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  • Best Celebrity Makeup and Hairstyle Makeunders

  • Posted by Kristen on September 16, 2010 at 06:04PM
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  • OK, fess up already. We know you like looking at good, bad and ugly photos of celebrities -- so do we. And since makeovers seem to get all the love, we decided to put together a gallery of the best celebrity makeunders. Scroll down to see the toned-down transformations of these gals with less makeup and hair that's not overdone. Don't they all look WAY better? We think they do.

  • Christina Aguilera

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  • Aguilera is no stranger to over-the-top makeup looks. Case in point: Here she sports very fake lashes, shocking red lips and overly stylized hair. So, the soft makeup seen in her "after" look paired with a classy, Jackie-O-esque bob is a refreshing and stunning choice for her.

  • Drew Barrymore

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  • We prefer the more boho-ified Barrymore. The long, golden blonde, parted-down-the middle hair coupled with natural-looking makeup is so much prettier than the short, Mad Men gone wrong, voluminous, '60s hairstyle and frosty makeup.

  • Angelina Jolie

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  • Back in the Billie Bob days, Jolie was much more Elvira-looking (what was up with those brows!?). Today with warm brown, voluminous waves and natural-looking makeup she is arguably one of the most beautiful women in the world.

  • Avril Lavigne

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  • The pink highlights and dramatic, borderline Goth-looking eye makeup, well … just complicates her look. The less severe smoky eye and blonde hair (sans the pink) complements her soft features making her look more friendly and feminine.

  • Scarlet Johansson

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  • Johansson's too-blonde, almost yellow, single process color never really worked for us. She already has the pin-up thing going for her, so the super blonde hue and ultra smoky eye seen here makes her look more Playmate, less A-list. The darker blonde shade and softer makeup helps her look classier and more striking -- not just another overly blonde starlet.

  • Denise Richards

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  • We wish we could say this photo was taken on Halloween, but alas, it was not. Richards broke beauty rule No. 1 here: Don't pair eye makeup with a bold lip. Plus, she is very beautiful, so a more toned down look is a much better choice for her. And as for her hair, that half-up, poufy number is very Barbie-like (not in a good way) and unflattering -- her loose waves are a vast improvement.

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