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Alicia Keys Has Started A #NoMakeup Movement, And It’s Amazing

Alicia Keys Has Started A #NoMakeup Movement, And It’s Amazing
BY JAMIE FELDMAN | LIFESTYLE EDITOR, THE HUFFINGTON POST

We’re “Fallin’” even more in love with this woman than we were before.

This girl is on fire — with makeup or without. After penning a powerful essay on Lenny Tuesday depicting the struggles and pressures women go through to look a certain way, Alicia Keys vowed to officially stop covering up. “Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing,” she said.

Already, in just the few days since the piece was published, the songstress has made good on her promise.

Take, for example, her new breathtaking spread from Fault Magazine:




ALICIA KEYS
MUSIC ARTIST – Singer, Song Writer, Record Producer and Actress
Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. Keys’ debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial success, selling over 12 million copies worldwide. She became the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for “Fallin'” becoming the second American recording artist to win five Grammys in one night.
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And from the looks of images she’s posted, Keys has gone makeup-free for her most recent performances, too:

She explained in her essay that this new outlook resulted, in part, from a totally raw and honest photoshoot for her new album with photographer Paola Kudacki.

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