Alicia Keys first detailed her decision to go without makeup in a Lenny Letter, and has since appeared on red carpets, on ‘The Voice,’ and she even attended the BET Awards makeup-free.
Last night, she appeared at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards fresh-faced and a lot of people had something to say about it.
Alicia Keys really looked like she rolled outta bed wit that fresh face?
— Jayna (@Yuhate_nay) August 29, 2016
I personally feel like Alicia Keys' no makeup thing is trite & forced, as in to be the face of something no one asked her to be the face of
— Dear Ashley… (@asj519) August 29, 2016
nah fuck that Alicia should've put something on her face. she looks too plain and don't come at me with that "natural face" bullshit we too
— Marie (@ABY_LaRubia) August 29, 2016
Alicia caught wind of the comments and took to social media with a selfie and some encouragement.
Y'all, me choosing to be makeup free doesn't mean I'm anti-makeup. Do you! ?? pic.twitter.com/Mg0Ug9YA9q
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) August 29, 2016