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Jess Glynne takes off her make-up on stage to make powerful statement about beauty standards

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Jess Glynne has been praised for her incredible performance at The Brits. 

On the whole, many women feel the pressure to wear make-up on a daily basis. So we can only imagine what it must feel like to get up on stage in front of thousands of people at a music ceremony like The Brits, and be burdened by the belief that the occasion calls for an excess of make-up products and hair styling. 

But at last night’s Brit Awards, musician Jess Glynne made a powerful statement in accordance with her song Thursday, by removing her make-up on stage with face wipes and flannels. 

She performed the successful single with a legion of women behind her, and as she approached the line “I won’t wear makeup on Thursday, Cause who I am is enough,” she gave a whole new gravitas to the positive message behind the lyrics by taking off her own make-up, in-front of the crowd.

The other women she had invited up on stage with her did the same, giving a moving, empowering demonstration that illustrated why women shouldn’t feel the need to alter their appearance or be judged by impossible and perfectionist beauty standards. 

Twitter users were blown away by the statement, and praised Glynne for her empowering performance. 

One said: “Crying my little heart out to that @JessGlynne performance on the #BRITS2019 Sooo powerful!”

While another commented, “Yes @JessGlynne and all the girls who just did that! By far the most powerful performance I’ve ever seen.”

Glynne, we salute you. 

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Megan Murray is a digital journalist for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about London happenings, beautiful places, delicious morsels and generally spreading sparkle wherever she can.

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