Earlier this week, Adam Levine called out Alicia Keys for wearing makeup. Let’s talk about it.
Levine, the second thirstiest man alive, told Howard Stern that he spotted Keys putting on a bit of makeup, and said aloud, “Oh, I thought Alicia doesn’t wear makeup. Keys shot back, saying “I do what the f—k I want,” which yeah, duh.
Levine’s decision to call out Keys on wearing makeup is probably just rooted in some good old-fashioned male entitlement. We’re talking about a guywho isbasically a flesh-colored helium balloon made human, so him making a whole thing of this is not at all surprising.
But!Alicia Keys — who absolutely has the right to do whatever she wants — does wear makeup. She’s been very vocal about her decision to go #nomakeup (her hashtag, definitely not mine), even writing about it for Lena Dunham’s newsletter, Lenny. But it turns out her look isn’t so much makeup free as it is a “no makeup look.” Her makeup artist has admitted to as much, saying “Compared to the world of makeup, there is minimal [coverage].” Which is totally fine! But the two are not the same, so there’s that.
Despite maybe misleading us about the makeup issue, the songstress does take her natural, uh, “look” very seriously: She’s gone so far as toeliminating cheese from her dietin pursuit of glowing skin and a makeup free existence. And frankly, that’s just a sacrifice the rest of us can’t afford to make.