Celebrities: they’re just like us! Well, kind of. Everyone cringes a little bit when forced to look at pictures from junior high that are chock-full of overly-plucked brows, poorly straightened hair, and foundation two shades too dark. Lucky for us, nobody can Google those images. But perhaps unluckily for celebrities, we can Google their junior high images! Beauty transformations are so fascinating, always reflecting a shift in age, a shift in style, or a shift in colloquial beauty trends. Here are six celebrities who have gone through beauty transformations, big or small, and are looking better than ever today.
Ora has drastically changed up her beauty game over the past few years. She’s said goodbye to overly-bleached hair and bold and dramatic eye makeup and is now seen going with a low-maintenance, low-fuss look. Where we used to see brightly colored lips and dramatically filled-in brows, we now see her rocking nude eye shadows, glossy lips, and a generally “no makeup” makeup routine. Her caramel-colored locks are usually seen styled in beachy, carefree waves or tied up in a loose ponytail.
Topshop have teamed up with the iconic adidas Originals to combine retro street style with sportswear, resulting in the ultimate must-haves for any workout outfit you need this summer. Here are our best picks! Crop Top and Menire Shorts
This matching, bright coloured two piece could be worn for many occasions other than working out. Here at Cliche Magazine we love the feathered detail on this multi-coloured co-ord which could be teamed with some trainers to achieve a total cool (and comfy!) look. Grab this crop top with matching shorts here for a total of $110.00. Archive Run Bomber Jacket
Bomber jackets are ALWAYS a good idea. This color block jacket is bound to keep you warm on those late-night runs whilst providing you look cool with its 90’s retro vibes. Ideal for a day trip out or lounging around the house, this jacket would also be perfect for festival season as 90’s is proving to be a big hit this summer with festival wear – especially if the weather isn’t on your side! See this jacket here for $140.00. Sport Ess Tee
Throw it back to the classics with this simple, vintage crew neck tee. This t-shirt is one those that goes with just about anything and we love it here at Cliché. With the iconic logo and striped sleeves, this tee could be paired with denim shorts or some overalls for the complete vintage look. You can find this t-shirt here on the Topshop website for $48.00. Rita Ora O-Ray Leggings
We absolutely adore these unique leggings designed by Rita Ora for adidas Originals. The naturally stretchy material of leggings combined with the unusual multi-coloured x-ray pattern makes for the perfect running pants! Snap up these fantastic leggings here for only $58.00.
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I have been a fan of song covers since I learned what covers were (songs redone by artists to their own style), so I’ve made it a habit of scanning YouTube for new covers on a weekly basis. One of my favorite places to look is BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. The Live Lounge features artists performing live covers (and sometimes their own songs) for the BBC. There are currently 68 videos on the current Live Lounge playlist, although the show has been going on since 2006 and other videos exist in the Archive. I scoured the Live Lounge playlist and picked my top 10 favorites. Here they are in no particular order.
1. Ben Howard – Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepsen)
I’d be lying if I said I liked this song; I find it to be super annoying. However, I am in love with Ben Howard’s voice and find his mellow cover to be as smooth as silk. The drummer is also playing the bass, and that’s pretty great.
2. Justin Timberlake – Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) (The Jacksons)
JT is one of those people I strongly believe can do no wrong. This cover makes me want to boogie, and the synchronized dancing in the video wins me over. He gets all the style points.
3. Bastille – Locked out of Heaven/Mashup (Bruno Mars and others)
I am madly in love with Bastille and have been for about two years now. Like JT, I feel Dan Smith can do no wrong, and the fact that his British accent sticks out very strongly is something I love. His voice adds a creepy value to the song with its breathiness, but I think it’s brilliant. Also, the mashup is fantastic.
4.Rita Ora – Lover in the Light (Mumford and Sons)
I’ll admit that I was wary when I first started to listen to this cover. I feel like Mumford is one of those bands you just can’t do justice to, but Rita has an incredibly strong voice. I love the emotion she puts into the song.
5. Gabrielle Aplin – Best Song Ever (One Direction)
I am a huge One Direction fan, and I know the song is supposed to be super poppy and make you want to dance, but that’s why this slow cover makes me incredibly happy. Gabrielle has a beautiful voice, and she makes “Best Song Ever” seem like a cute love song rather than a nonsensical pop song.
6. Little Mix – I Will Wait (Mumford & Sons)
Again with a Mumford cover? I know. Again, I was wary, but the girls of Little Mix are intense. They take this song and put a wonderfully harmonized, tragically beautiful spin on it. They each have a unique voice, and together it sounds magical.
7. Birdy – Let Her Go (Passenger)
Clearly I am a sucker for the tragically slow covers of songs. Passenger already has a unique voice, but Birdy just takes the uniqueness and adds her own twist to it. She changes the mysterious “her” in the song to “him” and uses her soft voice to make it haunting. She’s beautiful, and this cover is beautiful.
8. Thirty Seconds to Mars – Stay (Rihanna)
Dear Lord, Jared Leto. His voice is so brilliantly wonderful and I can’t get enough of the edginess he adds to Rihanna’s slow tune. I cannot stop listening to how great this cover is. He is so crisp and perfect.
10. Bastille – We Can’t Stop (Miley Cyrus)
This cover has an addition that cracks me up, and then the rest of it kind of creeps me out in the best way possible. It’s such a Bastille thing. Dan is great, this cover is great—just give it a shot.
Featured image of Bastille: Courtesy of BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge