Les Mis Proves That The French Revolution Was Great For Your Skin

Les Miserable

If you’re the kind of girl who’s sick of clear-skinned celebrities hawking Proactiv, yet frustrated with your own ability to keep your face blemish free then there’s only one solution for you: THE FRENCH REVOLUTION!

While I don’t think we should view the upcoming musical-thriller Les Miserables as any kind of historical documentary, I think it’s fair to apply the label docudrama to it. These are the kind of re-enactions that you only see going down on Discovery ID during all-day Sunday marathons. Truly I’m blown away by how well these actors recreated the French Revolution with so much authenticity and so much attention to detail. Who knew that prisoners in that day had such beautiful voices! I could listen to Hugh Jackman croon about his wayward history all the livelong day.

But Hugh Jackman’s voice isn’t even the  most impressive part of Les Miserables. No, the most impressive part is that everyone looked absolutely fab-u-lous. Like are you fighting against a tyrannical monarchy or are you prepping for the red carpet? The men, the women, the children — everyone glowed like a pregnant celebrity who’s a day away from giving birth.



Let’s start with Anne Hathaway playing Fantine. Ever since the movie started shooting, we’ve been subjected to stories about her losing insane amounts of weight through a diet that’s so horrible that it makes a juice cleanse sound fun. But tell you what, she still looked gorgeous and beautiful. Even as she lay dying in that hospital bed, surrounded by the spirit of her daughter Cosette, she looked great. Better than me on my best day.

Jean Valjean


Next we have Hugh Jackman playing the heroic Jean Valjean. The man walks through literal shit in the movie and pulls it off beautifully. Seriously, scenes like that usually disgust me. But for the first time ever, I’m like wow, shit, not the worst beauty regimen I’ve ever seen. The man’s spent his entire life running from the police and he’s in phenomenal shape. If this doesn’t inspire a new workout routine called “French Revolution Hide n’ Seek (the tummy bulge)” I’ll be shocked.



Ah, who’s next? Could it be the lovely Samantha Barks who plays the beautiful prostitute Eponine. Her family’s a mess. They’re also low-level criminals. If this movie got remade as a modern-day film, a therapist would surely sing a lovely rendition of “Eponine, I hope I take your insurance because you’re in need of a good cry!” But nonetheless, she looked amazing. Sure her hair could have used a nice brushing, but other than that, I’d copy her look any day of the week. Dare I say she looked radiant as she sang “On My Own” in the rain.



Of course, we can’t talk about Eponine without bringing up Marius, played by Eddie Redmayne. One he’s hot in real life. Like 2012 real life. So if you’re following the pattern here, you can only imagine how much hotter he looks in revolutionary France. Despite being in the presence of danger and cannons and tyranny, he looks flawless. Like maybe he has a little bit of dirt on his face at one point, but can’t we all say that at some point during the typical work day?

Les Misérables


Last but not least, we have Amanda Seyfried who plays Cosette. As the human embodiment of the porcelain doll your parents never allowed you to play with (even though some idiot relative thought it was an appropriate gift for a second-grader), she certainly glows the most in the movie. I think she actually walks around with a halo. I think, don’t take my word for that.

So I guess in conclusion, we need to bottle up some of this French Revolutionary magic into some kind of night cream. Maybe even day cream. Clearly it brings out the best in people. The absolute best! I’m not usually one to dispense beauty advice, but I can’t pretend that I didn’t discover this amazing solution!

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    • Jodi

      Except it wasn’t set during the French Revolution.

      • Jenni

        It was set during an attempted French Revolution-ish.

    • Kait

      haha yeah, Les Mis is set during the early 19th century…

      • Jenni

        How can I focus on historical facts with such beautiful faces singing at me on the big screen?

    • Lori

      dude, its a musical, its Hollywood, its fiction. Its not supposed to be a history channel documentary. Give the actors a break just because they’re not hideous and have a good make up team does not mean this film is any less amazing. Anne had to loose 15 pounds in 14 days I don’t think the fact that she doesn’t have rosacea is going to factor into her Oscar nomination

      • Jenni

        Is Fantine supposed to have Rosacea??

      • Lori

        yes, and facial scars and acne and scales and a glass eye. Anything less is a half-assed mockery of the plight of her French Revolution-ish plight.

    • http://twitter.com/AskGlitterBlog The Glitter Blog

      I wish people wouldn’t blog about books they’ve never read and movies they’ve never seen.

      • Jenni

        Do you know someone who’s done that?

    • http://twitter.com/PixieAngelo Pixie Bob Travel Guy

      I applaud Hugh Jackman’s juicy neck zit, glowing like a full moon during Valjean’s Confession to Marcus. So go easy on the French poo; all that rich food can still cause you to break out, even after the fact.

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    • Melissa

      Eponine isn’t a prostitute!