Alicia Keys Wears Makeup for First Time in Months During Photoshoot

HollyscoopPublished: January 18, 20171,786 views
Published: January 18, 2017

Alicia Keys has been taking the "natural look" to a whole new level this past year, but now the singing sensation has broken her makeup fast. Maybe you've noticed- for months now, Keys has appeared on The Voice without a stitch of makeup, she's appeared on carpets without makeup, and she's performed on stage without makeup. Whether she meant to or not Alicia Keys has become the leader of a #NoMakeup movement. But recently, she broke that trend during a photoshoot with Allure Magazine. In the article, Alicia explains, "I’m not a slave to makeup. I’m not a slave to NOT wearing makeup either." Keys goes onto reveal why she stopped wearing makeup in the first place. Since she was 20 years old, she was forced to wear tons of makeup and sweat under the lights on stage. Her skin got so bad that she barely recognized herself anymore, underneath all that foundation. Eventually she realized she had the power to choose whether or not she wanted to subject her face to all that abuse. Alicia says, “I am all about a woman’s right to choose. I think a woman should do anything she wants as it relates to her face, her body, her health. Whatever mode of expression that empowers you, that’s what you should do. What I am not down for is this ridiculously high, unrealistic expectation about appearance that we as women are held to.” Although she appears bare-faced on the cover of Allure, the photos inside show a variety of dramatic makeup looks- from graphic teal eyes, to bold black eyeliner, to colorful purple streaks etched across her temples. Makeup or no makeup, Alicia Keys sure knows how to make a statement.

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