Video Style: Recreate Glowing Bey's "1+1" Look

Video Style: Recreate Glowing Bey's "1+1" Look

You, too, can sparkle like the expectant mommy.

Published August 26, 2011

Beyoncé’s sultry “1+1” video mesmerized us with her faux glow, but the singer wowed us last night with a real one! The star revealed that she and hubby Jay Z are expecting their first child and we couldn’t be more excited! We wonder if Bey may have been “1+1+1” when she stripped down for the romantic video, baring only her flawless skin and some sexy lingerie. You couldn’t help but notice her shimmering, almost blinding iridescent glow that captivated us in every scene.


Her ethereal look can be toned down for the everyday beauty with just a few products. Makeup artist Sam Fine is a big fan of MAC’s shimmering face and body lotions like their Strobe Cream. He recommends following up your application with a healthy dusting of bronzer from the CoverGirl Queen Collection.  


Before transforming into a shining star, remember to moisturize properly. Beyoncé loves to slather her dry skin in Aquaphor, an intense, therapeutic balm. Other beauty moments during the video include the diva letting a wind machine blow through her weave and even shedding tears (hey, waterproof mascara!).

As for costumes, there isn’t much clothing in the video, but Beyoncé makes costume changes into a sheer sparkling top (did you peep her ginormous Lorraine Schwartz wedding ring when she grabs her hair?), a leopard-skin lingerie and stockings, a pointy bra, and at one point the images of her double up in a split screen as she rocks a one-piece witha flowing wrap.


Beyoncé has described the song as her favorite on her latest album, 4, and the video certainly gives a more intimate look at her.


What are your thoughts on her video looks?

(Photo: Columbia Records)

Written by Kimberly Walker


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