By Elizabeth Logan. Photos: Getty Images.
Lead singer of Maroon 5, The Voice coach, and perpetually scruffy dude Adam Levine dropped by Sirius XM's The Howard Stern Show a few weeks ago to talk about the NBC reality series. And since Levine's, uh, pretty low key (not saying he's a boring person, but he's clearly the most chill of the four The Voice coaches), the topic of conversation quickly shifted to his co-coach, a divine spirit that walks among us, Alicia Keys.
Keys, you may remember, recently stopped wearing makeup (some people, for some reason, were not pleased by this but most cheered on her decision to do so). Stern asked Levine about Keys' no-makeup policy, and Levine responded:
"She's, by the way, so great. She was putting on a little bit of makeup...and I was like, 'oh, I thought Alicia doesn't wear makeup' and she's like, 'I do what the f-ck I want.' I love you so much."
We did not think it was possible to love Alicia Keys more, but we do. It's probably safe to assume that this was a bit of friendly banter between work pals, but we also have to wonder: Does anyone really think Adam Levine knows what makeup looks like? Sure, sure, he's a rockstar, he can recognize a brush and bronzer and hair gel. But if Keys were applying, let's say, moisturizing lip balm that comes in a tube, would Levine necessarily be able to distinguish that from lipstick? There's a lot a person can put on her face that isn't makeup.
Then again, maybe Alicia wanted to experiment with some new cosmetics (maybe she read our Beauty Awards feature; we know she reads literally everything we write; including this; hi Alicia; we love you so much). She's Alicia Keys and can do whatever she wants...just like all women and adults!
Levine and Stern continued their conversation by remarking on how much Behati Prinsloo's name (as in Victoria's Secret model and Levine's wife) sounds like "hottie." Which, if we're being honest here, is the truth. I cannot tell a lie: It does sound like hottie.
See the full clip here.
Really, we shouldn't have expected anything less.
This story originally appeared on Glamour.
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