Sure, Beyoncé released a surprise self-titled visual album this past week, which debuted at No. 1 on iTunes, but come on, the beautiful yet edgy eye makeup she rocked at her album release party was the real showstopper. (At least for us)
Leave it to Queen B to combine silver and plum eye shadows to create a modern smoky eye to perfectly complement her mosaic black Tom Ford dress. The stunning songstress also knows how to ensure her flawless skin glows by not bowing to the over-contouring trend.
Of course B didn't ruin this look by overdoing it with a bright lip… She knows that a dramatic eye goes best with a clean nude pucker.
Get the Look: Start by applying a primer like Prescriptives Flawless Face Primer to act as a barrier between your skin and your makeup. Primer will not only fill in pores and fine lines, but it will ensure your makeup lasts by preventing your makeup from absorbing into your skin.
After primer, apply a buildable, medium coverage, radiant foundation like BECCA Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation with your fingers for light coverage, or with a brush or sponge for heavier coverage. Cover darkness under the eyes or any imperfections with concealer.
To get the songstress's naturally flushed-looking cheeks, apply an apricot powder blush like Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in the apples of your cheeks and brush upwards along your cheekbones for extra lift.
To copy Beyoncé's eye makeup, start by prepping your upper eye area with a primer or concealer. Then, cover entire upper eye area with a matte eye shadow that matches your skin tone.