Beyonce has revealed to Allure her favorite beauty tips, tricks, products and at-home rituals. We’ve all wanted to look like the star at some point or another so, we thank her graciously!
What at-home beauty treatment do you find most relaxing? “There’s a scrub by Carol’s Daughter—Ocean Sea Salt Scrub—it feels like the beach and it has the most beautiful scent. I’m always rushing, and this scrub is moisturizing, so it cuts out a step for me because I don’t have to completely cover myself with lotion.”
What’s your must-have beauty product? “I love the Rosebud Salve in the blue can. [Ed note: It's Smith's!] I wear it with my lipstick. I did this trick last summer, when I was on vacation: I used it to prime my lashes before curling. It was like a natural mascara. It made the lashes hold the curl and look shiny. I use it for everything! And I love [L'Oréal] Elnett hairspray. It’s very light and holds whatever hairstyle you want.”
What’s you favorite hair look from your real life—not from a movie or red carpet? “In real life, I like natural curls as opposed to ‘I just put a curling iron through my hair’—almost bedhead. Not too perfect. I love when my color grows out a little bit and the tips of my hair look sun-kissed.”
What’s the best trick you’ve learned from a pro while in the makeup chair? “[Makeup artists] have a spray, it’s an after-spray. They sell it in every line, MAC has one. [Ed note: MAC Fix+] After you put your powder on—I don’t know how it does it—but it makes your skin look like skin again. It takes away the chalkiness. That always makes me look more natural—you can see my pores and the shine in my skin. I use it every day now. I won’t wear a powder if I don’t have that. I keep one in my purse!”
Who are your beauty icons? “I have many. I really appreciate Audrey Hepburn, and of course, Marilyn [Monroe]. I like risk takers like Cher and Diana Ross. I like people that find what looks really good on them. I think that’s the most important tip. There are things that I love that I know won’t work for me—these women found the perfect silhouette for their bodies, the perfect cut of suits and dresses, the perfect hairstyle. Their choices made them more beautiful rather than distracting from their beauty.”