Alicia Keys wore electric eyeshadow and liner for her February 2017 cover story in Allure magazine, her first time wearing cosmetics in an editorial photo shoot since last spring, according to the publication. Read part of the interview:
“Her words, her music, her political activism—even her decision to do the no-makeup thing (this is the first time she has worn makeup in an editorial photo shoot since last spring) and to let her hair be free—are part of a cohesive whole.
“I’m not a slave to makeup. I’m not a slave to not wearing makeup either. I get to choose at [any] given moment. That’s my right.”
This is a woman who knows her own mind and says and does only what she wants. It may have taken her a while, in the category 5 shit storm that is the music business, but boy has she arrived, in a place of self-possession, creative autonomy, and power that few popular performers ever achieve.”