• We barely recognized Nicki Minaj this past week, when she hit the red carpet for two separate events looking like her toned-down identical twin. We love Nicki's new natural look and hope it sticks around, but her beauty overhaul also got us to thinking—how many other celebrities have given themselves a pared-down makeover over the years? The answer is more than you'd think.

    Nicki Minaj
    What with her insane wig collection and love for theatrics, this was actually one of Nicki's more laidback looks.

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  • Nicki Minaj
    We barely even recognized the rapper when she showed off this, well, natural look.

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  • Nicole Richie
    She was once the star of "The Simple Life" as Paris Hilton's main lackey.

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  • Nicole Richie
    Over a decade later, the designer and mom of two is now one classy lady, with no blue eyeshadow or obvious extensions to be seen.

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  • Megan Fox
    When Megan first hit the scene, she was overly tanned and usually sported a distracting smoky eye.

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  • Megan Fox
    Now we're much more likely to see her all cleaned up, with more natural makeup and a skin tone that exists in nature.

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  • Pamela Anderson
    The Playboy cover girl and "Baywatch" actress was known for her blonde bombshell look and big... hair.

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  • Pamela Anderson
    More recently, she's taken on a more relaxed persona as an activist with a close-cropped pixie.

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  • Gwen Stefani
    As the frontwoman of No Doubt, Gwen wore skunky streaks, overly plucked brows, and way too much pale foundation.

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  • Gwen Stefani
    Gwen still holds on to her signature red lip and platinum hair, but her look is more refined than ever (and her brows much fuller).

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  • Christina Aguilera
    Christina has sported a ton of looks over the years, many of them featuring heavy-handed bronzer.

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  • Christina Aguilera
    The songstress looks much better with an old Hollywood vibe that embraces her natural skin tone.

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  • Snooki
    Snooki's "Jersey Shore" look was, well, not her best.

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  • Snooki
    Just a few years later, she's really learned what works for her—and how to do her eyebrows properly.

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  • Drew Barrymore
    Drew used to be a fan of dramatic looks like these.

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  • Drew Barrymore
    Now, she sticks to a more natural, pared-down beauty routine, even for events.

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  • Kim Kardashian
    The Kim we know of today was once Kimberley Kardashian, celebrity stylist.

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  • Kim Kardashian
    Her look isn't usually what we'd think of as "toned down," but it's definitely a more flattering, more grown-up look than the one that made her famous.

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  • Kelly Osbourne
    We loved Kelly as a defiant, pink-haired teen on her family's reality show.

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  • Kelly Osbourne
    Now that she's a full-fledged fashion girl, she knows how to keep her look minimal to let her lavender hair color shine.

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