Since declaring herself makeup free in June, Alicia Keys has put her money where her (bare) mouth is, showing up on red carpets au naturale and even posing on magazine covers without a trace of the stuff.
This image, though, taken by photographer Paola Kudacki for Keys’ upcoming new album “Here,” which debuts Nov. 4, takes the cake.
My New Album: HERE ? Out 11/4. My most raw and honest creation yet! Pre-order to receive my new song Blended Family (What You Do For Love) today ? #LinkInBio
Posing in a pair of arrow-shaped earrings, some painfully glamorous hair and nothing else, Keys looks poised, powerful and unbelievably stunning in the shot.
Keys also released imagery for her first single off the album, “Blended Family (What You Do For Love),” in which she ― wait for it ― also looks beautiful with no makeup on.
My new song Blended Family (What You Do For Love) will be available everywhere at Midnight. I’m so excited for you to hear this song. It means so much to me and our whole family. The understanding, compassion and support we’ve found is a powerful testament to the healing that comes when we choose love. Especially for the kids… the most important part of our lives. Celebrating @mashondatifrere for our commitment to each other with support and true growth. ?????????????
While not the first celebrity to ever ditch makeup, Keys has certainly become eponymous with the movement, inspiring others like Gabrielle Union and Gwyneth Paltrow to follow suit, which is music to our ears.