May 3, 2013 at 11:38 AM ET
Jennifer Lawrence has already impressed us by winning an Oscar and by being fun pretty much every time she shows up anywhere. The actress caught our attention again this week by putting her freshest face forward at the New York premiere of "The Great Gatsby" on Wednesday.
At 22 years old it certainly wouldn't take much for Lawrence to pull off a youthful glow. But her minimal-makeup look was striking enough to make headlines, perhaps because we've become so accustomed to the super smokey eyes she and many of Hollywood's leading ladies stare back at us with these days.
It's not like she was snapped by the paparazzi while running out for a quadruple Americano in her sweat pants. Those makeup-free photos always seem to make us happy that stars do wear makeup. This was a major film premiere at New York's Lincoln Center. Leonardo DiCaprio was there. And other spiffy people.
Wearing a sleeveless black dress with her hair pulled back and no jewelry, the star of "Silver Linings Playbook" and "The Hunger Games" was almost unrecognizable for all the right reasons -- her natural beauty and her lack of fear of showing her "real" face in public.