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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The real reason Alicia Keys has been MAKEUP Free #HNNbeauty

Alicia Keys

Have you noticed Alicia Keys' Facebook page and postings? All have her make up free. Now word comes that she is trying to inspire the women of colour and biracial ones that you are beautiful no matter what.

“I was finally uncovering just how much I censored myself, and it scared me,” Keys told the NY Post’s Page Six. “Who was I anyway? Did I even know HOW to be brutally honest anymore? Who I wanted to be?”

Keys said her natural look came about by accident after years of hiding her beauty under makeup.

She said she arrived on the set for a photo shoot, fresh from the gym. She was wearing a scarf and a ball cap, when photographer Paola Kudacki saw her heading to the makeup table.

“I have to shoot you right now, like this!” Keys said Kudacki told her. “This music is raw and real, and these photos have to be too!”

Keys was stunned by the reaction to her natural freckles. She said the makeup-free trend inspired her to write a new song called “When a Girl Can’t Be Herself.”

“It was the strongest, most empowered, most free, and honestly beautiful that I have ever felt,” Keys said. “I felt powerful because my initial intentions realized themselves. My desire to listen to myself, to tear down the walls I built over all those years, to be full of purpose, and to be myself!”

Her husband, musician Swizz Beatz posted her makeup-free photo from the shoot on He paid his wife the ultimate comment, telling her she looked 16 (he later changed the age to 19).

“I hope to God it’s a revolution,” Keys said. “‘Cause I don’t want to cover up anymore. Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.”

Congratulations to Alicia! This is inspiring.

With files from Sandra Rose

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