Sometimes, fashion editorials and advertisements show models covered in so many layers of makeup and fancy clothes that we can’t actually see their faces, let alone recognize their natural beauty. What do models look like when stripped of the talents of makeup artists, stylists, and photo-retouchers? Click through to see 15 models going natural. We have to admit, they still look pretty darn amazing.
And just when I thought I looked pretty good today, I fell privy to a gallery of today’s top models (like Constance Jablonski, shown), minus the layers of makeup and endless accoutrements necessary to make them runway-ready. It’s just them, as they are, every day. Can you imagine, these girls get to walk around with their faces? I can’t go on. [Telegraph]
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Love runway makeup? And models sans fards? If you haven’t seen “Model Morphosis,” a new-ish T Magazine blog feature, you must check it out immediately. Photographer Greg Kessler captures models backstage as they arrive at shows, then snaps their transformations after they’ve sat in the chairs of some of the most major makeup artists in the world. While it is endlessly fascinating, sadly, it does not back up the popular misconception that models are plain Janes without the hair and makeup and designer threads. They’re actually completely gorgeous and striking. (And that’s why they’re models, folks!) After the jump, another before-and-after. [T Magazine Blog] Keep reading »
Hopping on the au natural, no-makeup trend that French Elle popularized, Harper’s Bazaar features bare-faced supermodels in its September issue. In an eight-page spread, Peter Lindbergh captured iconic models like Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, and Helena Christensen in black and white photos wearing simple tanks and shirts and naturally styled hair, as if they had just rolled out of bed. (If only we normals could look that incredible first thing.) Also included: Amber Valletta, Shalom Harlow, Kristen McMenamy, Nadja Auermann, and Tatjana Patitz. Gorgeous. [Models.com] Keep reading »