A makeup-free epiphany?
June 06, 2016

Why did the Alicia Keys decide that she will no longer wear makeup? The singer has written a powerful message entitled Time to Uncover on to explain to us the reason why she made this odd decision. 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." She continues: "We all get to a point in our lives (especially girls) where we try to be perfect. 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 35 year old star was far from exaggerating; after this inspiring post, she was seen performing live at the Champions League Final and went to her Vanity Fair photoshoot wearing no makeup at all. Not even concealer!


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