Alicia Keys made a pretty bold statement at the VMAs awhile ago: appearing to a celeb-run event with not a trace of make-up on, and she looked really good! Props go to Alicia for keeping it real, ladies.



Do you realize however that it’s also silly that this is what people are talking about? The expected standard is perfection. But what we yet to realize is that there are many forms of this. There is small and large, black and white, tall and short. Each one of us is different but each one of us is the same. My point is, that the drama behind all of this is because of how we look. Girls, we can be god damn proud if we’re looking sexy af, but if you’re trying to pull-off the no make-up look, wear it proud girl, wear it proud. (Who didn’t love Topenga)



We can sometimes look we’re about to throw down the murda business, but it is hard to handle a society that focuses so much on a beauty standard. But I say embrace it. Do whatever works for you and tell everyone else to suck your tits. Simple. Really though, Alicia Keys is setting an amazing example for girls now-a-days. She gets very open with an interview and made the statement,

“I don’t want to cover up anymore,” she wrote in Lenny. “Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.”


Hell ya Alicia! Tell ’em. And there you have it, Alicia has no f***s about the whole scenario. Just her and her cutey Swizz Beatz killin’ it at the VMAs. It was a good show with lots of woman getting the spotlight and that is totally awesome. More woman need to get out there and show the world what you can do. You can be smart and gorgeous at the same time; and being gorgeous doesn’t have to have make-up involved.