With Her No Make-Up Look, Alicia Keys Reveals The Real Secret Behind Her Beautiful Skin

Sometimes it’s just a simple shift in habit that can make all the difference when it comes to your skin. While good genes and a strict regimen do help, it’s not always the definite solution. This is something Alicia Keys totally gets. In her December cover story with Elle UK, Keys touches on her struggles with clear skin.

“I know how it feels to have a face full of bumps and pimples,” Keys tells the British magazine. “And I lived through that in the public eye.” She claims it took her “forever” to clear up her skin, but she finally found her key solution. “When I first got pregnant I started to eliminate dairy from my diet and drank a lot more water, which made a huge difference to my skin.”

And thanks to her beautifully clear skin, Keys embraces a no-makeup look. No—not no-makeup makeup. She goes completely makeup-free everywhere from red carpet to her judge’s seat on The Voice.

“Some have called this a crusade. Well, I died laughing at that,” she says in her interview. “I use to feel the pressure to appear as the music industry expected, but I don’t now.”

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Anyone Notice Alicia Keys At The VMAS Not Wearing Any Drop Of Makeup?

Back in May, Alicia Keys wrote an essay for LennyLetter in which she announced that she was no longer going to be wearing makeup, as part of a journey to uncover herself and stop trying to fit societal expectations.

“[Being photographed without makeup on was] the strongest, most empowered, most free, and most honestly beautiful that I have ever felt,” she wrote. “I hope to God it’s a revolution. 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.”

If you thought that she would have made an exception for the VMAs, you thought wrong. Alicia Keys walked the red carpet completely au natural Sunday night.

And she didn’t change her look when she took to the stage to present the award for Best Male Video, while sharing an inspiring poem and accapella performance in honor of the 53rd anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

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Alicia Keys To Perform At First Champions League Live Show

Alicia Keys is to become the first singer to play live at the opening ceremony of the Champions League Final.

The show will see the singer perform to around 80,000 people in Milan’s Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on 28 May and to TV audiences in over 220 countries.

Keys, who will be debuting new music in the show, said playing to such a huge audience was “pretty insane”.

European football’s governing body Uefa said Keys’ inclusion “heightens even further the appeal of the match”.

Keys, who recently joined Season 11 of NBC’s The Voice in the US, said she was looking forward to returning to Italy, a place that feels like home to her.

“My mother’s family is from Italy, so whenever I go, I always feel the most loved,” she said.

“I feel like it’s a homecoming of love in a lot of ways.”

Uefa said Keys’ performance will usher in a new live entertainment era for the final, which intends to “merge the worlds of world-class music, entertainment and sports, as well as celebrate design and fashion as a nod to the host city, Milan”.

“This is going to be a powerful moment in history and one that represents the spirit of all the similarities we share no matter where we live and who we are,” Keys said.

“I’m honoured to be a special part of such a beloved experience.”

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Image captionTinchy Stryder performed a specially-written rap before the 2011 final at Wembley

Uefa has previously opened its top club event with large-scale dance performances, traditionally accompanied by the tournament’s official song, the Tony Britten-composed Champions League, performed by a choir or played from a recording.

The 2011 opening ceremony at London’s Wembley Stadium saw Tinchy Stryder perform a specially-written rap about the game between Manchester United and Barcelona.

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Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz Acquire New Mansion, Discard Old Mansion For Insane Reason

Alicia Keys and hubby Swizz Beatz sold their massive estate for some bigger digs so they can display it all.

Real estate sources said that the 25,000 sq. ft. home wasn’t big enough for their enormous art collection that features pieces by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Ernie Barnes, Keith Haring and many other artists.

The Englewood, NJ home is filled with such a massive collection, Swizz calls it “Eight Acres of Showtime.”

0818-swizz-beatz-art-posing-INSTAGRAM-01The couple bought the house back in 2013 from Eddie Murphy. It’s pretty awesome … 25,000 square feet with 8 bedrooms, a movie theater, indoor pool, 2 lane bowling alley, recording studio and, of course, a gym. Listing price: $14.9 million.

As for their next move … they’ve figured out a way to get enough wall space … Alicia and Swizz are building from the ground up.


Best Celebrity Couple So Far! Yay or Nay?

Alicia Key posted his family portrait on her Instagram page and we are lost in love with it. These guys are the real “Flawless”. Swizz and Alicia Keys have proven to be the best celebrity couple so far because of these few reasons:

1. We have not heard any rumour about the duo breaking up, rather they keep having charming babies. Please inform us if you know of any break up rumour.

2. They are so real. They relate to fans in a way that we see them as real normal people, unlike other celebrities who project an out of reality kind of living.

Add your reasons to why you think Swizz and Alicia are the best celebrity couple or tell us why you disagree.


Celebrity Photo of the Day!!!

Beautiful singer and hot mum, Alicia Keys stole our page today. First, it was a photo of herself and her adorable son Egypt, reading a story book she wrote; now it is a photo of her lovely self alone, rocking a nice black leather jacket on an all black outfit, with gold boots.

Alicia is one celebrity that is loved by almost everyone… She is what most of us would call original…


#BringBackOurGirls Protest in New York

Alicia Keys held a protest in New York City on Tuesday to raise awareness about the 200-plus Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in April.

Tuesday marked six months since the girls were abducted. Keys kicked off a protest with 30 others at the consulate general of Nigeria, holding signs that read “We Are Here” and “Safe Schools Now!”

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They chanted “Bring back our girls” and “When do we want them? Now! Now! Alive!” as New Yorkers walked up the street during lunch hour, while others stopped to capture photos and video.

Keys, who is pregnant, said in an interview that she felt touched to take action because she is a mother.

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Celebrity Photo of the Day!!!

This adorable family made up of celebrity hot mum and jaw dropping celebrity dad, with their cute adorable son, Egypt, have stole this space today.

The sexy songstress and pianist, Alicia Keys and Gorgeous producer Husband, Swizz beats are celebrating their son’s fourth birthday. Alicia Keys posted the photo on her instagram and expressed so much love to their son and how proud they feel to have him. These couple are pretty exceptional because their relationship has been void of public rumours on break ups or separation.

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