Ciara: Confidence is the 'key to survival'
Ciara thinks confidence is the "key to survival".
The 'Dance Like We're Making Love' hitmaker feels as though she's in the music industry to "represent the ladies".
She said: "I have this idea in my mind that while I'm out here doing my job that I kind of feel like I'm doing it for other women like myself. I'm representing the ladies, so I always want to have my best foot forward.
"I also know that the only way you can really survive in this world is by being confident. It's a true reality for me, especially having a child. I have to be confident not only for myself, but for him, too. Confidence is key to survival."
The 30-year-old singer also revealed she opts for natural makeup most of the time.
She told Allure magazine: "I like using concealer. If you want a natural no-makeup kind of day, a little bit of concealer underneath your eyes will lift your face completely.
"Or if you feel tired or a little baggy, a little bit of a lighter concealer will pop out the highlights that are naturally on your face, especially on your T-zone. I also love a good bronzer. My very-little-makeup days consist of a little bit of concealer under the eyes and on the T-zone, a little bit of bronzer to frame the face, and then a nice lip pencil or a simple lip gloss."