“No Make Up” Lyrics by Kendrick Lamar

No Make Up Lyrics by Kendrick Lamar

“No Make Up” lyrics by Kendrick Lamar are a song that is about how the black community is often left with a double standard when it comes to how they are viewed. In the song, Kendrick Lamar is talking about how people in the black community are often seen as “less human” because they are wearing makeup and are more sexualized.

“No Make Up” by Kendrick Lamar – Song Credentials

Song TitleNo Make Up
Released2011
ArtistKendrick Lamar
GenreHip-Hop/Rap, UK Rap
LanguageEnglish
AlbumSection.80

“No Make Up” by Kendrick Lamar Lyrics

I love the way you put it on your eyes
The roses on your face light up the sky
Those lips are colorful all of the time
And girl, that’s fine, but I wanna know do you mind
No make-up today, no make-up today
No make-up today, no make-up to…
And girl, that’s fine, but I wanna know do you mind

I know she ’bout to ask me how she look
I tell her beautiful, and how long it took
For you to put it on, it was early in the morn’
She resembled a model out of a Mac book
Concentrating on the way the eyeliner thickens
I stand behind her and try to figure her vision
Of prettiness, the wittiness, of colors on her skin tone
Her complexion in a direction I’ve outgrown
Damn girl, why so much?
You ’bout to blow your cover when you cover up
Don’t you know your imperfections is a wonderful blessing
From heaven, is where you got it from
I love your smile, you can do it without style
From your lips, all the way to your eyebrows
It’s the beauty in her but when the make-up occur
I don’t see it, all I see is a blur

I love the way you put it on your eyes
The roses on your face light up the sky
Those lips are colorful all of the time
And girl, that’s fine, but I wanna know do you mind
No make-up today, no make-up today
No make-up today, no make-up to…
And girl, that’s fine, but I wanna know do you mind

I know she ’bout to ask me how she look
I tell her beautiful, and how long it took
For you to put it on, it was early in the morn’
She resembled a model out of a Mac book
Concentrating on the way my eyeliner thickens
He stand behind me and try to figure her vision
Of prettiness, the wittiness of colors on my skin tone
My complexion in a direction I’ve outgrown
I feel like it’s not enough
I can never put on too much make-up
Yeah, I know your imperfections I be constantly stressing
From him is where I get it from, they tell me I need to
Smile at least once in a while
I hate my lips, my nose, my eyebrows
It’s the beauty in me, but what he don’t see
Is that I had a black ey- To be continued… eleven

Ladies and gentlemen
And you ain’t gotta get drunk to have fun
You ain’t gotta get drunk to have fun
You ain’t gotta get drunk to have fun

I love the way you put it on your eyes
The roses on your face light up the sky
Those lips are colorful all of the time
And girl, that’s fine, but I wanna know do you mind
No make-up today, no make-up today
No make-up today, no make-up to…
That’s fine, but I wanna know do you mind

Ladies and gentlemen
And you ain’t gotta get drunk to have fun
You ain’t gotta get drunk to have fun
You ain’t gotta get drunk to have fun

I love the way you put it on your eyes
The roses on your face light up the sky
Those lips are colorful all of the time
And girl, that’s fine, but I wanna know do you mind
No make-up today, no make-up today
No make-up today, no make-up to…
That’s fine, but I wanna know do you mind

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