Friday, 3 June 2016

Alicia Keys Launches #NoMakeUp Movement: ‘I Don’t Want to Cover Up Anymore’

Alicia Keys is “sick of” females having to conform to an image determined by society. The 35-year-old singer penned a powerful essay for actress Lena Dunham's website The Lenny Letter, where she discusses her disgust with the pressures placed on women to be perfect and fit into society's rigid standard of beauty. In the poignant composition, the 15-time Grammy Award winner reflects on becoming a "chameleon" in the "harsh, judgmental world of entertainment." This was all crystalized after sitting for a photoshoot with photographer Paola Kudacki for her upcoming sixth ablum and doing it completely makeup free.

Sporting a baseball hat, headscarf and a sweatshirt, Keys admitted that she wasn't comfortable with the idea initially, but later realized how powerful the moment made her feel. "I swear is it the strongest, most empowered, most free, and most honestly beautiful that I have ever felt . . . because my initial intentions realized themselves."

Though Keys is not the first to embrace the bare face trend, the release of her single, "In Common," and the accompanying photo has encouraged women to embrace the #NoMakeup trend and Keys hopes it sparks a revolution and encourages women to be their authentic selves—struggles, dreams and all.

To read Keys' personal essay, visit the Lenny Letter and watch her "In Common" video below.

1 comment:

  1. Alicia keys is looking so beautiful and smart without having any make up. There are many followers of her and her style. The way of her performing various types of activities make them so excited. The essay republic will let the people know about the benefits of their policies.There are many ways to learn more about the quality of the fashion and the life style.