"Part of the process of finding your self-confidence is also part of finding yourself," she explained. "We don't always feel magnificent and spectacular."
Regardless of how she feels, Keys always looks spectacular, even without makeup. The GRAMMY winner has been going au naturel as of late, and made headlines with her barefaced look on the MTV VMA red carpet last month.
"We battle with the stereotypes that the world puts in our minds: 'Are we thin enough?'" Keys said. "I think part of it is actually honoring like, 'Yeah, I am insecure,' and that's part of what makes you stronger."