Just last month, Aguilera went nearly makeup-free for the cover of Paper magazine, exposing her bare skin and freckles. The mother of two addressed her numerous transformations over the years and expressed that she's finally at a point in her life where she can appreciate her "raw beauty."
"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."
The former coach of TheVoice also shared that she hopes to inspire her 3-year-old daughter, Summer Rain, to be fearless and not swayed by others’ opinions when it comes to her own personal sense of style.
"I don't want to inject too much upon her as to how I'm choosing to live my life and what I've done in my career," says the GRAMMY winner, who is engaged to Summer's dad, Matt Rutler. "I just hope I can allow what I'm doing to influence her to be her own person. That's truly what I hope for her. I really want to make sure my children are both very confident in the sense that they know who they are and that they won't be easily swayed by outside opinion."
For more on Aguilera's minimalist cover shoot, watch the video below.