Gabrielle Union Join Alicia Keys’s Makeup-Free Movement

HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 21:  Actress Gabrielle Union attends the premiere of Fox Searchlight Pictures' "The Birth of a Nation" at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on September 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Gabrielle Union Join Alicia Keys’s Makeup-Free Movement

You glow, girl!

Published October 7, 2016

Singer and The Voice co-host Alicia Keys has a new member of her makeup-free movement — actress Gabrielle Union.


People reported that the Birth of a Nation actress recently posted a make-up free selfie on Snapchat rocking a head wrap, amazing skin and adorable freckles. She wrote the following caption:“No makeup, head wrap, hey Alicia Keys I see you!” 

Looks like they have something in common.    

(Photo: Gabrielle Union via Snapchat)

Union's skin really does undscore the fact that black really doesn't crack! The 42-year-old doesn't look a day over 29.

Now, by all means this pic doesn't mean that Union is going to be barefaced everyday — she was back in full makeup on Snapchat yesterday — but her embracing her au naturale skin reflects a shift toward barefaced beauty among celebs, the Huffington Post noted.

(Photo: Gabrielle Union via Snapchat)

Granted, celebs have been makeup-free way before Keys, but the mother of two made the movement more mainstream in June when she wrote an essay for the Lenny Letter saying that she was ditching the foundation in order to stop being pressured to be perfect. 

“Before I started my new album, I wrote a list of all the things that I was sick of,” she wrote.

“And one was how much women are brainwashed into feeling like we have to be skinny, or sexy, or desirable, or perfect.”

The 35-year-old says now this "the strongest, most empowered, most free, and most honestly beautiful that I have ever felt.”

Well, it's definitely nice to see women realize that they can be beautiful without the contouring.

Ladies: Are you down for being barefaced? Does it make you feel free too?

Written by Kellee Terrell

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


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