She has long empowered women through her sing-at-the-top-of-your-lungs anthems but now she is helping others define beauty on their own terms.
As a new issue of Fault magazine appeared on shelves with the stripped back singer on the cover, Alicia Keys was practicing what she preached as she landed fresh faced in Paris, France on Tuesday.
The 35-year-old star walked out of Charles-de-Gaulle airport positively beaming with her son Genesis in her arms.
The Girl on Fire star gave the one-year-old a loving kiss on his little forehead as they made their way to the car on a dreary day in Paris.
Without makeup she fittingly glowed as she arrive at the the City of Light, proving she was not just paying lip service to allowing your flaws to be beautiful which she spoke about in a new magazine article.
Alicia is the cover star of this month’s upcoming Fault magazine in which she shuns the normal mountain loads of Photoshop and over the top makeup for a stunning stripped back shoot.
Alicia – who also recently released makeup-free press photographs – told the magazine her own fault has long been striving for perfection when, in actual fact, everyone is imperfect and that is what makes them beautiful.
The star said: ‘I’m learning to try and let go of the word ”perfection”. It’s not real and it’s a word that tears us down. There is no way to be perfect and no fun in being perfect. You can’t be happy unless you let yourself be vulnerable and make mistakes because we’re always evolving. No one knows it all and I damn sure don’t know it all!’
Speaking on self-love, she continued: ‘I force myself to look in the mirror and own who I am and to own MY beautiful. So what that I have breakouts or so what that my knees are pudgy, there simply is no perfect.
‘Once I can teach myself that there is no perfect and that I am meant to have my FAULTS, that is when I become beautiful.’