08/28/2013 12:01 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Stunningly Realistic Drawings Capture The Beauty Of Models Without Makeup

We're used to seeing our favorite models coated in layers of glamorous makeup (well, when they're not posting no-makeup selfies on Instagram). But artist Caroline Andrieu has taken some of our favorite faces, specifically the gorgeous spokesmodels of CoverGirl, and stripped away all the excess in stunningly simple illustrations.

Andrieu created the images for the latest issue of Nylon, depicting the legendary CoverGirl muses for a feature called "Pretty Girls." Drawn with a light touch, every strand of hair visible, the pictures let the natural beauty of models Niki Taylor, Tyra Banks, Christie Brinkley plus several celebs shine through.

We know they are just artistic interpretations done by hand; yet somehow, these drawings seem more real and unmodified than the oft-airbrushed photos we're so used to.

See more of the lovely pictures at Andrieu's site, How gorgeous are they?

Niki Taylor:
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Christie Brinkley:
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Tyra Banks:
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