For 2014, I wanted to devote a beauty appreciation to Beyonce. As information becomes available
about the various makeup products and tools used on the singer, I will update this post.
Beyoncé’s Beauty Secrets: The FLOTUS’s 50th Birthday Bash
Beyoncé recently performed at First Lady Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday bash. For the glorious occasion, the singer shimmied into a glittering Randi Rahm Mallory number which showed off her bronzed, glowing gams. She also posted a closeup of her glittering rose gold eyeshadow look:
“The incredible, iconic, beautiful @beyonce wearing #thedolcevita palette. Make-up by the incredible @sjblife pic.twitter.com/sRoqn6NoE2,” tweeted celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury from her Twitter account (@CTilburyMakeup) on January 20.
Wielding a Charlotte Tilbury Powder and Sculpt brush, celebrity makeup artist Sir John chose the Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette Colour-Coded Eye Shadows in The Dolce Vita, a cream-to-powder shadows quartet enriched with natural oils and silicon treated pearls.
Each shade is color-coded counterclockwise (Prime, Enhance, Smoke and Pop) to build your perfect sultry eye. Buy your palette here.
Beyoncé’s Beauty Secrets: 2014 Grammy Awards
Days later, Beyoncé attended the 2014 Grammys. She posted some behind the scenes makeup and hair peeks on her Tumblr blog:
Beyonce’s nail stylist Lisa Logan custom blended these vampy tips embellished with a handful of select Lorraine Schwartz baubles. Logan explained, “Beyoncé is such a creative force with a unique vision and loves experimenting with color. For this particular look, we gravitated to shades of purple and red and decided to start with a base of purple and then layer with red glitter to create a deep, sexy, one of a kind shade. The luster of the red top coat complimented her gorgeous Lorraine Schwartz rings and matching red lip.”
You can head to your nearest Sephora to pick up Formula X For Sephora Lusters in Atom + Eve, a ruby-red glitter, to layer over Formula X For Sephora New Classics in Pedal to the Metal, a pearly, metallic purple shade. Finally, be sure to snap up Formula X For Sephora Top Coat.
Celebrity makeup artist Francesca Tolot used MAC In Extreme Dimension Mascara on Beyoncé for the 2014 Grammys. “One that I find myself using on her a lot is [Extreme Dimension Mascara]. To me, it’s the best mascara [now], so that’s kind of a constant,” Tolot says. Another favorite is “definitely” L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes. “False eyelashes are dated, ” proclaimed Tolot. However, when Beyoncé does wear lashes, she wears Ardell.
Beyoncé’s Beauty Secrets: 2014 BRIT Awards
Next up is Beyoncé’s appearance at the 2014 BRIT Awards. The “XO” chanteuse dazzled in a spellbinding Vrettos Vrettakos Couture Green Zirgon Crystal Dress. Celebrity makeup artist Sir John complemented her gown by encasing her lids in glittering platinum shadow. He completed his flawless work with NARS Kabuki Artisan #27 Yachiyo Brush:
Beyoncé’s Beauty Secrets: Francesca Tolot Chats with Into the Gloss
Rounding out this first installment of Beyoncé’s beauty secrets, Tolot dished on the singer’s natural makeup look:
For that, I use moisturizer and maybe a little bit of concealer and lip balm. I like Amazing Concealer. It’s very intense, very rich. It really covers a big problem if you need it to, and I like that. Otherwise, I really love La Mer The Radiant Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 25. It’s nice—enough coverage, but it’s very moisturizing and it doesn’t dry or crease.