I was not surprised that Jessica Simpson graced the cover of the May issue of Marie Claire But I was surprised to that the photo had not been touched up in any way. And...GASP...Jessica is not wearing ANY makeup. ON THE COVER!
Confession: I'm not really a Jessica Simpson Fan. A girl should be celebrated for her brain, and not for the size of her boobs. Unfortunately in Jessica's case, it's the opposite.
Having said that, it took a tremendous amount of guts for Jessica to appear makeup-less and not electronically augmented on the cover of Marie Claire. She is promoting A Beautiful Me, an initiative encouraging young women to be comfortable in their own skin and love themselves for who they are.
In a world where many women don't feel comfortable leaving the house without at least some minimal makeup, Jessica's cover should be an inspiraton to us all. If Jessica can grace the cover of a major fashion magazine without makeup, every girl should feel comfortable leaving the house makeup-less!
So if you're going to the market, or you're going to hang out with some friends, pass on the makeup. Just slap on some sunscreen and go have fun. You're beautiful just the way you are!