Alicia Keys Covers Allure Magazine Au Natural
Singer Alicia Keys is covering the February edition of Allure magazine. The fresh-faced pop diva continues her no make-up challenge, sporting only pearly whites and a colorful headwrap for her first cover. On her decision to keep make-up to a minimum for the promotion of her new album, Here, Alicia says she wanted to keep things simple. “I didn’t want to have to worry about being all dolled-up.” This album is all about my being comfortable with myself no matter what.”
Those who thought Alicia was swearing off make-up for good couldn’t be more wrong. “I am not a slave to wearing makeup she told the magazine. “I am also not a slave to not wearing makeup.” I need to feel comfortable either way. I’ve learned to no longer use makeup to hide the things I don’t like or that make me uncomfortable.”
As for the things that make her uncomfortable, Alicia says years of reading nasty comments about her skin led her to not only seek a solution for the problem, but also the insecurities the problem left behind. “I suffered with severe acne for years. So much so I hated to look at myself in the mirror, even after the acne was under control. I won’t lie, I still struggle with that, but it is getting better.”
Alicia went on to talk a great deal about internet hate, and why she thinks people should stop giving their opinions unless asked. You can read her entire interview on Allure’s official website.