In Honor of Beyoncé's Birthday, Here Are 19 of Her Most Iconic Beauty Moments

Updated 04/19/19

Bey, Sasha Fierce, Yoncé, Mrs. Carter—Beyoncé is a woman of many monikers and even more faces (all of which happen to be gorgeous). When she lifts a finger, it's like the world stops. She's a queen, if we've ever seen one, who is the epitome of beauty. I was lucky enough to witness her royalty in person during her and Jay-Z's OTR II Tour in New York. Let's just say I'm a changed woman after that epic show. Today is a national holiday, as it marks her 37th birthday, but this Virgo doesn't look a day past 21.

Wow. 

To celebrate, we gathered 19 of her most showstopping looks. Ready to bow down? Scroll through to see Beyoncé’s best beauty moments. 

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Any time Queen Bey is on tour, she shows up and she shows out with incredible beauty moments. During her and Jay-Z's OTR II Tour in Philly, she brought back her epic, butt-length braid, which inevitably broke the internet again. Her hairstylist, Neal Farinah, posted a series of Instagram photos of her extra-long braid. He clearly has some serious skills. He captioned one of his posts: "THE BRAID THAT HAS IT'S OWN HAIR-OGRAPHY." True. We're so here for this diva moment. 

beyonce 2013 Grammy Awards red lips ponytail
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Center part. Sleek pony. Red lips. Perfect skin. Plenty of lash. The result? #Flawless Bey at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

beyonce 2012 BET Awards curly hair
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The Beyoncé who lets her curls run wild, as seen here at the 2012 BET Awards, just might be our favorite Beyoncé. Plus, how many people can pull off a green smoky eye with a chartreuse dress? 

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Leave it to Beyoncé to rock a lob years before everyone else on the red carpet of the 2008 Grammy Awards. Her tousled blonde waves and soft, shimmering makeup even managed to shift the focus from her sparkling Elie Saab couture gown.

Beyonce Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference natural makeup
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Forget football. Fresh-faced with an abundance of cascading curls, Queen Bey looked radiant at the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference.

Beyonce Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show
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A few days later, Sasha Fierce hit the stage at the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show with performance-ready tresses (read: very flippable hair), a bronze smoky eye, and a metallic manicure to match. 

Beyonce 2014 Grammy Awards short blonde hair dark lips
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If anyone can pull off statement eyes and lips at the same time, it’s Beyoncé. Proof? Check out her look—deep red lips and kohl-lined eyes—at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

Beyonce 2013 Met Gala smoky eye long blonde waves
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It was all about the eyes at the 2013 Met Gala. Just add glowy skin, brushed-up brows, and a pale-pink pout, and you’ve got a Queen Bey–approved beauty look.  

beyonce 2008 American Music Awards high ponytail
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If you’re going to perform “Single Ladies” at the 2008 American Music Awards, you need a ponytail to whip around, like Bey’s high, bouncy, and voluminous version. 

beyonce 2011 MTV Video Music Awards side ponytail
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The mom-to-be showed up to the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards looking even more radiant than usual thanks to rosy cheeks, glossy peach lips, and pregnancy glow. 

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We’re crazy in love with Bey’s deep side part and smoothed-back hair worn at the 2012 Met Gala, which gives us a clear view of her gorgeous face and poppy tangerine lip

Bey looks like a literal dream from the heavens on her iconic Vogue cover. These beauty looks were beyond beautiful for a number of reasons. Name a more stunning flower crown than this. We'll wait. 

As we're gearing up for fall, let this moody dark lip serve as inspo to switch up your lipstick color palette. 

Beyoncé in cornrows might be our favorite hairstyle. This vibrant purple lipstick paired with a floppy hat is such a power look. 

Who says crimped hair is a thing of the past? Not Beyoncé. This textured high ponytail is all the sultry feels. 

Queen Bey is channeling the glow goddess she is in this stunning, neutral makeup look. These champagne-gold shades look breathtaking on her skin tone. 

In typical Beyoncé fashion, go big or go home. If you're going to wear a ponytail, it might as well be extra long and swing past your waistline. You're looking at true #PonytailGoals right here. 

Her highlighter is practically blinding in this rare selfie moment. It's hard to choose what we love most about this glam—a toss-up between the winged eyeliner and the ultra-glossy lip. 

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