image credit: vogueparis.tumblr.com via the tfs forums
Like forum member Starry explained, the November issue of Vogue Paris has “kind of been its annual Beauty issue since [Emmanuelle] Alt is editor-in-chief,” indicated by the use of close-up shots of models for the cover. This year, Brazilian über-model Gisele Bündchen appears on the cover, wearing more makeup than usual in the picture shot by Inez & Vinoodh. As expected, there is little objection about the cover choice on the tFS forums and many members were happy with the cover.
“So this is a beauty issue? Well it’s a perfect shot for that, I also love the masthead, but it’s all about her gorgeous hair, I will buy this on account of liking the cover alone,” wrote Miss Dalloway.
Yet many members were not satisfied with the heavy makeup and how Gisele's skin matches the salmon-colored masthead. Street_a_Licious asked, “Whose idea was it to dump that much makeup on her???”
“She looks absolutely gorgeous, yet slightly too orange, and this is a perfect cover,” found anlabe32.
Starry agreed about Gisele looking "too orange" and posted, “This cover does nothing to me, her face looks so orange, which is not very good.”
And miguelalmeida commented, “I'm sorry, I love Gisele … but she looks so strange I don't know how to explain it but her expression is so off in my opinion!”
For a beauty issue, the makeup on Gisele here is indeed not exactly convincing, but at the same time, Gisele proves that not even such unfortunate makeup can ruin her naturally flawless face. And nevertheless, this is a beautiful image and, as Mat Cyruss put it, this is a “good cover with the right cozy autumn mood.”