Actresses appear sans make-up for French Elle cover… and it’s awesome!

Magazines and makeup are usually said in the same breath. Celebrities without their makeup is rarely on display at a fashion magazine, it’s more OMG can you believe that photo of her online without her makeup celeb trash fodder.

However, French Ellehas done the unthinkable for their April 2009 cover! They put actresses on the cover without makeup!  GASP!!!!!!!! Now, who knows if  this is completely make-up free, but they are majorly under done (and the lighting is probably amazing).  Some of the European celebs went sans maquillage- Eva Herzigova, Monica Bellucci, Sophie Marceau, and Charlotte Rampling. And guess what?! They all look absolutely beautiful! And of course they are all beautiful women anyways.

This is incredibly revealing of the European vs. American audience of magazines. Is this fake perfection the American ideal? I wish the American magazine editors would take note and try something of the same. Women and young girls in America need to know that perfection is fake and unattainable. They need to know that celebs are just people, and something like this is a step in the right direction. Can you imagine a non makeup issue stateside? Staring at you at the supermarket check out? Chances are slim, sigh.

 

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check out more photos from the shine from yahoo posting.

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