Meet the Woman Behind Alicia Keys’ No Makeup Look and Glowing Complexion

Curated via Twitter from W magazine’s twitter account….

Dotti extols the magic of the cucumber. “On some days, I’ll look at her skin and say, ‘You need cucumber today,’ so I’ll grate a full cucumber, then place the pulp no higher than her brow bone and no lower than her under-eye bone, not going near sensitive parts of the eye.

She’ll give her cheeks a warm glow with Vita Liberata Self Tanning Anti-Age Serum or curb shine with Mally Ever Colour Poreless Face Definer Mattifier. “She did a performance in London a few weeks back, and she came offstage with this huge smile,” recalls Dotti. “She said, ‘It’s so amazing to not have makeup on and just sweat like a bomb!

It didn’t help that AK’s bare-faced mug has been everywhere lately—on multiple weeknights as one of the new judges on “The Voice,” extolling the liberation from a mask of heavy makeup on Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter, where she summed up her feelings of foundation, mascara and lipstick shedding: “I don’t want to cover up anymore. Well, good for her.

I put down the foundation sponge and rang her right up. “Alicia gets regular facials, does acupuncture and she eats healthy and exercises,” says Dotti when I get her on the phone. “She knows you have to invest internally for your skin to look great externally.

MV has always been a staple in my kit” Dotti always starts with MV 9 Oil Cleansing Tonic on Alicia, and uses its Pure Jojoba oil when she needs it. “It’s so close to the natural sebum we produce in our skin.

And then I met Sharon McGlinchey, founder of MV Organics skin care. “Emma Watson is a client, as is Maggie Gyllenhaal,” she explained when I asked about bold-faced named clients. “And Alicia Keys has been using it.

For weeks, I’d been seething about Alicia Keys' skin, shaking my fist up at the Complexion Gods, bemoaning the unjust large-pored bumpy hand that my face had been dealt.

That’s super important to me because I need to see where the skin is going, and to breathe into its direction. “Right now, we’re doing a lot of ice work to tighten skin, bring the blood to the surface.

K a full face of makeup, she replied, “Not really, but there will come a time when we’ll paint it again,” she says. “I was just speaking with her earlier and she said, 'There’s going to be a time when I say, ‘You know what? I want a red lip. ’' This isn’t really a big statement.

She’s already powerful to look at, with those amazing Cleopatra-shaped eyes, and now we get to see them! ” While Alicia rides her makeup-free wave, Dotti is there to keep the natural look looking, well, good.

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