“I don’t want to hide myself anymore. Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.” Alicia Keys has made it very clear that her choice to stop using makeup is not just down to aesthetic reasons. This multi-instrument playing singer and American musical genius is not the first to choose to show herself just as she is, without makeup and rejecting the post-production touch-ups that nowadays turn every woman in the newspapers into Barbie.
The hashtag #nomakeup on the main social networks reveals a huge number of images of actresses, singers and models, but also regular women who have made the choice not always to put on the “mask” of perfection that society deems appropriate for women. Tall, short, thin, fat, straight- or curly-haired, made-up or not: you are beautiful when you feel beautiful, when you are happy in your own skin and when no one, from outside, tries to impose their style or way of life on you. Take a look at the gallery for proof…