Alicia Keys continues to make headlines with with her #NoMakeup movement as the cover star of Elle UK‘s feminism issue. The cover spread shows off the singer’s playful spirit and natural glow as she rocks her natural curly tresses, various head wraps and basks in her untouched beauty.
Inside, she opens up about her views on feminism, family life and what it took for her to go makeup-free.
‘It took me forever to get this skin. I mean, I know how it feels to have a face full of bumps and pimples. I lived through that in the public eye. But when I first got pregnant [six years ago with her son, Egypt] I started to eliminate dairy from my diet and drank a lot more water, which made a huge difference to my skin. Some have called this a crusade. Well, I died laughing at that. I use to feel the pressure to appear as the music industry expected, but I don’t now.’
Click through for more images and behind-the-scenes clips from the spread.