Bring on the sparkle.
This article was originally published on August 2, 2023 and has been updated.
Beyoncé’s glam is always on point, and the Renaissance Tour beauty looks she’s serving during each performance are no exception. While her out-of-this-world outfits continue to generate major buzz throughout the tour, the hair and makeup has absolutely been the cherry on top.
Thanks to the work of hairstylist Neal Farinah and makeup artist Rokael Lizama, we’ve been blessed with some of the most fantastic hair and makeup looks Bey has rocked to date. From a masterclass in bouncy hair to endless iterations of glittering shadow, it’s been an all-out beauty buffet.
Scroll on to see some of the most iconic Renaissance tour beauty looks from the current North American leg.
To kick things off in North America, Beyoncé wowed Toronto concert-goers with a head-to-toe sparkly look and loose mermaid waves. A wash of silver glitter on the lids matched her crystal-encrusted Fendi dress, and the sharp wing and full, fluffy lashes kept all the focus on her eyes. Makeup artist Rokael Lizama used her brand, Rokael Beauty’s individual lashes in Lunar Lites and Aurora Lites along with wing cluster lashes to create the fanned-out effect.
Keeping with the theme of glittering shadows, Bey’s Chicago look blended mermaidcore with space cowboy chic for one of the tour’s most attention-grabbing glam moments. The star wore a Tiffany-blue iridescent shadow on her lids and the rest of the makeup was pared-back and pretty (think hydrated skin and a touch of gloss on the lips).
We would be remiss not to mention Bey’s excellent crimped hair in Chicago, which captured the ‘70s disco vibes of the night. We never thought we’d be adding a crimping iron to our beauty wishlist in 2023, and yet here we are.
Nothing says glamour quite like a smokey eye, and Beyoncé showed us how it’s done in Philly. For the first U.S. show of the tour, the singer stunned silvery smoked-out shadow and lashes for days. Voluminous hair, matte skin and a neutral mauve lip maintained the look’s timeless appeal.
We’ve been waiting for a lip-focused look, and Queen Bey did not disappoint in Tennessee. The shiny, fire engine red lip was a stroke of monochromatic genius, and the sparkly gold lids were a perfect complement to her honey blonde locks. We stan a colour-coordinated queen.
New York City
Smooth, glossy waves had a serious moment during Bey’s NYC performance. Paired with rosy cheeks, neutral shadow and a knockout Marc Jacobs dress, the look embodied classic Hollywood starlet in all the right ways.
Category is: dripping in gold in Detroit. For this gilded look, Lizama dusted Bey’s lids with plenty of shimmering gold shadow, and her skin was dewy, bronzed and generally fabulous. Combined with the already iconic sparkling hooded gown, it’s a tour look for the books. Speaking of: when are we getting a tour lookbook?
East Rutherford, New Jersey
Bey was pretty in peach in East Rutherford, NJ, wearing the barely-there shade on her eyes, lips and cheeks. Darker shadow on the outer corners of the lids gave the look dimension, while her voluminous blowout tied everything together for an effortless effect.
Beyoncé’s Massachusetts look consisted of big, shiny blonde hair, bold red lips and seriously over-the-top accessories, and we’re certainly not mad about it. The star rocked a glittering bronze shadow on her lids behind her incredible cat-eye sunnies, adding an extra layer of drama to the full look. This Renaissance tour beauty look screamed Old Hollywood glamour, with a camp twist.
Don’t get us wrong, we’re head-over-heels for Bey’s luscious waves, but there’s something so captivating about the ultra-long, poker straight hair the singer rocked in Minneapolis. We can’t get over the sleek and shiny look, which she also sported in NYC and New Jersey. More hair flips, please.
This Y2K-esque look was everything we adore when it comes to concert glamour: metallic, sparkly and over-the-top. Bey’s lips and cheeks were flushed with a touch of pink, and a razor sharp wing gave the eyes just the right amount of edge. It’s giving Renaissance Barbie, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Charlotte, North Carolina
When the “Heated” singer told us in the lyrics of the song that her “face card never declines,” she meant every single word. Showing a little Southern love for Charlotte, Bey dazzled beneath stage lights with a gold-to-purple glitter lid look complete with a thin swipe of black winged liner and a pink pout.
To match the ethereal energy of Beyoncé’s lemon-lime hooded couture gown designed by Gaurav Gupta, MUA Lizama seized the opportunity to play with colour for the pop star’s Atlanta glam. Our eyes were instantly drawn to the lids, where glittery green eyeshadow met hints of gold. Again, Lunar Lites and Aurora Lites falsies pulled the whole look together with a bold, wispy flair.
We’ve got two words to sum up Bey’s Phoenix look: Body. Glitter. As she should, this Virgo kicked off her prime astrological season doused in golden body glitter that glistened with her every move. Lizama took a glowy, soft glam approach to the singer’s face and eye makeup, while hairstylist Farinah straightened her honey blonde strands to create that signature, sleek look once again.
Las Vegas, Nevada
They say that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas — but we’re more than grateful that this show-stopping look made it to the Gram. Miss Carter pulled out all the stops for Sin City, where she wore a regal red number by Atelier Zuhra with a cape that doubled as the ultimate hair accessory, and jewel-toned makeup to match. They don’t call her Queen Bey for nothing.