Kim Kardashian. Blake Lively. Rihanna. Women around the world are constantly flooded with images of female celebrities who have the perfect bodies, hair, and skin. But lately, it seems as if there’s been a turn in the tide. Nowadays, more and more stars are starting to reject the pressure to appear picture-perfect, especially when it comes to makeup. In other words, a significant amount of celebs are tossing their beauty products out the window in exchange for a more natural, bare-faced look. Read on below.
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In an interview with Women’s Health, Drew Barrymore opened up about her views on beauty, stating: “My main beauty tip is don’t say that negative thing when you look in the mirror. It just isn’t healthy…That lack of beating up on ourselves — that’s my new mantra. Happiness is the best makeup; a smile is better than any lipstick you’ll put on.”
It was 2016 when Alicia Keys shocked the world when she arrived at the VMAs wearing absolutely no makeup. While many noted how beautiful and confident she looked, others criticized the singer for her bare face.
Nonetheless, Keys fought back, writing a powerful essay on Lenny Letter, addressing the pressure and insecurities she felt, and how she wanted to stop covering herself up in public. Since then, the empowering, multi-Grammy Award winner has appeared makeup-free dozens upon dozens of times. Go, girl!
“I thought there was something incredible about the idea of no makeup whatsoever, no clothes, and no retouching,” Demi Lovato explained to Vanity Fair in an interview. “It’s empowering and it shows other women you can get to a place where you can overcome obstacles of body image issues. I learned after working very hard on my spirituality and my soul and my body that you can get to a place that you love the skin you’re in and I’m excited to share that with the world.”