Alicia Keys says, “Find your own beauty” #NoMakeup campaign

The talented Alicia Keys decided she was no longer going to stress about being photographed without makeup. The pressure to have that made-up perfection anytime she was not home got to be too much. Besides being a successful entertainer, Keys is mom to two young children, so no doubt there are days she’s juggling too much to want to bother with the perfect look before stepping outdoors.

After seeing a photo of herself with a bare face, Keys decided she looked just fine and wasn’t going to wear makeup all the time anymore. Her bare-faced photographs gained notice and before long a new trend, #NoMakeup, caught fire.

All sorts of female celebrities started posting selfies supposedly without makeup. (I’ve seen a few where I have my doubts no makeup is involved.) Clean faces, bed head, we are seeing it all – well, facially – from women who grace fashion magazines, sing chart-topping hits and star in movies.

After seeing a photo of herself with a bare face, Keys decided she looked just fine and wasn’t going to wear makeup all the time anymore.

“I hope to God it’s a revolution,” Keys told the Huffington Post. “’Cause I don’t want to cover up anymore.”

So to the young girls and women who are holding up bare-faced photos of themselves and judging them against the beautiful entertainers of our day sans makeup, I say: stop. It’s no surprise you feel miserable after looking at Gigi Hadid or Jourdan Dunn and think you don’t measure up. Who wouldn’t?

If hyper-inspecting your photo is what you must do – another product of our times – then do it; but embrace the uniqueness that is you.

Source: Chicago- Sun Times

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