While everyone is stuck on Teyana Taylor’s performance at the VMA’s, I am drooling over Alicia Keys, and her #NoMakeUp Face, not because I think Make up is a bad thing, but because I’m happy that she’s staying true to herself. I actually don’t think her not wearing make up has as much to do with Bravery as it has to do with making choices and sticking it out. This applies to life in general – when you make a choice that you strongly believe in (as long as it’s not harmful to you or others), stick to it. Be You, Do You. There will always be people who think you’re ‘doing the most’, but the important thing is that you’re happy. BE HAPPY !
In a post entitled Time To Uncover, Alicia reveals she is tired of trying to conform to idealistic beauty standards to fit in.
“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.”
Alicia’s concern is the amount to which we now strive to perfection. She commented: “We all get to a point in our lives (especially girls) where we try to be perfect.”
She continued: “How about in junior high school? Where all the “pretty” girls are wearing lipstick and eyeliner and mascara… It’s another moment where some piece of you realizes that to fit in or be thought of as beautiful, you have to cover up to be a bit closer to perfect.”
The star has since performed live at the Champions League Final to 380 million people, wearing no makeup. She also went barefaced for her Vanity Fair and Fault magazine shoots.