Nicole Richie Joins The No Makeup Movement — PHOTOS
There has been a rising trend among celebrities when it comes to ditching the makeup bags, and the newest addition to the movement is Nicole Richie. Nicole Richie gave up makeup for personal reasons, much like Alicia Keys and Alessia Cara. But while Keys put away the eyeliner because she was tired of feeling like she had to change herself in order to be accepted and Cara forwent foundation in order to have people focus on her music and not her looks, Richie's reasons are a little bit different.
Yahoo! Beauty reported Richie's thoughts in an interview with People, sharing, "I stay away from makeup because it clogs my skin." While Richie might not be doing it as a form of rebellion from societal pressures or as a statement against how women are treated in relation to their appearance, her contribution is important to the movement within itself. Why? Because she proves going barefaced is a personal choice, and the decision to go makeup-free doesn't have to fit a certain kind of formula. There's no wrong reason to ditch the tubes and creams.
As Belfast Telegraph pointed out, "Nicole Richie is backing Alicia Keys' 'no makeup' movement because she feels most like herself without it."
Richie went on to clarify in her interview with People, "I know people who are so comfortable in makeup and they feel alive and that is what they love to do. So I wouldn’t say that I am against it because I know people that really get joy and feel the most like themselves when they put on makeup. I feel the most like myself when I don’t have any on, and so that’s the road that I go down.”
While it appears that Richie still wears a full face while going down a red carpet or attending most photographed events, she might not see the need to go down that same road during normal weekdays or weekends. Whenever it is that she decides to go barefaced, it's pretty great that she's so open about and confident with her decision.
As Yahoo! Beauty pointed out, "Since Hollywood is full of glitz and glam, we’re surprised at how the no-makeup trend is picking up among celebrities." It's not easy to go totally au naturale in front of a camera and large audience, so speaking out about it is worthy of some praise.
Because staying true to who you really are is always admirable.