Gwen Stefani has been incredibly busy, so who can blame her for deciding to take a break from the glammed-up look that she usually rocks?
On Friday, Gwen Stefani showed her fans what she’s hiding “underneath it all,” and it turns out that she has no need to cover up with lots of makeup. As you can see, the 46-year-old “Make Me Like You” singer has the dewy, line-free skin of a teenager. Forget looking half her age—Blake Shelton’s girlfriend looks one-third her age!
It’s no secret that Gwen Stefani loves her makeup, so why did the No Doubt frontwoman suddenly decide to ditch her signature red lip, winged eyeliner, and thick false lashes? If Radar Online (via In Touch Weekly) is to be believed, Blake Shelton is responsible for Gwen’s new-found fondness for being fresh-faced.
“Blake has told Gwen a million times that he thinks she looks beautiful without all of that face paint on,” a source told In Touch Weekly of Blake’s admiration of Gwen Stefani’s natural beauty. The country star has allegedly worked hard to convince Gwen to take a break from getting all made up every now and then.
“Blake doesn’t want Gwen to change who she is. He just wants her to realize how gorgeous she is without all the makeup on.”
Gwen has always enjoyed wearing makeup, but the reason she started wearing it all the time might make you sad, mad, or both. During a 2012 interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Gwen hinted that her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale made her feel insecure about her looks by telling her that he preferred her with a full face of makeup on.
“I like to make my husband like me more, and he likes it when I’m wearing makeup,” Gwen revealed.
There’s no word on what magic potion Gwen Stefani uses on her skin to give it such a healthy glow on the rare occasions that she doesn’t wear makeup, but the singer did spill one of her beauty secrets during her “Carpool Karaoke” ride with James Corden. As The Inquisitr previously reported, Gwen credited her love for Blake Shelton for giving her a natural “facelift.”
Perhaps Gwen Stefani recently decided to let her skin breathe for a bit because she’s so tired of putting on her stage face. Gwen got all glammed up to perform her duet with Blake Shelton, “Go Ahead and Break My Heart,” Monday night on The Voice; Beacon Street Online reports that she performed a short set of songs for Channel 93.3’s Summer Kickoff concert on Friday; and she’s set to rock the stage at Wango Tango later today. Gwen will also get to perform with Blake again at the Billboard Awards on May 22, which is two days after Blake’s new album drops.
During an interview with EXTRA, Blake explained why he initially started writing the most-talked-about tune on If I’m Honest. According to the country star, he was simply trying to woo Gwen Stefani by showing off his songwriting skills.
“Originally, when I started the song, I was just, I was only trying to impress her, you know, just trying to write her a song to get her excited about me, and I sent her the song half-finished and she wrote the other half of the song, so it’s such a 50/50 emotionally-invested thing.”
There’s no word on whether Gwen and Blake will create a music video for “Go Ahead and Break My Heart,” but Gwen recently revealed that the music video for “Misery” is complete. According to Beacon Street Online, Gwen used Snapchat to let her fans know that she was reviewing the first edit of the music video. As The Inquisitr previously reported, the video will likely feature characters based on Gavin Rossdale and the nanny he allegedly cheated on Gwen with. There’s no word on when the video will drop, but perhaps it will coincide with the date that “Misery” hits radio, which is May 23.
With so many performances to put on and so much promotion to do, it could be a while before Gwen Stefani gets to go makeup-free again. Hopefully, Blake Shelton enjoys getting to gaze upon his girlfriend’s natural beauty while he can.
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