Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 25 October 2014

Alicia Keys wants speedy beauty

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys wishes she could get ready for a big evening out as quickly as her husband Swizz Beatz.

The 33-year-old singer may look flawless on the red carpet, but preparing for it isn't something she relishes. She would much rather take her spouse Swizz Beatz's approach to an outing if she could.

"No. It annoys me to death!" she laughed to British magazine InStyle about the process. "The difference in time between me and my husband getting ready is ridiculous - I take at least an hour and a half, and he'll be listening to music, doing his thing. So I'll call him when I'm putting on my dress and he'll still be ready before me."

She may not like getting ready, but that doesn't mean Alicia falls into a routine. She tries to mix things up rather than go for a tried-and-tested look most of the time, although there are a few items of make-up she is rarely seen without.

"It depends on what I'm wearing and how I'm feeling. I love a bright lip if it's great weather, and I always think a bit of highlighter on top of the cheek and around the eyes hives skin a nice glow," she said. "Oh, and I love eyeliner."

Alicia and Swizz are parents to three-year-old son Egypt and she is currently expecting their second child together. Her family life comes first when she isn't working, so in her downtime Alicia doesn't bother slaving over her appearance.

"Definitely not - I don't like fuss and I'm not very girlie," she stated. "On my days off, I won't wear a single bit of make-up, and my hair will be a total mess - I love it! It's like, no one in this house cares what I look like, and they think I'm beautiful any way I look."

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