Alicia Keys started the #nomakeup movement to empower women to embrace their natural beauty. She vowed to stop covering up, “Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.”
Thanks to Keys a lot of celebrities have caught on and showed us that we don’t need makeup to be beautiful. Cynthia Baily, Nia Long, Ciara, Mya, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Tamera Mowry, Gabrielle Union, Oprah, Beyoncé, Lupita and several other celebrities have posted their #nomakeup pics and they all look fabulous! Not to mention most of these women are over 30 and are slaying most 20 somethings.
I am excited about the movement, it is very empowering. I don’t think women will stop wearing makeup but I hope it will help them realize they don’t need it. There are some women that will not leave the house without makeup due insecurities they have. It is vital for us to realize that that no one is perfect. Most importantly you must love yourself, every freckle, every wrinkle, and mole, you must love you first!
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