From Broken To Brave: Regine Empowers Through The Song “I Am Beautiful”

By Amorfia Team,

It might be hard to believe, but the one and only Asia’s Songbird, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, is no stranger to insecurities. “You know, I was told I wasn’t very pretty,” she tells Amorfia, recalling her younger years. “So I actually taught myself how to do my own makeup.”

It’s also because she noticed that when someone else would do her makeup, she ends up not looking like herself. “So talagang I learned it,” she shares. “I would come home and practice. Sometimes, I would pay my siblings two pesos so I can put makeup sa kanila and I can practice!”

As the songstress grew older and her career flourished, Regine found a powerful ally in makeup, even going as far as to say that it changed her life. “Growing up, thinking that you aren’t that pretty, it’s good [to know] that you have this tool to enhance your beauty,” she reveals. But she also knows that she isn’t ugly. “Alam ko naman in my heart na I’m not ugly, but you know, I needed—my face needed—enhancements, especially when I come out on TV.”

Regine on the set of the music video for “I Am Beautiful”

She stresses, though, that these so-called enhancements aren’t and shouldn’t be everything. “Makeup is a tool to enhance what you already have,“ she highlights. In her case, she relies on makeup to empower herself and feel extra confident, especially when she’s onstage or in front of the camera. (Check out her essentials here.). But at the end of the day, it’s not one’s physical appearance that matters.

“I believe that if you have a good heart, that comes out… even if you’re not very pretty,” says Regine. “You can hide your eye bags or [imperfections] on your face, but if you have an ugly heart, there’s no amount of makeup that can hide that. What’s important is what’s in your heart.”

 

#ReignWithConfidence

This is precisely the message that BYS Cosmetics wants to convey through their newest campaign, which is highlighted by the release of “I Am Beautiful,” an original song written by singer-songwriter and alopecia awareness advocate Abby Assistio, and performed by Regine, no less.

Queen bee: Regine radiates confidence both on and off-cam

In the inspiring music video, BYS Cosmetics Philippines ambassadors Nadine Lustre, Vivoree Esclito, Laura Barber, and Alyssa Muhlach team up with personalities such as Abby and dancer-choreographer Georcelle Dapat-Sy to promote self-love, acceptance, empowerment, and positivity.

Watch the full music video here:

 

Here are the song lyrics to “I Am Beautiful.”

“I Am Beautiful”
Written by Abby Assistio. Performed by Regine Velasquez Alcasid

I see a face it smiles but tears are welling up inside
Behind the curtains there is so much more to me that hide
I move along though things go wrong
No giving up

So I put my makeup on and suddenly my fears subside
With heels so high I rise
Leaving all my doubts behind
I dance along
Singing my own song because I can 

REFRAIN 1:
But people make me feel I’m never good enough
Flawed, I make mistakes, I might as well give up
Shadows blinding, taking me back to start
I choose to follow the beat of my heart

CHORUS:
Shine a light on me I want the world to see
I’m alive and free with scars and insecurities
I can be whoever I want to be
From broken to brave
I am beautiful… Uh-oh…
Beautiful… Uh-oh…

Beneath my strength and courage
Battles I had to endure
Had to overcome the pain and sorrow
Hope became obscure

I powered through
I found the light within
And kept believing

REFRAIN 2:
And there are times I feel like they don’t understand
Quick to judge, they speak as if my life is in their hands
Criticize and think their comments paralyze
I know better than to listen to their lies

CHORUS 2:
Shine a light on me I want the world to see
I believe in my unique abilities
I can be whoever I want to be
From broken to brave 

BRIDGE:
It’s the queen that makes the crown
Take the throne and hold your ground
Unleash the power that’s inside you
Be proud, step out
You’re meant to be extraordinary
Born to reign
 
CHORUS 3:
Shine a light on me I want the world to see
I’m alive and free with scars and insecurities
I can be whoever I want to be
From broken to brave

Shine a light on me I want the world to see
I believe in my unique abilities
I can be whoever I want to be
From broken to brave
I am beautiful…
Uh-oh… Beautiful…
Uh-oh… Beautiful…
Uh-oh… Beautiful…
 

#ReignWithConfidence and let your true beauty shine with the help of BYS Cosmetics, available at BeautyBeat.ph

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