Gwen Stefani debuted a new look at the Billboard Awards this week and fans lost their minds!
We’re all so used to seeing the 46 year old singer with her trademark red lipstick that anything else just confuses us. Stefani’s make up artist was forced to defend his choice of giving her a glossy nude palette rather than her red lipstick we’re all accustomed to. Who knew a nude lip could create such a stir?!
A social media storm followed as people took to Twitter to critique the mum-of-three’s new look describing it as ‘Madame Tussauds-level wrong’.
The nude lip, bare eye and strong brow combination was just too much of a departure for some, but Gwen’s personal makeup artist Gregory Arlt has insisted it’s not that different to what he normally does on her.
‘It’s basically what we’ve always been doing, just no upper liner or false lashes (and yes, a pale lip as opposed to a color). You’d think I sent her out with tinted moisturizer and Chapstick from what people were saying!’
He continued: ‘Gwen is the ultimate Barbie head- we love experimenting and trying new things; sometimes subtle (Ooh! A pink lip! Ahh! Lining her eyes with shadow instead of liquid!) and sometimes dramatic (I bleached her eyebrwos for the “Push and Shove video and sent her out onstage for the awards performance with a nude, pared down 90s supermdel, sun-kissed look).
One Gwen Stefani fan was so perplexed by the new look that she had to photoshop Gwen’s trademark red lips and eyeliner back into the photo so she could feel better. And you know what- it does make her look completely different. Look…