I think we all remember Alicia Keys and her whole no makeup thing right? To the red carpet and all other events? She made ladies have confidence and embrace their natural beauty. Who can blame her? with a face and skin like hers I would go face bare any damn where. However, Alicia Keys recently hit us with a switch up and was featured in Allure magazine, wearing makeup for the first time in almost a year.
Ok to be fair, she doesn’t have ALOT of makeup on. But make artist, Dotti, gave her cat eyes and uses various eyeliner colours to give a pop of attitude. In an interview with Allure, Alicia expresses her opinion on make up, saying;
“I’m not a slave to makeup. I’m not a slave to not wearing makeup either. I get to choose at [any] given moment. That’s my right.
I think there’s something really beautiful about what resonates from within us. One thing I’ve heard more than ever is this glow that people refer to that I have. I kind of recognize that glow because I’ve begun to listen to myself inside. And I think there’s something really powerful that happens when you start to listen to yourself. It makes you feel more aware. In touch. More confident. I’m not more confident because I think I’m better than, but because I’ve been hearing myself more, listening to myself more. And that’s taken a little minute to arrive at that place. But there’s definitely something powerful about the way your inner feels that reflects on the outer, on your skin. That, to me, is real beauty.”
She has shown us beauty both in and out Here are a few pictures from the shoot:
Image source: allure.com