Saturday, October 03, 2009

Beyonce At Billboard's Women In Music- Why Light Matters

This is a perfect example of how makeup looks significantly different depending on the lighting used. Even the most beautiful colors and professional application can appear off and unflattering if it clashes with the light at the venue. Just one more thing to consider when planning an indoor wedding or some other important event that is going to be photographed and documented.

Beyonce was all made up in Nars for Billboard's Women in Music event. As you can see, there's a lot going on on her cheeks (they used Orgasm/Casino Blush Duo, Albatross Highlighting Blush Powder and Copacabana Multiple), which I'm not sure was entirely necessary. I'm also not a fan of such pale lips, though it looks much better outdoors (Belle de Jour Velvet Matte pencil, Honolulu Honey lipstick and Chelsea Girls Lip Lacquer). The best part of this look, in my opinion, are Beyonce's eyes, where the makeup artist used Cleo eyeshadow duo (and probably some kind of eyeliner, though the Nars press release didn't specify). Both the teal and the aqua shadows have quite a bit of shimmer, which makes it red carpet-worthy, though not very wearable elsewhere, if I remember correctly.

Photos: Dlisted, Just Jared and I didn't use the image provided by Nars, because I thought it was extremely unflattering and didn't do Beyonce any favor.


  1. I agree, I think she looks much better in the outdoor lighting. Very pretty shadow colours!

  2. I find Cleo very wearable with a bronze pencil (I use MAC Powersurge).


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