Makeup no doubt is still a controversial topic. The debate still rages on whether wearing makeup is “false advertising” or a tool for self-empowerment. Personally speaking, I wear makeup as a form of self-improvement. I enjoy sitting down every day and applying color to my face to enhance my appearance. Yes, I do wear makeup to cover-up my dark spots from puberty, but as far as my personality goes, I am still the same person I was before without makeup. However, that is me. Everyone has their reasons to wear or not to wear cosmetics.
For Alicia Keys, she has made the choice to stop wearing makeup and created something beautiful for herself and others. Photographed for the FAULT Magazine, Alicia Keys is quoted saying she is “learning to try and let go of the word “perfection””. Letting go of perfection has given Ms. Keys the idea to revamp the #NoMakeUp movement by writing a letter voicing her new found freedom.
Check out Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and you will see the hundreds of women and men putting down their brushes and embracing their natural features.
While, you are going to go au naturale for a hour or your whole life–remember you are a beautiful and amazing person. Keep being you.
You can read Alicia Keys’ Letter for more inspiration.