Thursday, September 1, 2016

Alicia Keys is Make Up Free

I first noticed it when she performed at the DNC. Then I started seeing commercials for the new season of The Voice. The I watched the season premier of The Voice and I figured out what was different. She didn't have any makeup on.



And she looked beautiful.

My first thought was "how brave". My next thought was "her skin must be so healthy". I have never been really good at applying makeup, but I still cannot leave my house without mascara and blush. Like ever. Even when we go camping I put on makeup on every morning.

Why? Why do I have this need to cover my face everyday. Alicia Keys stated,

“I don’t want to cover up anymore. Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.”

She feels that makeup has a negative impact on women's self esteem, especially young women. This desire to be perfect and the makeup industry make millions on girls covering up their faces. It's amazing how makeup can change your face. I have to admit that I am obsessed with makeup artists snapchat stories. They can completely transform someone. But I think what Ms. Keys is trying to say is, what's wrong with ourselves that we want to transform ourselves. This #nomakeup revolution that Keys is starting is a great reminder to love ourselves.

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