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Alicia Keys' Beauty Evolution: From Flawless To Flawless

Oh, right, she looks gorgeous with makeup, too.
01/25/2017 09:30am ET
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Yes. To. All. Of. This. 

Today it might hard to remember a time when Alicia Keys, goddess of all things good and makeup free, actually wore makeup regularly. After declaring herself free of the stuff last June, her name became synonymous with natural beauty, her example responsible for an overhaul of our morning routines.

Keys recently explained that makeup and the effect it had on the skin made her feel “even more self-conscious, objectified and judged” in the early days of her career. But take a look back at her beauty looks of yesteryear, and you’d never know it. Her wide range of bold looks included bright eyeshadows, deep lips and more epic hairstyles than we can count.

Of course, starting with a pretty fabulous canvas helps, but looking back at our our favorite Alicia Keys beauty moments only solidifies that she’s simply stunning, both with makeup and without.

In honor of her birthday on Jan. 25, join us in fallin’ down one seriously gorgeous memory lane.

2001
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At the 15th annual Soul Train Awards
2001
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At the 7th annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards
2001
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During an MTV rehearsal at the Metropolitan Opera House
2001
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At the MTV Europe Awards
2002
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At the Essence Awards
2002
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At the Grammy Awards
2002
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At the MTV Europe Music Awards
2003
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At Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Party
2003
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At the VIBE Awards
2004
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At Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Party
2004
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At the Grammys
2004
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At the Palais des Festivals during the 57th International Cannes Film Festival
2004
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At the 19th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
2005
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On MTV's "TRL"
2005
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On MTV's "TRL"
2006
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On MTV's "TRL"
2006
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At Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Party
2006
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At the Tribeca Rooftop in New York, New York
2007
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at BET's "106 & Park" at BET Studios
2007
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At MTV's "TRL"
2007
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At Z100's Jingle Ball
2008
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At the Black Ball
2008
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At the BET Awards
2008
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At the American Music Awards
2009
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On the "Today" show
2009
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At the American Music Awards
2009
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At the Collette Blanchard Gallery in New York, NY
2010
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at the Gotham Magazine annual gala presented by Bing
2010
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At a screening of 'Biutiful' hosted by the Cinema Society
2010
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At the Keep a Child Alive Black Ball
2011
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In the portrait studio at the iHeartRadio Music Festival
2011
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At the opening night after party for "Stick Fly"
2011
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At the BET Awards
2012
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At the the MTV EMAs
2012
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At the Givenchy Fall/Winter 2012/2013 show at Paris Fashion week
2013
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At the 40 Principales Awards
2013
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On "Good Morning America"
2013
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At the 40 Principales Awards photo call
2014
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At the book release of "Blue Moon: From The Journals Of Mama Mae & LeeLee"
2014
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At the Grammy Awards
2014
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At the Social Good Summit at 92Y
2015
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At the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL
2015
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At "Billboard Women in Music"
2015
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At the Harlem School of the Arts 50th anniversary kickoff
2016
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At the ''The Voice Of Germany" finals
2016
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At a photo call for "The Voice"
2016
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At the MTV Video Music Awards
2016
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At the BET Awards
2016
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Performing in Times Square
2017
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At the Women's March on Washington