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Alicia Keys' Beauty Evolution: From Flawless To Flawless

Oh, right, she looks gorgeous with makeup, too.

26/01/2017 11:22 SAST | Updated 26/01/2017 11:29 SAST
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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.

Alicia Keys Beauty Evolution

2001

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At the 15th annual Soul Train Awards 
At the 15th annual Soul Train Awards –RON GALELLA VIA GETTY IMAGES

2001

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At the 7th annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards
At the 7th annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards –SGRANITZ VIA GETTY IMAGES

2001

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During an MTV rehearsal at the Metropolitan Opera House
During an MTV rehearsal at the Metropolitan Opera House –JEFF KRAVITZ VIA GETTY IMAGES

2001

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At the MTV Europe Awards 
At the MTV Europe Awards –JOHN ROGERS VIA GETTY IMAGES

2002

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At the Essence Awards
At the Essence Awards –FRANK TRAPPER VIA GETTY IMAGES

2002

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At the Grammy Awards 
At the Grammy Awards –SGRANITZ VIA GETTY IMAGES

2002

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At the MTV Europe Music Awards 
At the MTV Europe Music Awards –TONY BARSON ARCHIVE VIA GETTY IMAGES

2003

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At Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Party
At Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Party –KMAZUR VIA GETTY IMAGES

2003

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At the VIBE Awards
At the VIBE Awards –JEAN-PAUL AUSSENARD VIA GETTY IMAGES

2004

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At Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Party
At Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Party –SGRANITZ VIA GETTY IMAGES

2004

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At the Grammys
At the Grammys –DAN MACMEDAN VIA GETTY IMAGES

2004

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At the Palais des Festivals during the 57th International Cannes Film Festival
At the Palais des Festivals during the 57th International Cannes Film Festival –EVAN AGOSTINI VIA GETTY IMAGES

2004

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At the 19th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 
At the 19th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony –STEPHEN LOVEKIN VIA GETTY IMAGES

2005

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On MTV's "TRL"
On MTV's "TRL" –SCOTT GRIES VIA GETTY IMAGES

2005

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On MTV's "TRL"
On MTV's "TRL" –CARLEY MARGOLIS VIA GETTY IMAGES

2006

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On MTV's "TRL" 
On MTV's "TRL" –BRYAN BEDDER VIA GETTY IMAGES

2006

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At Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Party
At Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Party –JON KOPALOFF VIA GETTY IMAGES

2006

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At the Tribeca Rooftop in New York, New York
At the Tribeca Rooftop in New York, New York –BENNETT RAGLIN VIA GETTY IMAGES

2007

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at BET's "106 & Park" at BET Studios
at BET's "106 & Park" at BET Studios –SCOTT WINTROW VIA GETTY IMAGES

2007

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At MTV's "TRL" 
At MTV's "TRL" –MICHAEL LOCCISANO VIA GETTY IMAGES

2007

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At Z100's Jingle Ball 
At Z100's Jingle Ball –JIM SPELLMAN VIA GETTY IMAGES

2008

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At the Black Ball
At the Black Ball –PHILIP RAMEY PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC VIA GETTY IMAGES, XPOSUREPHOTOS.COM

2008

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At the BET Awards 
At the BET Awards –FRAZER HARRISON VIA GETTY IMAGES

2008

Jon Kopaloff via Getty Images
At the American Music Awards
At the American Music Awards –JON KOPALOFF VIA GETTY IMAGES

2009

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On the "Today" show 
On the "Today" show –NBC NEWSWIRE VIA GETTY IMAGES

2009

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At the American Music Awards
At the American Music Awards –ROBYN BECK VIA GETTY IMAGES

2009

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At the Collette Blanchard Gallery in New York, NY 
At the Collette Blanchard Gallery in New York, NY –GEORGE NAPOLITANO VIA GETTY IMAGES

2010

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at the Gotham Magazine annual gala presented by Bing 
at the Gotham Magazine annual gala presented by Bing –BRYAN BEDDER VIA GETTY IMAGES

2010

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At a screening of 'Biutiful' hosted by the Cinema Society 
At a screening of 'Biutiful' hosted by the Cinema Society –JAMIE MCCARTHY VIA GETTY IMAGES

2010

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At the Keep a Child Alive Black Ball
At the Keep a Child Alive Black Ball –RUNE HELLESTAD VIA GETTY IMAGES

2011

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In the portrait studio at the iHeartRadio Music Festival 
In the portrait studio at the iHeartRadio Music Festival –KEVIN MAZUR VIA GETTY IMAGES

2011

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At the opening night after party for "Stick Fly"
At the opening night after party for "Stick Fly" –WALTER MCBRIDE VIA GETTY IMAGES

2011

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At the BET Awards 
At the BET Awards –MAURY PHILLIPS VIA GETTY IMAGES

2012

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At the the MTV EMAs 
At the the MTV EMAs –LUCA TEUCHMANN VIA GETTY IMAGES

2012

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At the Givenchy Fall/Winter 2012/2013 show at Paris Fashion week 
At the Givenchy Fall/Winter 2012/2013 show at Paris Fashion week –STEPHANE CARDINALE - CORBIS VIA GETTY IMAGES

2013

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At the 40 Principales Awards
At the 40 Principales Awards –JUAN NAHARRO GIMENEZ VIA GETTY IMAGES

2013

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On "Good Morning America"
On "Good Morning America" –RAYMOND HALL VIA GETTY IMAGES

2013

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At the 40 Principales Awards photo call 
At the 40 Principales Awards photo call –JUAN NAHARRO GIMENEZ VIA GETTY IMAGES

2014

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At the book release of "Blue Moon: From The Journals Of Mama Mae & LeeLee" 
At the book release of "Blue Moon: From The Journals Of Mama Mae & LeeLee" –JOHN LAMPARSKI VIA GETTY IMAGES

2014

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At the Grammy Awards 
At the Grammy Awards –STEVE GRANITZ VIA GETTY IMAGES

2014

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At the Social Good Summit at 92Y 
At the Social Good Summit at 92Y –DANIEL ZUCHNIK VIA GETTY IMAGES

2015

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At the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL 
At the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL –KEVIN MAZUR VIA GETTY IMAGES

2015

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At "Billboard Women in Music"
At "Billboard Women in Music" –LARS NIKI VIA GETTY IMAGES

2015

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At the Harlem School of the Arts 50th anniversary kickoff 
At the Harlem School of the Arts 50th anniversary kickoff –MICHAEL LOCCISANO VIA GETTY IMAGES

2016

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At the ''The Voice Of Germany" finals
At the ''The Voice Of Germany" finals –CLEMENS BILAN VIA GETTY IMAGES

2016

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At a photo call for "The Voice" 
At a photo call for "The Voice" –NBC VIA GETTY IMAGES

2016

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At the MTV Video Music Awards
At the MTV Video Music Awards –ALLEN BEREZOVSKY VIA GETTY IMAGES

2016

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At the BET Awards 
At the BET Awards –JASON LAVERIS VIA GETTY IMAGES

2016

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Performing in Times Square 
Performing in Times Square –GARY GERSHOFF VIA GETTY IMAGES

2017

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At the Women's March on Washington 
At the Women's March on Washington –NOAM GALAI VIA GETTY IMAGES