When everyone else’s face is “done-up,” choosing to be natural is bound to make you stand out.
But when Alicia Keys continued her makeup-free campaign at the 2016 VMAs on Sunday, some people noticed her bare face for all the wrong reasons and decided to hate.
However Key’s husband, producer Swizz Beatz, was not shy about addressing criticism about his wife’s style choices, telling critics maybe they should be the ones to take a look in the mirror.
“This is deep. Somebody sitting home mad because somebody didn’t wear makeup on their face,” he said in an Instagram video on Monday.
“Not your face, but they didn’t put makeup on their face because they just didn’t feel like wearing makeup,” he continued. “But you mad because that person didn’t put on makeup to please you? Type of sh** is this? Cause you can do whatever you wanna do.”
“She didn’t tell y’all don’t wear no makeup,” he continued. “She just said that she’s not vibin’ with the makeup all the way 100 percent like that. That’s kinda her thing that she wanna do.”
Keys also weighed in on Twitter, with another make-up free smiling photo that said it all: “Y’all, me choosing to be makeup free doesn’t mean I’m anti-makeup. Do you!”
With or without make-up, you have to respect a woman with confidence who knows that so-called ‘beauty’ is only skin-deep.
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