Christina Aguilera goes makeup-free & we can't get enough of her natural beauty (PHOTOS)

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We're used to seeing her with long fake lashes, a perfectly contoured face and her signature red lipstick. But now, Christina Aguilera has shocked the world by posing completely makeup-free on the latest cover of Paper magazine. The singer is unrecognizable as she strips off her over-the-top makeup to reveal her natural beauty, freckles included! 

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The "Beautiful" singer graces the magazine's "Transformation" issue, where she talks about her ever-changing looks. The artist of Ecuadorian descent also opens up about the domestic violence she witnessed as a child, as her father, Fausto Xavier Aguilera, was allegedly abusive to her mom, Shelly Loraine.

 

The singer is unrecognizable on the latest cover of 'Paper' magazing.

"I've always been someone that obviously loves to experiment, loves theatrics, loves to create a storyline and play a character in a video or through stage," she told the magazine. "I'm a performer, that's who I am by nature. But I'm at the place, even musically, where it's a liberating feeling to be able to strip it all back and appreciate who you are and your raw beauty."

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Xtina has the cutest freckles!

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She looks simply gorgeous without makeup. 

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Her look has evolved throughout the years.

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From bold hairdos and crazy makeup to old Hollywood glam, the singer has experimented with so many looks throughout the years. Now, she's going for a more toned-down look, consisting of slick-backed hair and minimal makeup. But don't think she's following in Alicia Keys' footsteps and shelving all her makeup. "I mean, I'm a girl that likes a beat face, let's not get it twisted," she jokes. 

She opens up about the domestic violence she witnessed as a child.

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"I watched my mom have to be submissive, watch her Ps and Qs or she's gonna get beat up," she recalls, adding that one of two things can happen when you grow up in that type of environment. "You can either be, unfortunately, so damaged by it that you take a turn for the worse, or you can feel empowered by it and make choices to never go down that route." Fortunately, in her case, it was the latter. 

She adds, "I hate when people say, 'Why doesn't she just leave?' There's psychological damage and mental abuse that comes with being in a situation like that. A lot of people don't have the ability to vocalize it themselves or have the know-how to get out."

The latest issue of Paper magazine is out now. 

 

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