When makeup artist Mally Roncal met Beyoncé for the very first time in 2002, she was, understandably, at a loss for words. “She walks in with this gold gown, no shoes, big ol’ curly hair, and not a stitch of makeup,” Roncal said recently at the Spring Beauty Soiree for Birchbox at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City. “I remember going, like, ‘What do we even do to that face? How do you perfect perfection?’ It’s unbelievable.” More than a decade later, Roncal is responsible once again for perfecting perfection for Out magazine’s latest cover, which Queen B appropriately graces for their Power issue in a Marilyn Monroe–esque platinum curly bob and strands of pearls.
Roncal says her inspiration was Beyoncé herself—“There’s not a lot of faces like hers in the universe, in the stratosphere”—and the cover look was a true collaboration. “She had very strong opinions. I wanted to give her just a little more smoldering, smoky appeal.” To achieve that, Roncal did a cat eye (a ’Yoncé favorite, the makeup artist says) and contoured the lids using her Evercolor Shadow Stick in the bronzy Saddle Shimmer. No faux lashes for B either. “It’s just a lot of my Volumizing Mascara.”
For the face, Roncal says, “She already has beautiful skin, so I always try to just enhance that and just make it more healthy, sexy, and glowing.” To get the perfect sun-kissed finish, Roncal used her pore-erasing Evercolor Face Defender and Super Natural Highlighter on the cheeks to “lift everything up.” She topped it off with a glossy lip, using Mally Beauty’s High Shine Liquid Pen in Nude Light.
And for those brows? Not a thing. “Beyoncé’s brows are perfect. They’re very, very beautiful and naturally shaped. God made them like that.”
AND WHY CAN’T BLACK GIRLS JUST BE SKINNY? WHY WE ALL GOTTA HAVE BIG BOOTYS AND VOLUPTUOUS CURVES?? oyeee
its just that when people say shit like that, they inflate the importance of how a woman’s body looks. there’s more to women than our bodies and i’m tired of people only looking at us that way. it’s old. we don’t judge men like that. we can do better.
I don’t like skinny Bey…
Skinny Bey tends to look more and more like a white girl…
I miss thick Bey
Thick Bey conquered the world… skinny Bey just living in it
I don’t like skinny Bey
Please understand that Bey has been on tour running round a stage & dancing her ass off for almost a year.
and a Vegan Diet
beyoncé runs the world regardless.
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i love the way she rocks so many hair looks. it’s like she’s opened up a whole new world.
In the past year, Beyoncé has sold out the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour while being a full-time mother. Her secret: hard work, honesty and authenticity. And her answer to the question, What would you do if you weren’t afraid? appears to be “Watch me. I’m about to do it.” Then she adds, “You can, too.”