Alicia Keys has been taking a stand against unrealistic beauty ideals by going without makeup for public events. Many people have been inspired and are following her lead in the no makeup movement, including fellow celebrities such as Gabrielle Union and Kim Kardashian. But it’s not just for celebrities—everyone can find empowerment by embracing their natural beauty—except for me. I’m just too beautiful.
I really wanted to be a part of the movement of women who dare to show their plain, makeup free faces in public. So I decided to skip my normal routine of foundation, concealer, mascara, and blush, and go natural. Then all I had to do was wait to be praised for my bravery. But to my surprised, no one even noticed!
“I’m not even wearing any makeup!” I loudly announced to anyone who would listen. “I’m proving a point!”
“That’s impossible,” said one of my friends. “I don’t believe you.”
“Surely, you must be wearing some tinted moisturizer?!” exclaimed my mailman.
It was so frustrating! I’m so incredibly gorgeous, I couldn’t get anyone to believe that this is my natural face. With my clear, glowing, porcelain skin and rosy cheeks, it’s no wonder people insisted that I must be wearing makeup. But no, it’s just pure genetic luck!
I considered sticking with the no makeup movement anyway, but I wasn’t getting any credit for it, so it didn’t seem worth it. Why must I be cursed with such beauty?