This month, the running trend on magazine covers was natural, which translated into clean makeup and hair (even for Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga) and a notably unretouched image of Zoë Kravitz. Fashion was low-key as well, which made for a number of snoozy shots. In fact, many of this month’s cover shots looked like throwaways and, given the beauties that graced the October issues, it’s hard to believe this was really as good as it gets. Let’s hope the glossies step it up for the holidays.
On a positive note, there was a good amount of diversity this month with Janet Jackson, Namie Amuro, Issa Rae, Chrissy Teigen and more all getting covers. Here’s a look at the best and worst October 2018 fashion magazine covers.