Where do you stand? Have you made your mind -and/or face- up yet? Well, no biggie if you haven’t, we are here to help you out. Here’s a short overview of some of the pro’s and con’s, all lined up so you can pick a side (or select a bit from both, of course). We like to end with a more positive note, so let’s listen to the nay-sayers first.
No make-up, nothing but an ugly lie?
You wouldn’t think that going make-up less and writing a statement about it would cause such a stir, but there are in fact a couple of arguments that plead against Alicia’s case. First of all: Alicia has kind of a privileged position. As a celebrity, she is able to say ‘f*ck you’ and to do what she wants, without a lot of consequences. Hate to break it to you, but a lot of women aren’t that lucky. Recent studies have shown that women who wear make-up and do their hair actually earn more than women who don’t. Yep, it’s not right, but right now, that is the case: women who look more put-together gain about 6,000 dollars more than their colleagues who are less bothered by their glam game.
Confidence is key
Another reason is very simple: confidence is key in our society, and truth is: a lot of women don’t feel confident without any make-up. Keys is hashtag blessed with amazing, clear and glowy skin, and that is something not everyone can say. This is the ugly truth: if Alicia Keys’s skin wasn’t as perfect, she would get ten times the backlash she’s getting now. That’s what annoys people: Keys’s revolutions seems preserved for the pretty, who will still look pretty even without make-up.