Credit: Allure

On the heels of news that Ryan Gosling may have impregnated girlfriend Eva Mendes, we’ve got an update on the woman we kinda sorta wish was still with the Gos (sorry, Eva).

Of course, we’re talking about Ryan’s The Notebook co-star, Rachel McAdams. Rachel graces the cover of Allure for the August 2014 issue and she’s looking years younger than her 1978 birth year would suggest.

E! Online tells us it’s been nearly two years since Rachel last appeared on the cover of a major magazine and for her big return to glossies and on the Beauty Expert to boot the Canadian actress wears minimal makeup.

She’s rocking a little pink on the cheeks, maybe a small bit of lip color, and what looks to be a totally naked eye. It’s fresh, fun, and perfect for a summer issue!

Rachel, who turns 36 this November, keeps a low profile personally but her professional life has been making plenty of headlines lately in no small part because of a monumental anniversary: the 10-year mark of The Notebook. Rach’s audition tape for the chick flick to end all chick flicks appeared online earlier this year (as if by magic) and it quickly reminded us why we love The Notebook even after all these years and tears later.

Do you like the fresh look or prefer your magazine covers a bit more stylized?

SourcesAllure, E! Online, BuzzFeed

Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!