It all started in the year 2016 during a photoshoot. For the shoot of her new album, when celebrities would generally wear tons of makeup Alicia chose to go without makeup and flaunt her bare skin. In an open Lenny Letter, talking about the shoot, Alicia revealed that, “the strongest, most empowered, most free, and most honestly beautiful that I have ever felt.”
Since then she started her journey of no-makeup looks. Be it award functions, red carpet appearances, fashion weeks, or any events big or small, she was seen sporting the no-makeup look almost all the time.
Here are 7 times when she was seen with the no-makeup look on different occasions.
At the BET Awards in 2016
This was the first time the diva appeared for a major event flaunting her no-makeup look. The diva wore an all-black jumpsuit, silver heels, and a silver headscarf.
At the MTV Video Music Awards 2016
Keys was spotted wearing a red and black full-sleeves gown with her hair tied in a bun.
At Billboard’s 13th Annual Women in Music event
Alicia arrived in a bold red pantsuit with a black hat to frame her face.
At the Grammys in 2017
For her performance at the Grammys, Keys wore an elegant black fitted jumpsuit with big bold hair.
At the Paris Fashion Week in 2017
For the major fashion event, she chose to wear striped black and white pants, with a matching blazer and headscarf and a black tank top
At the Grammys in 2019
She looked absolutely regal in a red gown with almost no hint of makeup on her face.
At the Grammys again in 2020
Alicia, who also hosted the event, appeared in a silver metallic Versace gown with one shoulder look with minimal to no makeup on her skin.
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