[Close-Up] Alicia Keys Serves Glowing Goddess Vibes For ‘Essence’

Alicia Keys
Photo Credit: JD Barnes

R&B songstress Alicia Keys is a glowing goddess for her new cover spread for ESSENCE June 2019 issue. The beauty serves major face for the cover with a glowing no makeup look with brushed brows by her go-to skin/makeup artist Dotti.

Alicia Keys
Photo Credit: JD Barnes

For the spread, the beauty rocks a series of monochromatic looks, including a blue Lanvin dress and a metallic silver Rolen Mouret gown styled up by Marielle Bobo.

Each look features a different hair covering her normally voluminous curls brushed back into a sleek backdo styled by Nai’vasha Johnson


Alicia Keys
Photo Credit: JD Barnes

Inside, she talks being a grown-ass woman, new music and and claiming her own space.

“I didn’t understand how to claim my own space. And now as a mom, I also understand that as much as I love my babies—they’re so amazing and I really do want to spend every minute with them—but I also know that I have to have space for myself too,” she told the glossy. “That is probably my biggest lesson, just doing what feels really good.”

Read the full interview here.

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