Jessica Simpson Marie Claire
Photo by Marie Claire
Poor Jessica Simpson. A lot is being made of her supposed makeup-free cover of Marie Claire's May issue -- no retouching either. In fact, there is always a rumbling of some sort when it comes to Jessica's looks.

Come on people, do we really need to badger this woman constantly? Wasn't John Mayer's ramblings in Playboy enough?

And perhaps I am being slightly hypocritical by bringing this very subject up right here. 

But I want to defend her. Like a virtual BFF. (If only I could really go out on girl dates with the star to find out how John Mayer was in bed!)

Hollywood Crush says they saw some makeup residue around her eyes and played it off saying maybe she needs a better makeup remover. But she did tell them that her look was all natural.

Most of the readers of Huffington Post thought Jessica had some makeup on.

I say no way. I mean, why would she lie? About something so silly? She's made no excuses about not knowing Chicken of the Sea was tuna and that is a lot more embarrassing.

Her cheeks look too rosy? She probably pinched them right before the photographer snapped. A lick of the lips could make them look glossy. Traces of eyeliner? Have you ever seen the guyliner on Richard Alpert from Lost? It's natural. Some people are just that lucky.

I've seen photos of myself without a stitch of makeup and they are scary. There are tons from the hospital when my twins were born and I've creatively cropped the ugly right out of them. Or ran it through Picnik so it was presentable. If there was a professional photographer in the room, a lot of the ugly would be professionally wiped away just from focus and lighting.

I believe Jessica, and Marie Claire with their claims of no retouching. And I think Jessica looks gorgeous.

Do you think Jessica is wearing makeup?