Women’s looks are constantly under the magnifying glass of the media. Women are continually criticized due to the so-called beauty standards. Yet, the world famous singer, songwriter and producer, Alicia Keys, believes that nobody should dictate to women how they should look or what they should wear. She debates the reality where women are made to believe that they need to look in a certain way to make themselves more likable.
Alicia admits that she used to be under the influence of the media, aiming the ideal. She constantly changed her appearance in order to be accepted by the mass. But now her main target is to stay true to herself and be free to show her real personality, her true face.
The singer did a no makeup photo shoot for her new album. Alicia stated that she felt free, delicate and strong at the same time. She inspired the #nomakeup revolution and over 12 million people were triggered to post photos on Instagram of themselves using the hashtag. Their faces were no more covered with makeup.
She is proud to be “the leader” of these #nomakeup selfies and is happy that people are embracing and accepting themselves just the way they are.