She may have a closet full of designer bags, but for the perfect accessory is perfume! “I feel like I’m missing my earrings or my shoes or my bag if I don t have my fragrance on,” she says of her first signature scent. “It’s the icing on the cake. It’s like the stiletto. It completes the hairstyle, the makeup.”
ON STYLE VS. COMFORT
“I’m always in pain! My earrings are heavy and my feet are hurting, but you know you have to sacrifice. You just kind of get numb after a while,” Beyoncé jokes about putting fashion before comfort.
ON DRESSING DOWN
“I have this weathered leather jacket I’ll throw on with a white T-shirt and some leggings or jeans and some really nice high heels. That’s my casual go-to look,” the star explains her effortless street style.
ON HER NEW BANGS
After cutting “severe ’60s-style bangs” just two months ago, Beyoncé is already trying to grow them out. “It’s very hard, because you have to pull your hair back and do these other things with them. Now [that] they re long enough, [I] swoop them over.”
ON HER SIGNATURE HEELS
Don’t let her bright smile fool you! Beyoncé might love her high heels, but her feet certainly don’t. “They hurt! They hurt all the time, but they say you have to sacrifice for beauty,” she admits.
ON GETTING MADE UP
“One thing I learned was less is more with makeup. If you don’t know exactly what to do it’s better to be more natural and to let your natural beauty show,” says the L’Oréal spokeswoman, who credits her philosophy to working with some of the best makeup artists in the business.
ON TIGHT DRESSES
At the MTV Europe Awards back in November, Beyoncé rocked the red carpet in this super-tight Atelier Versace gown, but once inside, it was far less glamorous. “It was really difficult to sit in, I have to admit, because it was so tight around the knees, but it was very beautiful.”
ON APPLYING PERFUME
Forget that dab on the neck or wrist, when applying her signature scent, the new perfumer takes an all-over approach. “My favorite place is in my hair because a lot of people get a nice whiff of your hair when you give hugs,” she says.