This Marie Claire, rather than having a date per se, is being pitched as the Beauty Changemakers issue, and indeed about 95 percent of it is about companies and their leaders who are evolving the industry, new products of note, and a piece on Andie MacDowell that touches on her decision to go grey and stay that way. And honestly, no disrespect to Amanda Seyfried, I would have put Andie on the cover. She’s a model, an actress, and a face of L’Oreal, she’s silver and loving it, she’s 64 years old — that sounds like a vastly better “Beauty Changemaker” pick for the front of your magazine than Amanda, whose only link to this particular issue seems to be that she wears red lipstick in The Dropout. Seriously. That’s basically it. The profile dances around a couple topics with a light touch, mentioning the Elizabeth Holmes aesthetic briefly, and mostly focusing on stuff like how her NYC doormen all want her to do That Voice, how she came to fame slowly, why she bought a farmhouse upstate in 2013:

“I think being really famous [young] must really fucking suck,” she says in between bites of scrambled eggs and salad. “It must make you feel completely unsafe in the world. I see these younger actors who think they have to have security. They think they have to have an assistant. They think their whole world has changed. It can get stressful. I’ve seen it happen to my peers. So, I bought a farm. I was like, let’s go in the opposite way.”

And I guess she and some friends are randomly starting a company called Make It Cute that wants to sell non-hideous playhouses tall enough for kids to stand in, and made from sustainable materials. That’s fine, and I wish them all success with their tall non-hideous playhouses but like… maybe that’s better for an Entrepreneurs issue, or the I Bought a Farmhouse issue, or something? Like I said: It felt like a very tenuous connection. And I haven’t even gotten into that makeup. It’s a REAL choice to make your cover model look like she got slapped hard across the face. Yikes. There is a quad of photos of her in the piece — the ones where she’s in pink — and any one of those would have been better.

[Photos: Victoria Will; Marie Claire’s Beauty Changemakers issue will be on newsstands May 16]