On an occasion when most celebrities call on the expertise of the worldâ€™s most talented makeup artists, Alicia Keys was unique, walking the MTV VMA red carpet in no makeup. It wasnâ€™t no-makeup makeup or just a little makeup or just a little contouring or concealer â€“ but a true bare face.
This isnâ€™t the first time that Keys has gone bare-faced. Since she first detailed her decision to go without makeup in a Lenny Letter, Key has beenseen without makeup in her music video â€œIn Common,â€ appearances forThe Voice, and most recently, at the BETs.
As Keys said of the decision: â€œCause I donâ€™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.â€ Hereâ€™s to more of the naked face and just a fewer naked dresses.