Alicia Keys covers the February challenge of Attract. Shockingly, she’s sporting make-up on the duvet, though I feel it was largely carried out within the “no-makeup” make-up model, particularly together with her basis and such. Attract claims this editorial was the primary time she had worn make-up in “months,” though Miley Cyrus claimed that Alicia has an on-call make-up artist on The Voice, so who do you consider? Alicia has been on a tear for months now about going makeup-free, however she appears to be reeling it in a bit bit on this interview, attempting to look a bit extra “do what’s best for you” versus “I’m so fairly, I don’t even want make-up” vibes. You’ll be able to learn Alicia’s full Attract interview right here. Some highlights:
The No Make-up Motion: “I’m not a slave to make-up. I’m not a slave to not sporting make-up both. I get to decide on at [any] given second. That’s my proper. I feel make-up may be self-expression. I’ve no intention to disgrace anybody in any respect [who chooses to wear it]. Nobody must be ashamed by the way in which you select to specific your self. And that’s precisely the purpose. Nevertheless, if you wish to try this for your self, you need to try this.”
On President Trump: “The We Are Right here Motion [a wide-ranging social-justice organization founded by Keys] will stand in assist of Hispanics, refugees, individuals of colour, Muslims, and anybody who feels afraid within the upcoming Trump period. I’ve a hope that President Trump, as a New Yorker, may have extra liberal views than his marketing campaign rhetoric suggests and that in the long run our system of justice will prevail. However it does damage that racism was not a deal breaker for hundreds of thousands within the election. Nevertheless, as an artist, I count on to proceed to make use of my voice for issues that matter, as I’ve for the reason that starting of my profession. That gained’t change. As an activist, I’ll proceed to struggle for what’s proper. That gained’t change, both. It’s time for all of us to be engaged. As a mom, I’m a lioness.”
The declare that solely somebody with excellent pores and skin would dare to go makeup-free: “I’m all a couple of girl’s proper to decide on. I feel a girl ought to do something she needs because it pertains to her face, her physique, her well being. No matter mode of expression that empowers you, that’s what you need to do. What I’m not down for is that this ridiculously excessive, unrealistic expectation about look that we as ladies are held to.”
Her new album, Right here: “It began with a listing of issues that I’m sick of. One of many huge ones is that I used to be so sick of the way in which ladies have been pressured to really feel insufficient in many alternative circumstances or pressured to really feel insecure by the way in which we’re portrayed or the way in which we glance. One other one: I’m so irritated on the means we pressure boys to be faux robust—don’t cry, don’t be tender. Let a boy be capable to dance! Let a boy paint his nails. So a boy needs to color his nails. Who cares! All these unusual, oppressive concepts.”
She’s carried out with unsolicited opinions: “You recognize what can be actually cool? If we stopped providing our opinion except requested. If no one requested you, maintain your mouth shut! Like with the Web? That’s simply an excessive amount of opinion. Individuals are imply. It’s a illness.”
The factor about unsolicited opinions… woo, boy, that simply made me mad. Like, I’ve opinions for a dwelling and I really like my job. If Alicia was dwelling an genuine life free from drama, then she may need a unique tackle individuals having opinions on the web. However as it’s, Alicia’s husband is shady as f—okay and yeah, the city blogs known as her out on her bulls—t for years. We coated a variety of it too. I feel Alicia is much less about individuals providing their unsolicited opinions and extra like “cease judging my shady AF marital state of affairs.” And simply FYI: Swizz Beatz’s ex was the one writing open letters and giving interviews about Alicia’s half within the breakdown of her marriage. A number of of Swizz’s sidepieces went to media shops to inform their tales too. It’s not simply random opinion – there was precise reporting carried out on what number of lives Alicia and Swizz destroyed on their method to a whitewashed union.
— Attract (@Allure_magazine) January 17, 2017
Photographs courtesy of Attract.