When she's not going makeup-free, Alicia Keys is wearing an artfully crafted face of "no-makeup makeup"—a 2020 beauty trend that has gracefully made the transition into 2021. The Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter has been long ahead of this movement, but she's finally sharing her minimalistic ways with the world via Allure's YouTube. We watched and took notes for you so you don't have to (although if you have the time, we suggest you do for Alicia's ASMR-like voice). Her ultra stripped-down routine takes an impressive seven minutes and fifty-four seconds and includes just five products—a far cry from the 10-step Korean beauty regimens on TikTok. It makes perfect sense since the 40-year-young mom launched her beauty wellness brand Keys Soulcare at the tail-end of last year with a focus on more natural products that celebrate holistic practices.
Interestingly enough though the Keys Soulcare CEO says her skin didn't always behave.
"I've always had actually a lot of trouble with my skin, so in a lot of ways it's a new experience for me to have skin that feels a little bit more under control," she said before adding, "To be honest, every day is different. Some days are better than others so skincare to me is like a ritual."
She also shared the simple beauty she swore by in her younger years—lip liner. "The lip liner had to be one shade darker than the lipstick...It was all about the lip liner and that was New York all day," she recalled. Now, her updated routine involves skincare and makeup illusions, but more importantly, one that she's made a habit because to her it means "loving on yourself".
Keys Soulcare Reviving Aura Mist ($22)
After she washes up, she uses Keys Soulcare Reviving Aura Mist which has a lovely Rose of Jericho scent. She credits her glow to misting throughout the day. It doubles as a wellness product too, since each bottle has a mantra on it.
Keys Soulcare Skin Transformation Cream ($30)
She wouldn't be a beauty boss if she didn't shamelessly plug more of her Keys Soulcare line, but she boasts that the super-thin formula of her Skin Transformation Cream has been a life-saver for her sensitive skin. The key ingredient is bakuchiol which is like a plant-based version of retinol, meaning it significantly decreases wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. However, unlike retinol, this natural substitute has no potential side effects like scaling and stinging.
Nars The Multiple Tint in Turks & Caicos ($39/ *This shade is discontinued. Sad we know, but you’ll find this product in more shades in the link)
We love a multi-use product for two reasons—it's a budget and time-saver. Alicia does too and uses Nars' The Multiple Tint on cheekbones, the outer edges of her forehead, and even under her eyes to brighten. She said of the application technique:
"Let's give the illusion that we've been in the sun all weekend, even when we haven't."
Diorshow Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner in Matte Blue ($33)
Alicia had another unique technique for applying her favorite Diorshow Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner. She lifts her lids and lines the inside corners of her upper lash line ever so lightly with colors like blue or green to accentuate her eyes.
Chanel Le Volume de Chanel Waterproof in Brun ($32)
And last but least, she showed how she swipes on her Chanel mascara which sums up her whole beauty philosophy. She said:
"I like to kind of go pretty dramatic with mascara..Beauty is complementing your mood. It is an accessory for you to express and be an artist, in the sense of, you know, we all are the artists of our lives and we get to express that how we want. So, you know, however you want to do it is right."
Well said, no?
Alicia Keys' No-Fuss 10 Minute Beauty Routine | Allure
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Can’t Stop Seeing 333?: Uncover What The Universe Is Guiding You To Do
Have you ever needed a sign from God or the universe to just drop out of the sky? Then, before you can recognize the coincidence, you start seeing angel numbers like 333 on your microwave clock, gas prices, or even as the total on your receipt. Numbers hold a special type of significance and influence in our lives, cultures, and spiritual beliefs and are known to hold hidden meanings, serve as guides, and act as messengers from the spiritual realm.
And one particular number that has captured the imagination of so many of us is the angel number 333.
Breaking Down the Meaning of Angel Number 333
Believed to be a divine message from the angels, this numerical sequence carries profound significance and offers guidance, reassurance, and encouragement to those who encounter it.
The angel number 333 is composed of the energy and vibrations of the number 3, which appears three times in a row, magnifying its influence.
When we look into the power of the number 3 in numerology, it’s typically associated with creativity, self-expression, communication, growth, expansion, optimism, joy, and the Trinity, representing mind, body, and spirit. Thus, when encountered in triplicate, it intensifies the message and significance conveyed by the number 3.
The Angel Number 333 Meaning: Spiritual Awakening and Alignment
The angel number 333 often appears during moments of spiritual awakening or when an individual is on the path of growth and change. It serves as a gentle reminder that you are divinely supported and encouraged to align your thoughts, actions, and intentions with your higher self and spiritual purpose. The angels are signaling that you are on the right track and should continue to cultivate your spiritual growth in a way that’s in harmony with your higher self and purpose.
The Angel Number 333 Meaning: Embracing Creativity and Self-Expression
A major theme with the number 3 is its connection to creativity and imagination. The presence of angel number 333 is a call to embrace your creative abilities and express your authentic self. Whether it is through art, writing, a new project or hobby you’ve been looking to explore, or any other form of self-expression, your guardian angels are nudging you to tap into your full creative potential. By doing so, you can inspire others and bring joy and positivity into the world, and even uncover a new level of self-actualization.
The Angel Number 333 Meaning: Reclaiming Balance and Spiritual Harmony
What’s special about 333 is how it highlights the importance of balance and harmony in your life and that you have full access to it. It’s your own personal sign to prioritize your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being despite the speed and hustle-centric of the world we live in. Your angels are tapping you on the shoulder to encourage you to maintain balance in order to live a more fulfilling and harmonious existence with yourself, your loved ones, and your purpose. So take it as a gentle reminder to seek moderation over the extremes in life, or if you need to add a little more play where there’s rigidity, allow it to flow.
What Should You Do When You Encounter the Angel Number 333?
Remember that you have help outside of what you can see with your physical eyes. And while this angel number might hold different meanings for everyone and each stage of life, the thread that connects 333’s meaning is harmony, the divine support that surrounds you, and a license to tap into your inner creativity.
If you happen to come across 333 on your path today, pause and make note of the crossroads or rumination that’s been on your mind. 333 is a powerful number for manifestation, so take a moment to speak out or write down your intentions. You have the power to bring your thoughts and desires into reality, and your angel number and guides are here to remind you of that.
Trust that the answer you seek is within your reach.
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