Alicia Keys’s decision to go makeup free was announced via a Lenny letter a few months ago. I told you guys then that I couldn’t really wrap my mind around why this was a thing in the first place.
The thing is, believe it not, most makeup wearers are makeup-free more times than not. When I worked in an office, I wore concealer or BB cream, mascara, and lipstick. At home? Nada? Running errands? Nada. Going out to eat? Only if I felt like it.
But then Miss Keys decided it was a movement of sort, and has been showing us her bare face every chance she gets:
Ultimately I think it’s good for young girls to see women living confidently without any adornments. But now that we’re 3 months into this, the “no makeup” stance is starting to feel old. I know this is a bit contradictory, because I’m writing about it too, but WHAT is the big deal already? I’d like to move on. What is the point and how long will it go on? Can we, as a collective, get back to enjoying your music without being distracted by all this nothingness?