Beyoncé Does Her Own Hair and Makeup

The "Most Beautiful Woman" talks about her beauty tricks.

Posted: 05/07/2012 11:16 AM EDT
Filed Under Style, Beauty, Beyoncé

Beyoncé clearly has a team of professionals swirling around to keep People's 2012 Most Beautiful Woman looking spectacular, but in the magazine's interview, the singer revealed that she often does her own makeup for appearances and even trims her own hair.

"Lip gloss — I love L'Oréal's Infallible 8 HR Le Gloss in Coral Sands – and a little bit of blush," is what the new mother uses to look refreshed despite sleepless nights. She also likes to use old mascara on her lashes because it makes them thicker and longer.

"I like to experiment [with my hair]. I love playing around with highlights or bleaching the tips. I can cut and style my own hair," she adds before sharing how she recently trimmed two inches off her ends. "I just parted it in the middle and chh-chh-chh."

Beyoncé has had a lot of practice though. She grew up around her mom Tina Knowles' salon and has been tapping into her mother's makeup collection since she was six.

"I was playing in my mother's makeup," she says. "I had blue eye shadow and red lips, and I put crazy blush on. I looked like a clown, but I thought I was so beautiful."

Now that she's a mom to four-month-old Blue Ivy, Beyoncé says she'll make sure to teach her daughter about the kind of beauty that truly matters.

"My biggest thing is to teach [Blue] not to focus on the aesthetic," she says. "It's really about who you are, and the human being, that makes you beautiful."


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