Jennifer Lawrence's Makeup-Free Look Was a Big Mistake

Jennifer LawrenceAll right. I'm gonna be brutally honest, here. After seeing Jennifer Lawrence's barely there makeup at the premiere of The Great Gatsby -- I really think choosing to go so light on the eyeliner and eye shadow this time around was a bad idea.

Yes, I know she's young and fresh-faced and has a natural vibe going on and doesn't need a whole lot of makeup to look good. But in this case, especially given the formality of the event, she probably should've gone a bit heavier on the cosmetics.

And I'll tell you why.

Jen is gorgeous, but she also has a baby-faced appearance, so when she doesn't play up her eyes, she looks much younger than she actually is. Granted, for 30- and 40-somethings, this is generally a good thing. But in her case, at 22, she actually looks more like 15 when she chooses to go the minimal makeup (or makeup-free) route. She looks so much less sophisticated -- like she really didn't put any sort of effort in at all.

Here's a photo of the smoky-eyed look she usually wears.

Jennifer Lawrence

So much better, right?

I know putting on makeup can be a chore, and there are days when I definitely wish I didn't have to do it. But as a general rule of thumb, unless I'm headed to the beach or gym -- I never, EVER leave the house without makeup, in particular eye makeup.

Whenever I don't have it on, I look tired, washed-out, and downright plain-Jane. Even if I only have time to dab on a little mascara -- that's better than going out in public wearing nothing at all on my eyes.

Think about it for a second -- what's the first thing you look at when you go to talk to someone? Their eyes, right? And Jennifer's eyes are the first thing I noticed when I saw the pics of her at that premiere, and they jumped out immediately, though not in a good way.

She's such a beautiful girl, and she does the whole smoky-eye thing SO well. She really ought to stick to that look in the future instead of downplaying her features so much. Even if she wears the same eye makeup over and over again, sticking with what works is sometimes a better option than venturing so far off-course.

What do you think of Jennifer's more natural look?


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nonmember avatar me

I'll take no makeup

LostS... LostSoul88

It's women like you that make women feel like they are ugly with-out make-up. 

women liek you are the reason why many women still have self-esteem problems. I syre hope you don't have any children. Teachign them looks are all that matters is going to make them depressed or met or treat someone like shit that isn;'t considered"pretty" because they don't fit what you claim is ugly.

Jennifer Lawerance is beautiful with or withour make-uop

You my dear are ugly inside and out. 

cassi... cassie_kellison

I like it, her eyes look much bigger without the makeup. She looks beautiful either way.

nonmember avatar Rory Gilmore

I think you're awful. Seriously. Just awful. And I can't figure out why you are constantly being so hateful towards other women. Is it because you have low self esteem yourself? Or because you don't have enough confidence in your writing that you have to be awful to get page hits and comments? Either way, you should be embarrassed.

bella... bellacazzate

Well, I'll say what everyone else is thinking:

Fuck off, Mary Fischer. 

hello... hellokd87

Are you women serious getting upset over an OPINION? personally, i myself think I look better with the smokey eye & mascara than without it. Even with just the top eyeliner & mascara I feel naked. But that's MY preference. It's not the final word & gavel slam in the entertainment industry. Get a sense of humor & thicker skin or get off the sight if you can't handle it.


What the hell is wrong with you?Just because you might be insecure doesn't mean everyone else is.You sound like some lady from the 1950s .Sometimes the best beauty "secret" is beautiful skin.Next, you'll be up in arms because she's not wearing pearls while she is doing dishes.I'd say lighten up,but clearly that is a word lacking in vocabulary. 

jhslove jhslove

I could tell just from the title who wrote this piece. And no, that's not a compliment.

BeccaLS BeccaLS

Honestly? I think she looks better without the make up. She's beautiful either way, but she doesn't need make up to look fantastic. Just because you do doesn't mean she does.

tnyangel tnyangel

Good for Jen for going natural and bad on Cafe Mom for letting you print that crap. Even more awesome is that most of us reading it wonder what you were thinking?! Mistake? We think not. 


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