Léa Seydoux Bares it All…

The Gentlewoman
The Gentlewoman
W Magazine
Rag & Bone Campaign
Rag & Bone Campaign
Rag & Bone Campaign

W’s October cover announces that French actress Léa Seydoux is “On the Verge.” But with no fewer than four major fall magazine covers, a Rag & Bone campaign, and two forthcoming Holiday 2013 films—Grand Central and Palme d'Or winner Blue is the Warmest Color (not to mention an upcoming role as fashion designer/YSL muse Loulou de la Falaise in Yves Saint Laurent)—we’d venture to say she's gone past the verge and come back around the other side. In other words: she's very much arrived.

And yet Léa Seydoux remains the very definition of mysterious starlet. She's seemingly baring it all in her most recent shoots, going from slightly undone (and in the rain, for Rag & Bone), to coy (in no-makeup-makeup for The Gentlewoman), to unabashedly nude with a brushed-up brow (in the just-relaunched Lui). Her enigmatic quality is perhaps best captured, however, by Juergen Teller in Jalouse, wherein the actress sports no makeup and clothes that suggest she just rolled out of bed (no pants, silk robes, oversized t-shirts). This is probably how you'd find her most of the time. As Seydoux told us in her Top Shelf, “I don’t really wear makeup every day. Sometimes I like to be ugly, and very natural.”

While we’ll agree to disagree on the idea that she could ever look 'ugly,' we are left wondering whether we should we make like Léa and ditch the under-eye concealer. Thoughts? Questions? Concerns?

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  • elle

    i personally LOVE natural eye circles with a little bit of red lipstick. i feel like it makes you look beautiful with a touch of death.

  • Chantel

    Beautiful photo.

  • Lavang

    Love her whole look in the last shot. The hair, the dress, even her boobs look amazing. She definitely has the je ne sais quoi!

  • Charlotte

    ahhh she's so gorgeous. love her.

  • Bird

    Personally, I like a little concealer and mascara with some glossy eyelids and lip balm. I'm a fan of circles when paired with gorgeous skin and a slight sheen, because that's when people look their most natural and often best. Lea, although, has such a gorgeous facial structure that she just doesn't need makeup at all. The rag and bone campaign is phenomenal!

  • http://madamecouture.blogspot.com/ Emma Hager

    She's got this raw femininity that is unmatched.

  • konglishbeauty

    Overdone undereye concealer looks much worse than natural darkness under the eye which can give dimension and depth. I'm glad concealer exists but it's all too easy to go OTT. I've caught myself in the mirror sometimes with the weird white/grey rings and resolved to be more conservative with the Touche Eclat!

  • Une petite Bruxelloise

    I saw her in Grand Central, and I didn't even know her before, but even with chopped off hair she looked amazingly beautiful. I think she's definitely one to watch out for....


  • lulu

    I find her more stunning with the short hair, it draws more attention to her unique face.

  • http://www.jacquelinefonte.com/ Jacqueline Fonte

    I'm over concealer these days. I feel like kardashian-types took it to a kabuki level and we all went overboard with it. @bb3c54e702db794a4236d0b7626b4b36:disqus said it perfectly: lipstick with a touch of death feels like my marching orders this fall.


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