Avril Lavigne Gets a Makeunder: See Her Without Her Signature Eyeliner!

12/23/2013 at 01:57 PM ET

Avril Lavigne makeunderCourtesy Allure

Avril Lavigne‘s dark, heavy black eyeliner is so much a part of the star’s public “look” that she wore it for her wedding, engagement photo and album cover. And lest you think it’s only for fancy occasions, Lavigne tells Allure she nearly never takes it off. “I wear the black eyeliner — M.A.C. Smolder — pretty much every day,” she tells the magazine. “I do it when I’m just at home.”

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So the beauty editors at Allure took it upon themselves to give the star a makeunder for their January issue. “Today we really want to switch it up,” she says in the video, above. “So I didn’t have very much makeup on, and just had a modern dress [and] bangs.” The results are elegant, showing off her luminous skin and pretty lips, in what artistic director Paul Cavaco calls a “clean” makeup look.

“I like the idea of trying new things, of playing around — as long as you can go back to what you’re comfortable in,” Lavigne tells the magazine, while also confessing that she relies on her long hair as a “security net.” Check out the video below for the finished makeunder, and see another video that explains how Lavigne gets her eyeliner just right here.

What do you think of Lavigne’s makeunder? Should she experiment with new eyeliner looks more often?

–Alex Apatoff

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Cosmetics
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KJM on

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!! She looks pretty and fresh.

Tracy on

WOW! She is absolutely gorgeous without all of that junk on her face!

Karla Vaughan on

She looks great, like the look much better.

akmgr on


Angie on

She looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL without all of that makeup! However, in the video, she has the eyeliner on in all of the shots that I saw, other than the one of the pic above. Regardless though, she should definitely tone it down. She really is such a natural beauty!

Shannon on

I didn’t even recognize her! She looks amazing!!!!

Angella on

Ravishing beauty! Keep the new look.

northerner on

Where is Avril? This does not look like her style. I may not choose to dress like her, but I love her edge cause that’s who she is. This is pretty, but sort of generic pretty.

Sue's on

She’s beautiful, with or without makeup… Very pretty.

Tara on

She looks so much better!

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