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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

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LisalovesAmelie on

She looks best this way.

Pattie on

Jessica is one of those women you love to hate – beautiful with or without makeup. You go Jessica!!

andrea on

she’s gorgeous without makeup!! that girl doesn’t need to wear makeup ever. i love that she is encouraging women to be comfortable with their looks b/c so many people are so self conscious these days b/c we compare ourselves to celebrities and we always are wanting more. i love that the natural look is in, and i love that jessica simpson just simply doesn’t care what people think anymore.

Meredith on

Sorry Jessica, not makeup free. I see mascara and eyeliner, i’m i’m willing to bet blush and bronzer as well. So call it what it is, the natural makeup look. But this is not no makeup.

Darlene on

Jessica is clearly wearing eyeliner below her eyes and possibly on her eyelid. Also, she’s wearing lip gloss. I still think she’s beautiful.

Irina on

how lame it is that it says on the cover “No Make up, No retouching” when she is still wearing make up, just way less, I agree theres definitely eyeliner and mascara there and possibly lipgloss as well, plus either she is wearing base or there has been retouching used, either way this is not how she looks without make up, i dont think any magazine will put someone on their cover with no make up at all and no retouching

ec on

She is infinitely more beautiful without makeup… the racoon eye-makeup she usually sports is nearly as tragic as Avril Levine’s.

ellen on

her boobs look huge and kind of low (natural for big and real)in the first shot and more up and at em’ in the second are you sure nothing was done? She does look very earthy and real though and bravo I think ALL celebs should show their REAL selves let younger girls see that it’s o.k. to be you life is not smoke and mirrors!

shannyp on

i love the pic, i love the project, and i love her attitude. she “gets it”.

Laura on

I think Jessica is gorgeous inside an out. She is a true role model. While celebs are usually glorified and made out to be “perfect”, she is ok with showing her flaws in order to make other women become empowered with who they are. I used to struggle with weight, much like Jessica, and realized the only way to truly enjoy my life is to stop worrying about what everyone else thinks. She has made me love my body, and made me see there’s nothing wrong with not being a size 2. Because at the end of the day, true beauty comes from within and no one else can tell you that but yourself.

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