Let's face it, bare skin is in right now. And while the love that many of us have for makeup will never fade, some celebrities are committing to wearing less and less. Alicia Keys is, of course, one of those celebrities. And on Sunday when she took the stage to host the 2019 Grammys, we all wondered how her skin stayed so glow-y and clear without makeup.
To find out, we dug up a 2016 article from W Magazine in which her makeup artist, Dotti, told the website how much it really cost Keys to go makeup-less. The price tag was hefty, and it might make you think twice before tossing your makeup stash.
Herbivore Jade Facial Roller ($30, Sephora)
“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,'" Dotti told W.
MV Organic Skincare 9 Oil Cleansing Tonic ($90, MV Skincare)
She said that MV Organic Skincare is a staple in her kit to create an effortless no-makeup look. She often bases Keys' skin with the MV 9 Oil Cleansing Tonic.
MV Organic Skincare Pure Jojoba Oil ($10, MV Skincare)
She also uses the brand's pure jojoba oil. “It’s so close to the natural sebum we produce in our skin. [Keys] loves their body oil, too.”
Eminence Organic Skincare Clear Skin Probiotic Masque ($54, Dermstore)
Masking, she says, is also essential to healthy skin. One of her masks of choice is the Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Masque, packed with vitamin E and C to eliminate dirt and impurities from Keys' pores.
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask ($135, Sephora)
Her second choice of mask is the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask, an award-winning treatment that is drenched in as much pitera (an anti-aging powerhouse ingredient) as the brand's 30 mL Facial Treatment Essence.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer ($23, Sephora)
Dotti also said that on some occasions she may give a light fill to Keys' brows with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer, for just a bit more fullness.
Vita Liberata Self Tanning Anti-Age Serum ($45, Dermstore)
Instead of the traditional bronzer, Dotti applies the Vita Liberata Self Tanning Anti-Age Serum on the cheekbones for a glow.
Mally Face Defender ($40, Mally)
Of course Keys finds herself under the spotlight quite often, so to combat shine, Dotti will often apply a small amount of this Mally mattifier.
So, uh, don't feel bad if you don't want to go makeup-less, because it still requires a lot of time and money.