- Alicia Keys started to wear minimal makeup looks after an album photo shoot in 2016.
- She has since taken the low-key approach during several major awards show appearances and performances.
- Keys most recently hosted the 2019 Grammys, choosing her signature natural look for the occasion.
Alicia Keys hosted the 2019 Grammys on Sunday night with a minimal makeup look, but it’s certainly not the first time the star has ditched the flashy looks typically seen during such a big event.
Keys wrote about her new relationship with makeup in an essay for the Lenny Letter in May 2016. She described a time when a photographer insisted on shooting her with no makeup for her album cover.
„I swear it is the strongest, most empowered, most free, and most honestly beautiful that I have ever felt,“ Keys wrote in the essay.
Whether she’s on the red carpet or posting personal Instagram photos, Keys has been sticking to a minimal makeup look ever since.
Here are 16 times she has gone without makeup.
Keys began opting for minimal makeup looks in 2016.
„Once the photo I took with Paola came out as the artwork for my new song ‚In Common,‘ it was that truth that resonated with others who posted #nomakeup selfies in response to this real and raw me,“ she wrote.
Keys then wore her no-makeup look to the BET Awards in June 2016.
This was one of the first major awards shows Keys attended with the subtle look.
She brought the movement to the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet in August 2016.
She arrived in a vibrant red and black dress.
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