The Evolution of Beyonce's Lip Color Is A Clinic Of Glossy Neutrals, From Her Beloved Nude To Natural Pink — PHOTOS
Beyonce has never met a super shiny and softly nude lip color she didn't like. Her pout is also equally fond of light pink gloss. The Queen Bey also knows her way around reds and berries when it comes to her lip color. But wait. Beyonce has even done black lipstick at one point. But for the most part, Bey really, really loves a glossy, honey-nude lip. It's a look she has repeated through most of her public and oft-photographed life. She totally knows what works for her.
Remember, she did sing about "gloss on my lips" in "Single Ladies," which if you ask me, is arguably her biggest solo hit.
The evolution of Beyonce's lip color can be charted all the way back to her days as a member of the all-girl power trio Destiny's Child and through her mega successful solo career. Overall, you'll see below, Bey tends to go with neutral beige, a peachy nude, or a whisper-light pink. She doesn't often go with mattes or lipstick. She usually chooses megawatt, wet look shine at least nine times out of 10.
Let's chart the stunning, shiny evo of Beyonce's lip color, shall we? She has softened through the years, with her nude lip looking more natural and more beautiful with each passing photo or appearance. Bey and her lip color are flaw to the less.
Bey and her girls blew kisses in 2001. But notice her lip color was super soft and pink.
2. Golden Girl
In 2002, Bey balanced out her golden curls with a muted, pale pink, and totally glossed out lip.
3. Bey-ge Babe
Her nude lips often have a little beige in 'em. This was a peachy x beige moment for Bey. Make that "beyge."
4. J. Lo Doesn't Have The Nude Lip Market Cornered
Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian could learn something from Bey's shiny and nude lip looks of yore.
5. Think Pink
Bey has gravitated towards pink in all gradations. But she loves that high shine.
6. Curtains And Drapes
Bey's hair often complements her lip color. This glosstastic shade looked like honey. From the Beyhive, of course.
7. Nudist Colony
While Bey wore a heavy eye and cheek, she dialed it down with lip, going with a milky nude.
8. Cotton Candy
She didn't fear a milky, cotton candy pink, either.
9. Shine On
Pink gloss worked so well with her white blonde locks.
10. High Wattage
Sure, Bey's gloss back in '05 was blinding. Her smile was even brighter.
11. Natural Woman
In terms of her lip hue, Bey looked like a natural woman here.
12. Just Peachy
In 2006, the singer and actress toned down a bright shadow and dress with a muted lip.
13. Did I Mention That...
... Beyonce totally owns the peachy lip look?
14. Still Going Strong
In 2007, Bey proved that the nude lip is, was, and will remain her signature.
"As glossy as possible" has to be her preference. So when she opted for a velvety, opaque lip, paired with a back-combed bouffant in 2008, we were intrigued.
16. A Lot Matte
This lip hue, worn in 2009, was pinker, milkier, and more matte than we were used to. But Bey was evolving with her lip hue and went mod here.
17. Beyond The Pale
When Bey chose a pale pink shade in 2010, it didn't wash her out.
18. Balanced Again
Also, in 2010, the diva balanced a slate smoky eye and blushed cheek with a soft, nudish lip.
19. Matching That Preggers Glow
When Bey was expecting Blue Ivy in 2011, she had a glow. She matched her lip color to her warmth, like usual.
20. A Little More Brown
In 2012, the Queen went a bit more brown, or dark beige, with her lip slick. She also didn't go maj with her shine game.
21. Berry Bey
In 2013, the singer went with a deep, rich, matte, and berry lip stain rather often.
She was feeling a deep, rosy stain several times. But she dialed the shine intensity both up and down.
The suede stained lip was such a contrast to her golden locks.
22. Back To Her Signature
She could still be counted on for her sugary sweet pink look in the one three.
23. The Lip Remains The Same
The hair color and length changes often, but the lip color tends to remain the same.
24. Hitting Her Stride
In 2014, Bey hit her stride when she was shiny, but not too shiny.
By 2015, Bey has proven comfortable with her strong, familiar pink lip.
Bey is nothing if not consistent with her lip looks.
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