After Anna Selezneva‘s fashion-forward cover for the September issue, Allure Russia’s October cover appears to be fairly generic. Lily Aldridge fronts the new issue sporting purple eyeshadow, pink lips and rose blush for the cover image, which could just be any regular candid of the Victoria’s Secret Angel. Lily’s last major fashion magazine cover was back in July 2014 for Vogue Mexico, where the dark-haired beauty looked sensational!
Our forum members certainly aren’t giving the cover rave reviews. “I have a problem with all (or most) covers: I wish they were slightly less zoomed in. I’m a sucker for having close-ups but they overdo it a bit,” wrote KateTheGreatest.
“She’s never been my cup of tea and this isn’t helping. It appears as though there’s a very unattractive pinky, grayish cast to her skin like the makeup artist didn’t have a clue about correctly matching her skin tone, and the dreaded too light under eye concealer look. Reminds me of Bobbi Brown‘s handiwork which is supposed to be oh so natural yet the makeup is always visible and sitting on the skin, and the blatant airbrushing of her pores. Subtlety can go along way…” noted an unsatisfied ellastica.
Also not a fan of the makeup was fashionlover2001, who posted, “Horrible eye makeup job! Just ghastly!”
“It looks like a candid from [the] Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for me LOL,” joked fluxxx.
“Given their other covers, I think this is Russian Allure‘s definition of a ‘natural look,'” posted tigerrouge.
A few members begged to differ, though. “First AR cover I like in a looong time. Still they can´t go all the way and produce a killer cover imo, this time the pink is overwhelming,” declared kokobombon, indicating Allure Russia’s covers are becoming stronger.
“Wow, a breath of fresh air. No edgy makeup or quirky expressions. Happy for Lily,” raved Benn98.
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