Beyoncé Always Does These 5 Things — & No One Has Noticed

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It's safe to say that we have a deep teetering on creepy love for Beyoncé. And while we'll find almost any excuse to celebrate the star, Bey's birthday feels like an opportune time to pay homage in the best way we know how — by breaking down her iconic beauty look.
From long cascading waves and defined eyes to sky-high ponytails and bold lips, you might think you have Beyoncé's signature look all figured out. But you'd be surprised by the subtle little tricks her glam team employs when none of us are looking.
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Ahead, check out the five trends that our queen rocks on the reg — and get ready to cop them for yourself.
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She Relies On Mascara, Not Faux Lashes

Bey's loyal makeup artist, Sir John, told Stylist that Beyoncé prefers to go without false lashes. "We stopped using lashes quite a few years ago," he said. "At one point, I brought up the fact that I feel that false eyelashes are dated, unless you're going for the retro look. So I talked to her about that, and she totally agreed."
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Her Lids Are Glossy, Never Glittery

Sir John explained to Beautyeditor that Bey is "not really a huge fan of eyeshadow." If you see it on her, it means he "convinced her to do it." But that doesn't mean she always keeps her lids totally bare. "I gave her a glossy lid for a video that we were doing maybe four or five years ago, and she's been obsessed ever since — she'll even do it herself," he says.

Sir John's relies on Elizabeth Arden's cult Eight Hour Cream for the effect. He advises keeping the rest of the skin matte for the most flattering results.
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You'll Never Catch Her With A Brow Hair Out Of Place

Especially when her hair is light blonde, Beyoncé is all about her thick, dark brows making a statement. And Byrdie recently reported that Sir John really locks them in place. "My beauty hack is to use Elmer's Glue Stick ($3) as the ultimate brow gel in the heat," he said.
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She Doesn't Love Shadow, But She Lives For Lipstick

Anyone that follows Beyoncé on Instagram knows that she loves a bold matte lip — whether she's at a party or posing for an underwater photoshoot (never change, Bey).
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Her Nails Are Always On Point

Like most aspects of her look, Bey's nails are aspirational. You may have missed it, but she always wears her almond-shaped nails long and perfectly pointy — always ready to open mail, or take in a glorious sunset.
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