Comedian-slash-national treasure Amy Schumer is InStyle’s May cover star. The glossy’s first-ever dedicated beauty issue shows a smoky-eyed Schumer floating in a pool wearing a white Lauren Ralph Lauren one-piece. According to InStyle, the Carter Smith-lensed, Cristina Ehrlich-styled portrait was not airbrushed or altered in any way. (Credit their body-positive attitude…or fear of a scathing Instagram post.)
“It was important to me to have someone representing beauty who is representative of more than a small part of the population,” InStyle editor in chief Laura Brown said of her choice of cover star. “Also, she has a voice. And that is really what I rely on and prioritize in every single person in the magazine. The fact that she looks freaking hot in a one-piece is no small delight.”
Schumer embodies the authentic, low-maintenance vibe the (relatively) newly appointed editor seeks to bring to the publication. In her predictably hilarious cover interview, the always-candid actress broaches familiar topics like drinking (“In the past couple years there have been times when I haven’t drunk for months. What I find is I look so much better, feel amazing…and am so bored. Life isn’t that fun. So I can feel really good for a while, but then it’s one of the things that I look forward to, so until I am told ‘You cannot do this anymore,’ I’ll probably continue to do it.”) and self-esteem (“My parents made me think I was a genius supermodel, and it was kind of too late when I found out that they had been lying.”).
The issue also includes personal essays by Brooke Shields, Debbie Harry and Nicole Richie, who reflect on their signature features (brows, blonde hair and ever-glowing skin, respectively). Sophia Amoruso, who has a semi-autobiographical Netflix series on the way, writes of starting over post-Nasty Gal.
Thus far, our favorite outcome of the issue is Schumer’s requisite video interview (a poor man’s 73 Questions) in which she divulges her must-have beauty product. Check out the clip below.
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The May 2017 edition of InStyle hits newsstands Friday, April 14.