Like walking across a rocky path barefooted, it is somewhat difficult and sometimes even painful for women to live up to society’s beauty standards. Judging women by appearance and pressuring them to look good by portraying perfect airbrushed faces on magazines only increases insecurities and further pushes them away from embracing their true natural self and beauty.
Notable singer Alicia Keys took a bold step in wearing no make-up at the MTV Video Music Awards, which happened recently on August 28, 2016. In an article by Upworthy, Alicia Keys expresses her make-up free undertaking, stating, “I don’t want to cover up anymore,” which literally meant a make-up free lifestyle. While some may see her actions as careless, her actions speak of confidence and empowerment where women need not be pressured to hide their imperfections from the world.
There is no wrong, however, in wanting to wear make-up but women should know that make-up is just an extension of what is hidden behind it, which is real beauty. Being able to embrace imperfections and the real you is more beautiful than any make-up a women puts on.
Click the link to find out more about Alicia Key’s reason for her no make-up look at the VMA’s: http://www.upworthy.com/alicia-keys-look-at-the-vmas-shows-she-meant-it-when-she-said-shes-over-makeup?c=pop