It’s sometimes said that life can imitate art and, in the case of Alicia Keys, she seems to have taken the title of her 2009 album, ‘The Element Of Freedom’ and put the ethos into action by letting her unpainted skin run riot occasionally.
We can thank producer Swizz Beatz for tweeting the first photo of his wife Alicia Keys without makeup, surfacing online in June 2012. The ‘Fallin” singer appears to be on the verge of fallin’ asleep here, so she may not have cared a jot.
Unlike many other makeup-free celebrities, Alicia still looks like herself. The only unsightly thing here is that headband. Hey, Alicia! John McEnroe called – he wants his headband back.
February 2010 also saw Alicia leaving her makeup at home, as she made her way through London’s Heathrow Airport. The ‘Empire State Of Mind’ crooner has always looked attractive to me, with or without makeup, though those spots would make her an ideal spokesmodel for acne products. Every cloud has a silver lining.