Eve Was Stressed About Going Makeup-Free But the Results Are Stunning

"Why have I been holding on to makeup for so long?"


One thing singer Eve challenged herself to do this year was to embrace her beauty without makeup. She did just that Thursday, Jan. 11 alongside her “The Talk” co-hosts, who also bared their natural beauty (although Sheryl Underwood wore makeup on half of her face).

“Honestly, I’m still stressed out … I feel like I’m naked,” Eve admits,”But waiting for it was the hardest part and I’m glad that I’ve done it.

“It’s funny because I was thinking about this, and I’m like, ‘why have I been holding on to makeup for so long?'” she says. “It became a security blanket … I wore makeup for everything every time I was in public. And it became like putting on a bra in the morning. I wake up, I get dressed, I put on a bra, I put on some makeup.”

The rapper also explained she was afraid to show her flaws and of meeting people in public who would say she didn’t look like herself.

“I put on every type of mask and peel [I could],” Eve says of how she prepared to go in front of a live studio audience sans makeup. “I think it’ll definitely free up some time [in the morning].”

But Eve definitely didn’t need to worry about how viewers would respond, as they welcomed the change with open arms.

And Eve isn’t the only star who dared to go bare.

Vocalist Alicia Keys centered her whole 2016 album promotion around natural beauty and hasn’t looked back since. Additionally, fellow singer Ciara recently shared photos captured by Seattle Seahawks QB hubby Russell Wilson sans makeup. Other stars who have flaunted their natural beauty include Gabrielle Union, Nia Long and Tracee Ellis Ross.

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