Kerry Washington Covers Marie Claire

There's no "lighting" issue this time.

Kerry Washington is Marie Claire’s latest cover star. As you can see, she’s looking more herself than when she graced the front of InStyle last month:

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When InStyle’s Washington cover hit newsstands, readers criticized the magazine for “whitening” the actress.

InStyle apologized, and put the blame on the photographer. “While we did not digitally lighten Kerry’s skin tone, our cover lighting has likely contributed to this concern,” a statement from the mag’s editors explained.

Let the record show that Marie Claire’s lighting — and perhaps, its photographer — is more reliable than InStyle’s.