Because of course she does!
While most celebs have been caught up in contouring craze for YEARS now, Alicia Keys has noticeably strayed away from the makeup heavy trend by sporting a bare face on the red carpet and on The Voice.
It’s been so refreshing to see!
As for how Keys maintains her gorgeous look (seriously, where are the star’s blemishes?!), she regularly consults with a “no makeup” makeup artist simply known as Dotti. Apparently Alicia’s go-to-gal is an expert when it comes to organic and natural remedies for skin care.
In an interview with W magazine, Dotti opened up on the variety of techniques she uses to keep A.K.’s look FRESH.
According to the beauty guru, she is a big fan of “ice work”, a method used to make skin “pop”:
“Right now, we’re doing a lot of ice work to tighten skin, bring the blood to the surface. To basically give it the pop that you need. I stick a jade roller in ice, so it’s basically freezing when I roll it over her skin. 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.'”
Speaking of calming the skin, the makeup artist recommends cucumbers to “draw the heat” out of aggravated complexions:
“On some days, I’ll look at her skin and say, ├óΓé¼╦£You need cucumber today,’ so 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. 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. Tomorrow is cucumber day.”
In addition to cucumbers and ice work, Dotti recommends her clients embrace oil as it’s totally “natural” for our skin:
“People get freaked out about oils. They think if they’ve got oily skin they don’t want oil. But yes you do! MV has always been a staple in my kit. It’s so close to the natural sebum we produce in our skin. She loves their body oil, too.”
Well, we guess we’ll have to trust the beauty guru on this one!
Despite all these great tips, Dotti admits anyone can achieve the mom’s look with a simple positive outlook and lifestyle:
“Alicia gets regular facials, does acupuncture and she eats healthy and exercises. She knows you have to invest internally for your skin to look great externally. It’s also about how you process your energy. She comes from a very strong place and she comes from a very kind place. That in itself is super important. But it’s about the choices she’s making and the products she’s using. It’s the work of a good team.”
Yes, we love this advice. Every person should be “kind” to their body!
So, will you try out any of the makeup artist’s tips?
[Image via WENN.]