Beyoncé Was a Golden Goddess at the Grammys—Here's How to Channel Her Look

Updated 04/22/19
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In case we needed any reminding that she's a bona fide goddess, Beyoncé took to the Grammy stage wearing an actual halo (halo, halooo-oo) last night for a much-anticipated performance, flanked by a holographic legion of fellow female warriors. All in all, it was a powerful tribute to motherhood and the strength of feminine power—and because it's Beyoncé, she looked absolutely flawless while doing it.

But otherworldly talent and general regality aside, Beyoncé is a woman of the people, and you might be surprised to learn that her ethereal beauty look actually came courtesy of a bunch of drugstore makeup. Take that highlighter, for example, with a luster you could probably see from space: It's L'Oréal, and it costs $11. (And in the interest of full disclosure, it was actually paired with a gold drugstore eye shadow to up the wattage even further.)

The tl;dr of it is that we can all be golden goddesses without dropping a ton of cash. Get the full details on her look from her makeup artist, Sir John, below.

1. Start with a base glow

L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow 24-Hour Foundation $13

Glowing-from-within skin starts with a strong base, which is why her makeup artist started off by prepping Bey's complexion with this luminescent foundation.

2. Lay on the highlighter

L'Oréal True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator in Golden $11

Sir John actually mixed the aforementioned foundation with this liquid illuminator to add an extra dose of luminescence before applying it directly to Beyoncé's cheekbones.

3. Use gold eye shadow to enhance the highlight even more

L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24-Hour Eye Shadow in Eternal Sunshine $7

Sir John actually swept this gilded specimen all over the singer's face before taking extra care along her cheekbones.

4. Don't forget to contour the eyelid

L'Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eye Shadow in Nude Fishnet $7

The makeup artist says that this helps to create the illusion of even more light. After making a base with chocolate-toned matte shades, he swept this luminescent shadow on the middle of her eyelid for a "warm, halo-like silhouette," he said, before finishing off with one last step.

5. Blend the eye shadow with lip balm for extra shine

Honest Beauty Magic Balm $18

The glossy eye remains one of the easiest beauty statements to make with plenty of payoff. Sir John just blended the eye shadow colors with a dab of run-of-the-mill balm, so you can use whatever happens to be hiding in your purse.

6. Don't stop at your face

French Girl Lumière Bronzing Oil $40

Sir John spread the glow by mixing the L'Oréal liquid illuminator with some body lotion, but you can save yourself a step with this gilded body oil.

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