Make no mistake, Laura Brown’s InStyle rivals heavyweight fashion glossies like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and ELLE. Brown has managed to secure everyone from Jodie Comer to Regina King to Jennifer Lopez as cover stars this year alone. Now we can add Salma Hayek to the impressive list. The actress and producer stuns on the flawless July 2021 cover wearing a black velvet blazer and trousers from Alberta Ferretti courtesy of Sam Ranger for the image shot by Charlotte Hadden.
But something was off. “It looks like her younger self trying to be her current self, if that makes sense? Too airbrushed…” said Xone.
“Doesn’t look like her,” stated caioherrero.
“She looks like Stifler’s mom from American Pie,” joked avonlea002.
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“When you get your makeup done at the mall,” voiced GivenchyHomme.
“I like what they were going for, but the airbrushing looks too obvious and overall it just lacks…polish?” wrote KINGofVERSAILLES.
“I like this and love Salma Hayek, but the cover looks more like a holiday/fall cover to me,” Handbag Queen pointed out.
Urban Stylin was also underwhelmed: “The idea was good, but she looks bored here.”
“Not a bad cover shot,” confessed mikel.
“I genuinely thought this was Jessica Alba upon first glance, but I love the colors of the cover just as much as I do the styling. The cover photograph itself is gorgeous, Salma Hayek really has photographed beautifully and I’m definitely able to appreciate the minimal cover lines,” declared vogue28.
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