"I see myself as a short little person who looks very young. I don't pay much attention to physical stuff; it's about the whole picture and just being comfortable with who you are."
"There's a vulnerability to being photographed without having your eyes defined or your eyebrows filled in, but I don't wear a lot of makeup in my personal life.... I find that men, in my past, have preferred me without it. They always said, 'No, take that off.'"
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"I get my hair and makeup done at work. After a while you get tired of being touched. When you do it all the time, it's refreshing when you don't do it.... Tony [Parker, her fiancé] says he loves the way I look when I wake up in the morning, which is the reason why I'm marrying him."
"My mom is white, so I grew up thinking that women should be fair and blonde. Things I was made fun of for—thick lips and a curvy body—got better as I got older."
"I admire people with beautiful skin, so I really like getting compliments on my skin. I'm always examining it with a large mirror and always looking at the flaws."
ROSARIO DAWSON, 27
"I always thought my jawline was manly. I have this pockmark on my chin from when I was 9. I used to get freaked out about it because people thought it was a pimple. But those are the things I've become really comfortable with as I've gotten older. My scars."
"I don't feel the need to impress anymore. I've worked for a long time to get where I am, and now I can be comfortable in my own skin. I feel more in control of my life. Outward appearance is just secondary to the confidence that I feel inside."
"I am not afraid to show myself to people. A woman is lying if she says she doesn't have a few issues, but I try to shrug them off. My best friend and I play the 'I'm glad ...' game. It's like, 'I may have gained 5 lbs., but ...'"
"The best thing about going without makeup is that it takes a lot less time to get ready. You don't have to worry about mascara spilling or eyeliner running or about touching up during the day. You can wash your face at any time. You feel comfortable and free."
RASHIDA JONES, 31
"I tend to leave the house without makeup all the time. I'm kind of lazy that way. Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that's beautiful."