going for something beautiful, blond bombshell-y and sun-kissed.”

To achieve that beachy look, Phillips used Tom Ford “Flush” blush and “Terra” bronzer. Peachy lips were achieved with Kevyn Aucoin Elegant Lip Gloss in “Vizcaya.”

“Christina wears a lot of red lips, so I wanted it to be something different,” Phillips tells PEOPLE. “So we did something very toned down, something for spring. Lots of lashes and easy, pretty skin.”

For more on Aguilera’s sexy slim-down and hot new look, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE magazine, on newsstands Friday. And tell us: Do you like her style pared-down or amped up?

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Jackie Fields and Jessica Herndon

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Laura on

I like her style pared down better, you can tell this is a beautiful girl but when she wears all that make up it just looks too much. She looks better like this.

wow on

Is it just me or in this picture does her head seem way too small for that body? Her face is too light and her body way over tanned or spray tanned…I don’t like it. Her dress is cute…hair is alright…but yowza!!!

Dennis on

Esta mulher é uma exelente atriz ,uma linda mulher e tem estilo de princesa ,bonita ,gostosa eapresentavel .

Darrell on

She looks Flawless. This is the look Christina should stick to. Got Beauty for Days!

Lisa on

She looks much better with a more natural look. All the makeup she wore before made her look years older.

Xtina on

she looks amazing! I wish she would dress like this all the time but understand that she is a pop star and likes to experiment with fashion.

Jordan on

It’s about time

VB on

That’s oompa loompa orange. I’m not a fan, especially with the tacky bleach blonde. She looked so much better in her younger days when she had her natural fairer skin tone. Still a pretty face though.

Lynn on

Thank god..she was looking like a drag queen there for awhile

Debby on

FINALLY! Nice fresh look!

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