Shock cost of Alicia Keys's 'no-makeup' look

Alyssa Tria
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Music legend Alicia Keys turned heads with her trademark ‘no makeup’ look at the Grammy’s this year as she paid tribute to the late Kobe Bryant.

“We are literally standing here in the house that Kobe Bryant built,” she said in her opening speech.

Creating memorable Grammy moments, while keeping hearts lifted and the crowd smiling the entire evening, Keys proved why she continues to be the perfect choice to host the biggest night in music.

Highlighting her laid edges with styles from cornrows to a middle-parted bun, Keys kept things very signature with her no-makeup glam, done by celebrity makeup Romy Soleimani.

Though the singer kept it makeup-free, it turns out far more money than you might think goes into the look as the saying goes, you’re no-makeup look is only as good as your skin.

Giving credit to products by Bobbi Brown, Whalm Yung, La Mer, Surratt and Clarins, Soleimani finished Keys’s radiant skin with glossy lids and a light flick of eyeliner.

A 2016 interview with makeup artist Dotti in W Magazine claimed that between regular facials, acupuncture sessions, a super clean diet, workouts and her skin-care regimen the total cost of the look rings up at a whopping $455 USD — or $670 AUD.

While this works for Keys, we firmly believe with the right ingredients and products you can get the skin you want without spending hundreds on products every couple of months.

To help, we’ve rounded up her picks along with dupes to help you get more for a lot less. Scroll below to learn about the crucial steps in Keys’s skincare routine.

Oil Cleanser

The Oil Cleansing tonic costs $121. Photo: The Detox Market

Dotti then likes to proceed with this organic MV SKINCARE 9 Oil Cleansing Tonic which is packed with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant-rich botanical oils which can be used as a secondary cleanser, a decongesting treatment or as a nourishing night serum.

Shop it: MV SKINCARE 9 Oil Cleansing Tonic (The Detox Market, $121)

Yahoo Pick: Pixi Glow Tonic 250ml (Adore Beauty $46.00)

Jojoba Oil

(Left) MV jojoba oil and (right) Priceline jojoba oil. Photo: Detox Market/ Priceline

Because one oil blend isn’t enough, to help lock in moisture, she likes to follow with MV SKINCARE’s Pure Joba Oil. Incredibly versatile, this oil can be used under any moisturiser to calm reactive skins including eczema and rosacea. Similar to the skins own sebum, this fast-absorbing salve softens and protects without clogging. “It’s so close to the natural sebum we produce in our skin,” Dotti tells W.

Shop it: MV SKINCARE’s Pure Joba Oil (The Detox Market, $55)

Yahoo Pick: JOJOBA COMPANY Pigmentation Oil 30 mL (Priceline $40)



To keep acne at bay, Keys relies on the Eminence Organic Skin Care Clear Skin Probiotic Masque, a probiotic-powered mask, radiantly clear and hydrated.

Shop it: Eminence Organic Skin Care Clear Skin Probiotic Masque (Dermstore, $56)

Yahoo Pick: FRESH Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask - Mini (Sephora, $46)

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