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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Tbop on

You really expect us to believe that is her without makeup? Were we born yesterday. Look at her eyes, eyeliner and mascara aren’t concidered makeup anymore. Jessica, get a real life so I don’t have to watch you on tv.

Britt on

Good for Jess! She looks great.

Maybe a few dubious career moves as of late, but I’m still a fan. I do miss ye ole Newlyweds days, though!

selene on

granted she looks so much better with the “natural” look, but she can’t preach about being comfortable in your own skin yet if she just has to have that last bit of makeup. false lashes are still make up too.

Elizabeth on

Jessica looks gorgeous — young, fresh & sexy. I’m all for using makeup to define and enhance, but I’ve always felt she went overboard. Now I see I was right. She looks much better without it. Now THAT’s real beauty.

Mona on

I think she looks great – with our without makeup!

Mike on

I agree she still looks very good, but I don’t agree (no matter how many women say) she looks better without makeup. She looks closer to average maybe. Anyone that thinks she looks better needs to make an appointment with their eye doctor. She is drop dead gorgeous in makeup, not to mention a real “Texas Sweetheart”.

Connie on

Um, anyone that buys that she is completely without makeup is wrong. Clearly,something is on her cheeks, lashes and lips. Does she look better than ever, yes, but, makeupless? not so much. I’ve yet to see a photo shoot of someone in pop culture or the like truly have pics take by choice without makeup. Look closer and get back to me.

Debbie on

I think she looks better!!

julie on

Shes looking fabulous! Although even with the mom jeans I always thought she was gorgeous! Im glad that she has more confidence now though. And SHAME on the paparazzi and gossip mags for spewing so much hate! So happy things are finally turning around for her! Go Jess!!!

Diane on

Both pictures are beautiful BUT….. that is not her. Take a look at the chins in both pictures and look at the eye real carefully.

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