Not Impossibly Beautiful

Monica Bellucci, Eva Herzigova, and Sophie Marceau grace leaked cover images of French Elle's April issue, "Stars Sans Fards," which translates literally into "without makeup," but is also a French idiom meaning, approximately, without pretenses or defenses.
What might be most striking about French Elle's pictorial is how it actually appears to embrace and celebrate the organic beauty of these famous faces (even if the lighting is super, super flattering and the women are all unbelievably gorgeous to begin with). In the U.S., when you come across a "stars without makeup" story, there's always a GOTCHA! element, a message that says "Our gift to you: Derive pleasure from how ugly this person looks without cover-up for her zits!"

[H/T to everyone in the multiverse, and thanks to each and every one of you.]

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