How to get Alicia Keys' bare-faced look
Jade rollers and face masks – we're all for it
Alicia Keys has been going makeup-free for a while and we couldn't be more inspired to do the same. Before you say she already has good skin to begin with, know that there's still work involved in maintaining her amazing complexion. In an interview with W Magazine, Alicia's makeup artist Dotti revealed the singer's regimen, which also includes acupuncture, regular exercise and a healthy diet.
Here's a list of what Alicia uses to keep her skin flawless (a lot of it has got to do with improving blood circulation).
1. Jade roller
"I stick a jade roller in ice, so it's basically freezing when I roll it over her skin," Dotti said. "I really, really work into all those areas where I want blood and water and energy brought to the surface. It brings her skin to life, it practically makes her skin say, 'Hi. I love you.'" Available on Lazada.
"I'll grate a full cucumber, then place the pulp no higher than her brow bone and no lower than her under-eye bone, not going near sensitive parts of the eye," Dotti explained. "If we've got time, I'll put the pulp all over her face until it draws the heat out of the skin and bring the blood to the top. That's what most of the cooling agents do."
3. Face Oil
Dotti cleanses Alicia's face with the MV 9 Oil Cleansing Tonic, and uses the brand's Pure Jojoba Oil to remove more stubborn makeup. The latter is apparently close to the natural sebum our skin produces, so it helps to balance and soothe the skin.
5. A little bit of makeup
When Alicia does wear makeup these days, it's still very little. Dotti fills in Alicia's eyebrows with an Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer when she's performing or has to be on camera. For a warm healthy glow, apply the Vita Liberata Self Tanning Anti-Age Serum (you save 20% when you use the code ALICIAKEYS to buy this online). Alicia also uses the Mally Ever Colour Poreless Face Definer Mattifier to keep the skin shine-free.
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