12/17/2013 08:25 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Penelope Cruz Cover Is Basically A Repeat Of All Her Past Ones (But We're Not Complaining)

Penelope Cruz is the star of Allure's January 2014 issue, posing for the beauty mag with a close-up on her gorgeous makeup. Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury told Allure, "She has the most incredible features for makeup," and aimed to give her "iconic Dolce Vita eyes and luminous skin" for the cover shoot.

Of course, you barely have to do anything to Penelope's face to make her a cover star -- she's been here before. While we loved this new Mario Testino-shot cover, it looked a tad familiar...

But hey, we're not kvetching about it. Cruz's stunning zoomed-in shot, exposing her playful freckles and, yes, luminous skin, teaches a beauty lesson we can all take home: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

See more photos from Penelope's January 2014 spread (including behind-the-scenes shots) at

Allure, January 2014:

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Elle, November 2013:

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Premiere, March 2001:

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Yellow, May 2009:

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The face of an modern icon:

Penelope Cruz Through The Years

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