Alicia Keys talks about her obsession with make-up free looks

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Alicia Keys continues to promote a make-up free style on her photoshoots. This time, she posed for Elle UK and talked about feminism, her husband and family, and going make-up free. The beautiful photos were done by Kerry Hallihan.

On feminism: “Let’s look the definition up because I have in my mind what I feel it means. ‘The advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of political, social and economic equality’ – so yes. Yes, I am a feminist, and whoever isn’t is crazy… It’s about owning your power, embracing your womanhood.”

On her love for husband Swizz Beatz: “He is an electric current. There is not a soul who has met him who hasn’t fallen in love with him.”

Alicia Keys talked a little about her blended family: “I have a very blended and interesting perspective of what family life looks like. There is no one way, no perfect way. Each way is different with beautiful scope to be something good. That is life. Our eldest son is 16 and it’s really cool to be in his life as an adult figure who is not his mum, and he gives me a prelude to what is coming with my children.”

On going make-up 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.’

You can read the whole interview here.