Alicia Keys Says Clear Skin Helps Makeup Free Look
Singer Alicia Keys has been selling her new music under the umbrella of a beat-free face. The musician launched the #NoMakeup movememnt earlier this year because she was sick of women being brainwashed into feeling like they have to be skinny, or sexy, or desirable, or perfect.
‘It took me forever to get this skin. I mean, I know how it feels to have a face full of bumps and pimples. I lived through that in the public eye. But when I first got pregnant [six years ago with her son, Egypt] I started to eliminate dairy from my diet and drank a lot more water, which made a huge difference to my skin. Some have called this a crusade. Well, I died laughing at that. I use to feel the pressure to appear as the music industry expected, but I don’t now.’
The singer also discussed her blended family building with husband Swizz Beatz:
‘I have a very blended and interesting perspective of what family life looks like. There is no one way, no perfect way. Each way is different with beautiful scope to be something good. That is life. Our eldest son is 16 and it’s really cool to be in his life as an adult figure who is not his mum, and he gives me a prelude to what is coming with my children.’