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Throwback Thursday, Beyoncé Edition: Makeup Artist Francesca Tolot Shares Her Favorite Bey Red Carpet Looks of All Time

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Beyoncé is fearless when it comes to experimenting with makeup. (Okay, let’s be honest, Beyoncé is fearless when it comes to everything … have you listened to/seen the video for “Drunk in Love”?) Back to the point, Bey’s had her share of memorable beauty moments. So in honor of Throwback Thursday, we caught up with her longtime makeup artist Francesca Tolot (who has worked with her on everything from music videos to tours to ad campaigns) to talk about some of her client’s best red carpet moments.

“Beyoncé is 100 percent involved when we are creating the look for an event,” Tolot tells PEOPLE. “Sometimes I’ll show her some visuals, but most of the time it’s casual and she trusts my vision.” Not surprisingly, the superstar doesn’t have much time to prep a beauty vision board of her own. “There is usually no time to conduct a trial … we create in the moment.” Bey has also learned some tricks of her own, and doesn’t need a 24/7 glam squad, adds Tolot. “She mastered the whole makeup process, she is really good at doing her own makeup.”

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So what are Tolot’s fave Bey looks? From left, she shares her thoughts:

1. 2005 Academy Awards:
I gave her a very classic and timeless look, but most important it’s dear to me because it was my first red carpet with Beyoncé, and I believe it was her first red carpet for the Oscars.

2. 2007 American Music Awards:
I love the blue eyeshadow and liner, which was inspired by the blue accent at the top of her dress, as well as her dewy golden cheeks. I like this because she looks modern and it makes her eyes pop.

3. 2008 Grammy Awards:
Although I used glitter on the eyes and lips to reflect the metallic of the dress, using warmer tones kept her looking sultry and feminine.

And while we’re totally feeling Tolot’s picks, we have to say we the #TBT moment Solange shared on Twitter (below) is pretty major. Do you agree with the makeup artist? Or do you have another favorite look? Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico