Our February cover girl Alicia Keys started the no-makeup movement, and now there’s a Ciara no-makeup red carpet appearance you’re going to want to see. You may recall the powerful essay Keys wrote for Lenny Letter back in May 2016, in which she stated she would not “cover herself up anymore.” Since then, celebrities like Jennifer Garner, Drew Barrymore, Adele, and even Hillary Clinton have jumped on that beautiful, self-empowering train. Now, mommy-to-be Ciara has taken this movement to the red carpet.
Ciara decided to discard her go-to smoky-eye and pinky-nude-lip combo, and appeared au naturel at the 2017 Makers conference in California, where hubby Russell Wilson was giving a speech. Ciara was fresh-out-the-shower with wavy wet hair and, from the looks of it, no makeup at all. She showed off her baby bump in a simple white dress with a matching jacket and nude pointed kitten heels, channeling an overall elegant simplicity. And of course, her pregnancy glow was shining bright.
Granted, we can’t be sure that Ciara didn’t have a stitch of makeup on—our editor in chief, Michelle Lee, recently got a no-makeup makeover that required the tiniest bits of foundation, mascara, and brow gel. But this isn’t one of those all-or-nothing things. In the case of the no-makeup movement, it’s the thought—that women don’t need to hide behind layers of thick lacquered paint to feel beautiful or be accepted—that counts.
More makeup-free moments:
- See How Stunning Lily Collins Looks Without Makeup
- See Gigi Hadid Without Makeup in Cutest Selfie With Zayn Malik
- Gabrielle Union Just Rocked the #NoMakeup Look
We’re guessing we’ll see Ciara, who was recently named a Revlon ambassador, back in full glamazon mode soon. One scroll through her Instagram will show you that the star often goes back and forth between makeup-free days and wearing a full beat face. But an impactful red carpet moment like the Ciara no-makeup appearance demonstrates to women everywhere that you don’t have to choose between being full glam or being antimakeup. What you do with your body, your makeup, and well, your life, is nobody’s business but your own.
Now, find out which beauty essentials Ciara always keeps in her bag:
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