Why doesn’t Alicia Keys wear makeup? Other than, you know, because she CAN

Spoiler: She does what she wants.

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If you were to say Alicia Keys doesn’t wear makeup and just relies on her really great skincare routine, you’d be right. And if you were to argue that she actually does wear makeup, and you’ve hardcore studied the photos to prove it, you’d also be right. Sounds confusing, but—surprise, surprise—Alicia, a 15-time Grammy Award-winning musician, is not actually a one-note person (pun very much intended). Basically, she does her own thing, like the autonomous adult she is. But, still, allow me to elaborate.

Alicia Keys vs makeup: The truth

Alicia made headlines back in May 2016 when she wrote a personal essay on Lenny Letter that she would be embarking on a #nomakeup journey. The reason being, in her own words, ”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.’

This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com.

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