Our no make-up queen! It’s no secret that Alicia Keys is a fresh-faced goddess, however there’s a motive the 39-year-old gave up carrying make-up a number of years in the past.
Again in 2016, the “Lady on Hearth” singer famously launched a #NoMakeup marketing campaign to protest the judgement ladies face day-after-day over their look. Nevertheless it wasn’t nearly combating the nice combat. There have been additionally some private protests behind her determination.
“Make-up was a giant factor for me; I had been carrying it since I used to be, like, 16 years outdated,” she mentioned within the autumn/winter 2020 Glamour U.K. challenge. “After which, as I bought into the music world, it was what you probably did day-after-day to do your tv, or to do your shoot.” She started wearing makeup, not out of delight, however as a result of she thought that’s what she needed to do.
“I noticed I turned hooked on it,” she defined. “I didn’t really feel comfy with out it.”
With that being mentioned, the hitmaker has all the time recognized the right way to uphold her particular person sense of id. “The strain to attempt to [get me to] put on extra dressy issues… that simply wasn’t who I used to be and it’ll by no means be who I’m,” she informed the publication. “And whilst I develop now, and might actually really feel comfy in a number of methods and styles, I nonetheless am who I’m. So, I used to be completely satisfied that I used to be fairly robust from the start. And my administration early on was all the time very supportive about that.”
One other factor she’s maintained a powerful attachment to is braids, because of the coiffure’s cultural connection.“Hair is such a stunning expression of our individuality and deserves to be revered,” she mentioned. “I’ve all the time been happy with carrying braids and I really like studying concerning the energy of hair.”
She continued that carrying braids even nonetheless makes her really feel like royalty. “There’s one thing so stunning concerning the Blackness of it, about my African ancestry that I simply really feel actually related to.”
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