Jessica Simpson's Makeup and Photoshop-Free Cover Shoot

04/07/2010 at 11:50 AM ET

Courtesy Marie Claire

Since her infamous ‘mom jeans’ debacle which caused a major buzz months back, Jessica Simpson has been out to challenge the concept of beauty–and she’s taking her boldest step yet by going totally makeup-free on the cover of Marie Claire. “I don’t have anything to prove anymore. What other people think of me is not my business,” The Price of Beauty star says of what prompted her to show the real her, even air-drying her hair for the shoots. Inspired by her own A Beautiful Me initiative, which encourages women to be comfortable in their skins, Jessica is the first to admit that while she feels confident showing off a totally natural look, it doesn’t mean she’s through with changing up her look. “If I’m in a mood to go out and feel hot and sexy, I want long hair that I can feel on my back. But I also like bed head,” she says. Tell us: What do you think of Jessica as a fresh-faced cover-girl? –Katherine Kluznik Rentmeester

Courtesy Marie Claire

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Annie on

She definitely has a little make on, mascara and lip gloss for sure.

lolo on

so pretty!

QuinnR on

Jessica is a beautiful girl, with or without makeup. I’m so glad she has decided to like HERSELF, regardless of what the rag mags say. After all, THAT’s the person you have to live with ALL THE TIME.

amity smith on

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How frecken cares!!!

amanda on

natural beauty is always prettier than make-up, she looks great.

KC on

Beautiful. This is the most beautiful I’ve seen her in a long time!

Lori on

She looks great…finally nice to see someone looking like a normal person

KJC on

Absolutely beautiful girl – but yes, she is wearing makeup to a shoot that is claiming to be makeup free.
…and to the poster who said she probably had makeup on before coming to the shoot, and just didn’t take it all off – what a silly idea for 2 reasons: 1) They obviously would have made sure to take it all off if they are promoting a ‘make up free shoot’, these professionals know what they are doing. 2) Why the heck would she put makeup on before going to a photoshoot to begin with!? Nobody does that, whether you are going to be wearing makeup in your photos or not. You go in an empty canvass, and let the makeup artists do the work!
Silly.

Jen DC on

If she continues NOT to look to the public for validation, she should be fine. The problem really stems from the (I think) the fact that from such a young age, her self-esteem became wrapped up in the public eye. Whether her father had anything to do with that – and I think the way he motivated her to perform and look good and play the innocent all the time may have – she’s now an adult and has to stand (or fall) on her own. I never thought she was that talented a singer, but she had the contracts, the magazine covers and the tv shows so there is nothing standing in the way of continued success other than herself.

She chooses to talk about her weight – no one is making her. Her sister seems to have the stronger personality in that sense – you never hear about her worrying about what other people think of her hair or her butt or even her nose job for that matter. Maybe it’s because she was never the “cute” one and she was the younger sister who had to make her own way out of Jessica’s shadow. I don’t know. But Jessica needs to stop worrying about what people think of her and realize that at the end of the day, she’s got to satisfy herself first.

T on

I wished I looked like that with messy hair and no makeup! Think how much money I could save! You go Jess!!!

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