Great Beauty: Alicia Keys' Makeup Evolution

Whats not to love about Alicia Keys? She's a platinum selling artist, she counts Prince as one of her BFFs, she's a deliriously happy new mom and wife -- and she's ESSENCE's June cover girl! In honor of Keys' gorgeous turn on our cover, lets look back at her most memorable beauty looks since we first go to know the stunning songstress, back in 2000.
ESSENCE.COM May, 11, 2011

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At the Grammy Awards, newcomer Alicia Keys rocked the red carpet in kohl-smudged eyes and bronze lipstick.

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Keys sported a beaded headpiece and berry-toned makeup at the 7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards.

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At a New York City store opening, Keys turned heads in huge afro puffs and smokey, moss green eyes.

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All eyes were on Keys at the 44th GRAMMY Awards, when she showed up rocking seriously sequined lids!

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At the VIBE Awards, Alicia Keys went with copper, gold and peach makeup tones to match her fiery cocktail dress.

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Keys sported ultraviolet eyeshadow and high-shine pink lip gloss at the MTV Europe Music Awards.

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Alicia rocked a smokey blend of cocoa and bronze eyeshadows to compliment her brown jacket at the 32nd Annual American Music Awards.

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At the 48th Annual Grammys, Alicia Keys brought the drama with mile-long faux lashes and “cat eye” liquid liner.

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At the 2007 MTV VMA’s, a super-tan Keys sported a severe bun, champagne eyeshadow and a bold slash of merlot-hued lipstick.

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Keys rocked electric emerald eyeshadow during an appearance on 106 & Park.

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At the “We Are Together” premiere, Keys sported a Sixties look, with Twiggy-esque lashes, pearly eyeshadow and a pale, uber-nude lip.

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At the 2009 American Music Awards, Keys played up her eyes with a lovely aquamarine eyeshadow that matched her gown.

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At the 10th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, Alicia paired coral lips with shimmery metallic green shadow.

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At the 2009 Grammys, Alicia was a red carpet star in jet black liquid liner and a luscious pop of fucshia lipstick.

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Keys went for Old Hollywood glamour at the 81st Annual Academy Awards, rocking pale lilac eyeshadow, major liner, flawless foundation and a lush, fuschia mouth.

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With her luscious curls and sweet, candy pink mouth, Alicia Keys was the hottest celeb at the 2010 Brit Awards.

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At the Proenza Schouler show during Fashion Week, Alicia was glowing in dewy cream blush and grayish-taupe shimmer shadow.

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At ZO’s Summer Groove concert, Alicia sported sparkly gold shadow and a stunning, juicy, deep coral lip — the perfect compliment!

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At the BET Awards, Alicia Keys went for a daring look with drop-dead gorgeous, scarlet gloss and a messy side-plait.

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Keys sported a smokey, bronzed metallic eye at the 2011 Met Ball.

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At the unveiling of the Alicia Keys Wax Figure at Madame Tussaud’s, the singer showed up with clean skin, lush lashes on the upper lashline, and soft retro waves.

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At the Keep a Child Alive ball, Alicia Keys sported precise, perfectly winged liquid liner and an electric pink lip we could see from her. Devastatingly gorge.