Alicia Keys Covers ‘Fault Magazine’ Make-Up Less

Published: Wednesday 1st Jun 2016 by Sam

Alicia Keys continues to strut the promotional pavement in support of her new single ‘In Common.’

Said trail has led her to the front of Fault Magazine’s latest issue.

The 15-time Grammy winner sports minimal make-up in the shoot, which she alludes to being a deliberate move as she strives to embrace her imperfections.

I’m learning to try and let go of the word “perfection”. It’s not real and it’s a word that tears us down. There is no way to be perfect and no fun in being perfect. You can’t be happy unless you let yourself be vulnerable and make mistakes because we’re always evolving. No one knows it all and I damn sure don’t know it all! I force myself to look in the mirror and own who I am and to own MY beautiful. So what that I have breakouts or so what that my knees are pudgy, there simply is no perfect. Once I can teach myself that there is no perfect and that I am meant to have my FAULTS, that is when I become beautiful.

Eloquently put.

Peep more pics below, where news on Alicia’s new album (due late summer) also awaits…



On Being More Open On This Album

“I always feel confident in my ability to explore my vulnerability and to do something that I’ve previously never done in hopes that it was going to take me somewhere. As opposed to being too controlled and forced to make it something that’s not. I definitely created this album with real purpose and intention to talk about things I’ve never talked about before.”


On Discussing Women’s Issues On The LP

“I just feel women are the most magnificent species. We are the creators and closest to God. There’s so much to learn about what women go through and what women of colour go through and what womanhood just puts on you. There’s so much to face and learn, so much still to be respected and so much equality still being withheld. The desire to talk about it and discuss the inequality is there, and it’s definitely a theme for me and I have a desire to talk about it on this album and just go further. I just can’t wait for people to hear it.”

Cool spread.

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  1. Credits June 1, 2016

    Freckles work for her!

  2. Fancy BISH June 1, 2016

    I REALLY like what Alicia Slays is doing visually this era! Hopefully she serves a hit song that ties her ideas together for the next single..In Common feels like an appetizer…beautiful!

  3. Cinnamon Girl June 1, 2016

    *Sighs* No offense to Alicia Keys but her career jumped the shark when she got with Swizz Beatz. A scandal like that is not good for anyone. Noone likes a homewrecker

    • Fancy BISH June 1, 2016

      Alicia and Mashonda have a cordial relationship now…Swizz was TRULY the messy one!

      • Cinnamon Girl June 1, 2016

        It doesn’t matter if they have a cordial relationship now. He was still married to Mashondra when he and Alicia started fooling around with each other. That scandal was the death of her career

      • Cinnamon Girl June 1, 2016

        The general public doesn’t agree with you. Alicia s reputation and career Haas gone down the drain. Her new single was released nearly a month ago and still hasn’t charted

    • Coolness June 1, 2016

      Why are you still holding on to an event that happened years ago and all parties involved have moved on? It takes TWO people to “wreck a home”. Swizz was just as responsible for the breakdown of first his marriage as much as Alicia, who has been so annoying vilified. Let it go.

      • Cinnamon Girl June 1, 2016

        The general public is turned off by Alicia. They don’t care about her anymore. You can get mad all you want to

    • jennyfer June 1, 2016

      Swizz was separated when him and Alicia started hanging out.
      Plus BEFORE, Swizz cheated on his wife (and had a babygirl with an english woman) when he was still married with Mashonda.

      Stop with this homewrecker b*******.

      • Cinnamon Girl June 1, 2016

        Alicia is a homewrecker. The fact that her new song is not charting speaks volumes

  4. Coolness June 1, 2016

    Never knew Alicia had such a freckled face. She’s adorable! I think it’s cool that she’s going for a more au naturel look this era because she comes across as more relatable that way. I mean, Alicia’s always had an earthiness about her that dates back to her 2001 debut. However, even back then, she was definitely more glamorous than she is now. Good luck to her with her upcoming album.

  5. #JACKIE June 1, 2016

    She’s so pretty without makeup but her new song is a bore.

  6. What Now June 1, 2016

    She looks amazing. I think this album seems promising. What I appreciate about AK is that she always stause true to her craft and genre.

  7. Auntie_Jackie June 1, 2016

    Why isn’t the interest there for her and her music? Her new single is great. But as one of the posters said above, for some reason, perhaps her personal life, folks are turned off, or ignore her.

  8. Who gonna check me boo?? June 1, 2016

    Blah blah blah girl bye with this whole make up free gimmick that has be done and redone. Bring the focus back to the music please.
    I hope she says with this era tho. although the way things has being so far??? but I’m sleep tho

  9. Danzou June 1, 2016

    She’s gonna go platinum like she always does.

  10. Bitchpleaseeeeeee June 1, 2016

    I’m loving the all natural look AK is giving us this era. Let the slayage begins ???????????

  11. Suicide Blonde June 1, 2016

    She’s beautiful, I love her new song, it’s refreshing.

  12. LB June 1, 2016

    Rihanna is so much better looking. Plus Rihanna doesnt need to steal married men

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