The Economist
  • Celebrities Who've Gone Without Airbrushing

    Cate Blanchett, 42, appeared au natural, without airbrushing, when she graced the cover of The Economist magazine's liftstyle offshoot, Intelligent Life, in March 2012. In a blog post on the magazine's website, Intelligent Life editor-in-chief Tim de Lisle said they wanted Blanchett to look "like what she is," complete with "faint bags under her eyes."
    The Economist
  • Celebrities Who've Gone Without Airbrushing

    Actress and comedian Kristen Wiig kept her fine lines when she posed for the cover of the Swedish magazine SvD Kultur in July 2011.
    SvD Kulture
  • Celebrities Who've Gone Without Airbrushing

    Miss Universe 2004 and model Jennifer Hawkins posed nude in unairbrushed photos when she appeared on the cover of the Feb. 2010 issue of Australian Marie Claire. While Hawkins said she agreed to do the cover to "tell women to just be themselves and be confident," the photo sparked an outcry from readers who reportedly felt the opposite.
    Australian Marie Clair
  • Celebrities Who've Gone Without Airbrushing

    Brad Pitt appeared in this black and white silhouette, sans airbrushing, for the cover of W magazine in 2009.
    W
  • Celebrities Who've Gone Without Airbrushing

    Kim Kardashian often shrugs off jokes about her curves, and the reality starlet decided to forego airbrushing when she appeared on an April 2009 cover of Life & Style. "I love my body the way it is... I'm not perfect. I have cellulite, so what," Kardashian told the magazine at the time.
    Life & Style
  • Celebrities Who've Gone Without Airbrushing

    For its April 2009 issue, French Elle magazine decided to feature eight famous European faces on the cover sans make-up, re-touching or Photoshopping. One of them was Italian actress Monica Bellucci.
    Elle
  • Celebrities Who've Gone Without Airbrushing

    When Eva Herzigova, a Czech model and actress, posed for the cover of French Elle magazine in April 2009, she agreed to appear au natural, without makeup or any re-touching. Actresses Charlotte Rampling, Sophie Marceau and other famous female faces did the same for the magazine's "Stars Sans Fards" series.
    Elle
  • Celebrities Who've Gone Without Airbrushing

    Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin posed, un-airbrushed, on the cover of Newsweek shortly after she was tapped to be Sen. John McCain's running mate for the 2008 presidential election. However, the news magazine caught flack for the cover photo, with many Palin supporters saying the tight shot of "Mama Grizzly" was unflattering.
    Newsweek
  • Celebrities Who've Gone Without Airbrushing

    Jessica Simpson went without makeup or re-touching when she appeared on the cover of the May 2006 issue of Marie Claire. At the time, Simpson told the magazine, "I like the bump in my nose. It's an imperfection, but to me it's perfection. I'm not against reconstructive surgery if it is for a woman to have more confidence."
    Marie Claire
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