Demi Lovato Credits Kim Kardashian for Body Positivity, Plus Reveals 5 Key Beauty Secrets in This 'Allure' Video

Demi Lovato is such a refreshing superstar. The singer battled back from well-publicized body-image and self-harm issues, becoming a poster girl for survival by sharing, rather than burying, her struggles. Now Demi Lovato has thanked Kim Kardashian for changing our views on curves, essentially deeming Mrs. West a curve revolutionary. Lovato also opted for a fierce, minimal-makeup-for-a-magazine look as part of her January 2015 Allure shoot. Low-key makeup has been the trend for national print glossies in 2014 and it's carrying over into next year with the facially flawless Demi Lovato.

In the behind-the-scenes video from the shoot, Lovato was draped in a voluminous black gown paired with leather gloves and blue, dip-dyed hair. She wore no foundation on her beautiful face, showing off her smattering of freckles. Lovato also shared some of her skin-care and makeup secrets, so pay attention. She always looks fabulous, so if she is doling out tips, you best take notes.

The issue, which features the always sun-kissed and well-coiffed Jennifer Aniston on the cover, lands on stands on December 23. Here, some of the biggest takeaways from Lovato's interview.

1. Kim Kardashian and Curves Are Everything

"I really started to accept my body when the trend started becoming less about super skinny models that was completely unattainable for anybody to have," Lovato noted. "Kim Kardashian, say whatever you want about her, but she has revolutionized what's accepted with curves nowadays."

2. No Makeup Really Is Sexiest

"What makes me feel sexy is being able to rock no makeup wherever I go," the singer and Glee star said. She often posts no makeup selfies, so she practices (and Instagrams) what she preaches.

3. Freckles Are Fun

For her shoot, Lovato was bare-faced and wore little, if any, eye makeup and no foundation. The hair and the dress were the showstoppers, as were her freckles. "We wanted today to be super natural, show my skin, show my freckles," she said.

4. She Listens to Her Skin

Lovato pays attention to her skin's condition and she won't go to bed without ditching her makeup, saying, "I do have a regimen and I stick to it. No matter how tired I am, I always take my makeup off before I go to sleep. I always wash my face, use a toner, sometimes a serum if I need some extra love. Then I wear a really thick night cream. I just listen to my skin."

5. She Wears the Pants

"Wearing pants that showcase my beautiful assets," Lovato said about her fave clothing item. She continued, "It's my butt. I love my butt. Hopefully it stays that way, cause this ain't going anywhere."

The video is below, so take a look and learn even more.

Allure on YouTube

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