Nigella Lawson in British Vogue April 2014: I Was Terrified of Being Photographed Without Makeup

Posted Tuesday March 4, 2014 4:30 PM GMT

Making her mark on the iconic magazine for the first time, Nigella Lawson scored the cover of British Vogue magazine's April 2014 issue

The 54-year-old celebrity chef looked stunning in an emerald dress for the Nathaniel Goldberg-shot front page while opening up about her busy career and her beauty imperfections.

"I do writing about food, but there's so much that interests me," Miss Lawson explained. "I've been working - in a cottage-industry way - on an app, which, if it works, could be deeply thrilling."

She continued, "I do love what I do, but there are other parts of my brain that I haven't flexed in a professional way. I do sometimes think that I've let the more analytical part of my brain slump slightly."

In regards to her "flaws," Nigella stated, "I was terrified of being photographed without makeup. I have having my looks talked up. It always makes me feel [like] I'm going to be a disappointment in the flesh."

Photo Credit: Nathaniel Goldberg for British Vogue