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Alicia Keys’ ‘Empowered’ New Look

“It is the strongest, most empowered, most free, and most honestly beautiful that I have ever felt,” Alicia Keys said of ditching makeup. Before, the singer said she felt worried about being photographed without it. “These were the insecure, superficial, but honest thoughts I was thinking,” she said. “And all of it, one way or another, was based too much on what other people thought of me.”

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Gabrielle Union Bares Her Face and Covers Her Tresses

Actress Gabrielle Union joined the #NoMakeup trend this year by posting a freckle-baring selfie on her Snapchat story in October. “No makeup, head wrap, hey Alicia Keys I see you!” she said, mentioning she joined the movement Keys began.