Alicia Keys Beauty Evolution

Alicia Keys’ Beauty Evolution: From Mega-Gloss To Bare-Faced And Beautiful

Alicia Keys made waves last year when she penned a powerful essay for Lenny Letter, pledging to stop covering up and show the “real and raw” her.

And she made good on her no-makeup promise, going bare-faced on the MTV VMAs and BET Awards red carpets and on-air on season 11 of The Voice, where she was a celebrity coach. Aside from her latest Allure cover feature, the “Fallin'” songstress’ editorial shoots since last spring have all been makeup-free (and stunning, to say the least).

But that’s not to say the mother-of-two is against makeup entirely — to her, wearing makeup is a choice, one that she, and everyone else, has full control over.

“I’m not a slave to makeup. I’m not a slave to not wearing makeup either,” she told Allure. “I get to choose at [any] given moment. That’s my right.”

As much as we love Keys’ #nomakeup movement, that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate her bold beauty looks of the past. So, in honour of The Voice judge’s 36th birthday, we’re taking a look at her incredible beauty evolution.

Check it out below.