Alicia Keys Says Her Makeup-Free Look Is the ‘Most Honestly Beautiful’ She’s Ever Felt

Alicia Keys's new album 'In Common' is all about the pressures women are under to be picture perfect. She says: 

Before I started my new album, I wrote a list of all the things that I was sick of...And one was how much women are brainwashed into feeling like we have to be skinny, or sexy, or desirable, or perfect.

When she turned up to photoshoot on her way home from the gym, in a scarf and a baseball cap photographer Paola Kudacki suggested they shoot right then and there. Alicia was down. 

The photos ultimately became Alicia's art for “In Common” with the 35-year-old singer citing her makeup-free look as “the strongest, most empowered, most free, and most honestly beautiful that I have ever felt.”

Go girl! 

With notes from Time.com, thanks!