Alicia Keys Wore No Makeup At The VMAs And Absolutely Slayed

As much as we appreciate the small miracle that a daily dose of makeup provides, there’s certainly something to be said for a natural look. It’s easy to get swept up in societal expectations especially with all the recent cosmetic trends.

That’s why it can be refreshing to see a celeb who clearly has the funds and means to be wearing a face full of makeup all the time, but chooses to go completely natural. Alicia Keys, for example has been a huge inspiration for women everywhere to own their natural beauty.

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Earlier this year, Alicia Keys vowed to live a life free of makeup.

😘😘 @ebonymagazine September Issue… Feeling free! 🙌🏽🙌🏽

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The artist wrote an essay for LennyLetter in May announcing her decision to no longer wear makeup. She hoped it would help her on a journey to self-discovery and self-love.

And she made no exceptions for the VMA’s Saturday night, where she of course slayed.

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Keys boldly walked the red carpet in her natural look and we couldn’t be more impressed. Tbh, I’m usually self conscious about leaving the house with no makeup on and this queen struts her beauty in front of millions of people.

The singer still didn’t alter her look when she delivered an inspirational speech on stage.

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In honor of the 53rd anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Keys performed an original poem and an a capella piece in front of viewers across the world.

Fans were inspired by Keys’ commitment to her natural look.

Unfortunately, there were some haters too.

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But fans were quick to have Keys’ back.

She also made it clear that just because she’s sans cosmetics doesn’t mean she’s against them.

Talk about real life beauty goals.

We need some of Alicia’s confidence in our lives, like right TF now.

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