Although media tends to push it’s definition of beauty on us: stick straight tresses, extravagant extensions, false lashes, fake behinds, lip fillers — the list goes on. Embracing your natural beauty is key to building self-confidence. Whether it’s laugh lines, freckles, kinky, frizzy hair, birth marks, or age spots, those are the features that make an individual unique. Most recently, Alicia Keys penned a powerful essay on Lenny, depicting the struggles and pressures women go through in search of perfection. In fact, it was Keys’ following statement, vowing to stop covering up, that launched the #nomakeup movement.
“Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing,” she wrote. And, in just the few days, since the article hit the web, it appears the songstress has made good on her promise, flooding our timelines with effortless, makeup free selfies.
Inspired by Keys and summer, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite naturally beautiful celebs, embracing their natural beauty for the ‘Gram. Hit the flip to see if your favorite celeb made the cut.