Jessica Simpson goes makeup- and retouch-free for 'Marie Claire'

jessica-simpsonJessica Simpson continues her own personal campaign for real beauty by going bare-faced for a photo shoot for Marie Claire — yes, even on the cover. And, braver still, she goes retouching-free. It seems to prove, more than anything else, that Jessica Simpson is one gorgeous lady. Going bare-faced and retouch-free on covers of national magazines is not to be attempted by most of us mere mortals. (The pic of her with the braid, in particular, is stunning, if you ask me.) It also proves she knows how to promote her VH1 show, The Price of Beauty, and how to continue to make lemonade from the prolonged public weight “controversy” she suffered through last year. “I don’t have anything to prove anymore,” she told the mag. “What other people think of me is not my business.” Pretty good words to live by, really. It must be said: For all her foibles, she’s one smart — and likable — cookie.


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  • lefty

    What does “bare-faced” entail? It looks like she has mascara and maybe even some eye liner on..

    • anna

      exactly!

    • Helena

      agreed. look at the black under the eyes…

    • monkey

      I don’t know about the shoot but i know that i have my eyelashes and eyebrows darkened with dye and i don’t have to put any eyeliner or mascara on. If she does that, she can still be bare-faced but it might be cheating a bit. Or, like my cousin, she simply has very dark lashes and brows for her hair color.

      • jen

        most people wear make-up so let her have some on, I’m just happy she wasn’t re-touched as it’s the re-touching not the make-up that makes these women look amazing and like nobody normal could ever look that way, I’m actually looking at that pic now thinking yeahhh I’m as hot as Jessica Simpson :) thank you Jessica for making a normal 32 year old woman happy

  • GeeMoney

    If Jessica Simpson was truly that likeable, half of Hollywood and the rest of the free world would have stopped making fun of her by now.

    And PS – no one ever truly goes “bare faced” in a magazine. It’s a load of crap.

    • BobO

      “If Jessica Simpson was truly that likeable, half of Hollywood and the rest of the free world would have stopped making fun of her by now.” Where is the logic in this statement, and who in Hollywood is making fun of her other than shallow late night hosts who make fun of everyone?

      • Anon

        You suck, BobO!

      • Are you for Real?

        @Anon—so rude!

        BobO–thanks for the compassion, I fully agree with you. Jessica is courageous to do this and looks fabulous. If she is wearing eye makeup it still impresses me. I have always liked her to be honest and have always believed that she played up the stigma that comes with being someone that looks like Jessica. I think she is genious and clearly on a very important journey of truth, beauty and honesty. And, I say, good for her! You go girl!

      • sugardaddyhookup

        when will she get a clue? sugardaddyhookup

    • Anon

      You suck too!

      • Gigi

        Jealous much, Anon?

  • elena

    That picture with the braid IS gorgeous, but it doesn’t even look like her. Fishy. Also, how much makeup must this girl put on then?!

    • Robin

      I agree, it looks nothing like her.

  • Mary

    Why do I have the feeling she’s going to follow in her sister’s footsteps and soon go against eveything she is saying about beauty? Ashlee got a nose-job after her Marie Claire article. so I just don’t buy Jessica Simpson’s whole “campaign for real beauty.”

    • alia

      I buy it.

      Years ago, when she was giving interviews about playing dumb because men like dumb girls, I really disliked her. But her recent experiences (divorce, rejection, the whole “mom jeans” ballyhoo) have made her seem much more human. Beyond that, she seems to have reassessed her priorities. So, yeah, after what she’s been through, I believe this campaign of hers is genuine.

      And I, for one, appreciate it.

      • masurix

        I agree. We were all silly young girls at one point, she just had her silly young girl phase in front of millions of people. (Can you imagine the horror of that? Oi.) It’s good to see that she’s coming out of that and becoming a grown up – and I think I like the person she’s becoming. I’m glad I’m not the only one.

  • Kate

    Well, I know that I look dramatically different with or without make up on. Little kids like me, but no one else really takes a second look at me unless I smile, make eye contact and start conversation. I put eye make up on and some bronzer, people who see me every day are like, whoa and I have overheard, did you see Kate with make up on? Wow. And I also know I look actually like a different person.

  • Bethany

    It’s great that her photos haven’t been retouched, but I really don’t think she’s “bare-faced”, at least in this cover shot. Huffington Post has a larger version of the image, and I absolutely refuse to buy that she’s not wearing at least a little blush and maybe some powder. It’s not that I don’t believe she’s naturally gorgeous, it’s just that you can tell she’s wearing makeup! Still, bravo to her for appearing without the crazy retouching that usually makes magazine people look like Fantasyland Barbies.

  • Marc

    I love those pictures… gives her a whole new look. She should stick to it

    • CJ

      The braid photo can’t be her – the chin is different (no cleft) and her mole is gone.

      • llevinso

        Look closer at the picture. The cleft is there, as is the mole. It’s her alright.

      • BA

        It’s not. If you read the text, it is just a “this is how you can get the look” article. Typical of beauty magazines.

      • Diggity

        BA- thats the other braid photo. The one where the hair is mostly in her face is Jessica

  • brandy

    Wow, she’s beautiful.

  • Anon

    I love this “natural beauty” thing showing someone who is obviously gorgeous? Isn’t the point that people are beautiful on the inside? Throw an uggo up there! That’ll prove a point.

  • anna

    She is clearly wearing makeup.

  • laylagalise

    She looks great! Kudos to her for being herself not some altered version of herself. Very brave in the industry she works in.

  • Pete

    Apparently celebrity “no makeup” is more made up than what normal people would call “no makeup”. Because there is clearly some makeup happening on her.

  • Diggity

    I always thought she looked better without a ton of makeup

  • Jennifer

    I just looked at the photos, and I don’t necessarily see what everyone is talking about. It doesn’t look to me like she’s wearing makeup. Maybe she just has naturally thick eyelashes (I do, so maybe that’s why I can believe she’s makeup free). Someone commented that she had black under the eyes, but it looks to me like maybe she just has dark under-eye circles (which a lot of people cover with makeup).

    • amj

      Jennifer–I agree. I have worn very little makeup my whole life and my dark circles have always given me the appearance of eye makeup. It is clear she has no coverup or foundation on and she looks great. I would have to say though that she looks like she is wearing lip gloss though. A beautiful girl here still!

  • Anissa

    The retouching part would be more impressive if they would show more than just a headshot…she’s young enough that it’s not the face that gets retouched. At least it’s a real smile and not her “I’m sexy” open mouth smile (except in the beauty shot).

    • Bernice

      Ugh this is going to be my next Marie Claire in the mail. I don’t particularly like her.

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