The Secret To Beyonce’s Flawless Skin


There’s pretty much no disputing the fact that Beyoncé manages to look flawless most of the time, yet even though Queen Bey is the picture of perfection without wearing any makeup whatsoever, there are a few key products behind that signature velvety complexion, according to Francesca Tolot, Beyoncé’s makeup artist who opened up in a recent interview with Refinery 16.

Tolot explained that, before prepping Bey’s skin, she starts by ensuring that her foundation is the exact right shade. This is often the difference between looking good and looking truly great.



“The No. 1 rule: Make sure your foundation matches the color of your neck, because your face is typically darker than your neck. Or, if you match the colour to your face, be sure to apply foundation to your neck as well to create a seamless look.”

If you’re not sure if your shade works on both your face and your neck, Tolot suggests applying a dot of foundation to your chin (on a bare face) and looking in the mirror. You’ll be able to tell quickly if the shade is a perfect match.

According to Tolot, Beyoncé’s primary skin goal is to look glowy and well moisturized. So, the makeup artist always begins with a hydrating foundation — she loves Chanel Perfection Lumière, which has an illuminating primer built into the formula — applied in a thin layer to ensure that Bey’s real skin still shines through. Instead of using powder, Tolor absorbs any excess shine with a tissue, which prevents a cake-y, obvious finish.


Finally, for that always just-back-from-vacation glow Tolot applies Laguna Bronzer all over Beyonce’s face with a fluffy powder brush. She finishes with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle, which adds that candlelit luminescence.

And…that’s it. No crazy contouring shenanigans, just a few key products applied with a light hand. We may not all be able to live the life Beyonce leads, but we can all do our best to keep our skin looking just as good!

(images and source article, Harpers Bazaar, Refinery16)


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