If you watched the 2019 Brit Awards, you'll have spotted Jess Glynne removing every last scrap of makeup during the incredible performance of her hit single, Thursday. The 29-year-old singer could be seen wearing a strapless white dress and a full face of makeup, but proceeded to remove her fake eyelashes and wiped off her eye makeup while singing the lyrics "I won't wear makeup on Thursday / 'Cause who I am is enough".
Sitting on stage in a makeup chair, the Brit Awards nominee was joined by a group of women, also dressed in white, who simultaneously removed their makeup using Face Halo cloths in front of dimly-lit vanity mirrors and ring lights.
Fans immediately started tweeting praise to the singer for her powerful performance: "Loving the message behind Jess Glynne’s performance ... so inspirational and so powerful," one wrote. While another shared: "Oh Jess Glynne you little legend! Showing little girls and young women to be happy in their own skin! That’s a lesson you can’t buy. Well done you superstar!"
Another tweeted: "By far the most powerful performance I’ve ever seen."
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Jess has always been open about not letting makeup cover her natural beauty, she was once interviewed by beauty website IntoTheGloss, and she revealed - much like Duchess Meghan - that she doesn't like to hide her freckles. "If I matte out my freckles with makeup, I think I look weird, so I try not to hide them. I use MAC's Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35—it's more like a moisturiser because it's really light."
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She's not a big fan of a bright lip, saying: "Lipstick doesn't really suit me. For shoots or when I go out, I use it—but if I use it all the time, it makes me look really old, so I keep it natural with nude or a natural pink. Though I did just do a shoot where they did a big, red lip, and it looked amazing."
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Talking about her distinctive hair, she said: "As much as I want people to recognise me for my hair, I also want them to recognise me more for my voice. I think I’ve been quite lucky in that I haven’t had to make too many changes to myself. Obviously, there have been adaptations and things that I’ve altered, but I haven’t changed completely. I’ve stayed myself.”