How to Create a Beyoncé-Inspired Halloween Costume

by Refinery29 DIY

A Halloween makeup DIY inspired by Beyoncé's BB Homemaker in the "Why Don't You Love Me?" video.


  • Foundation
  • Black eyeshadow
  • Fluid liner (matching your eyebrow color)
  • Charcoal eyeshadow
  • False eyelashes
  • Mascara
  • Nude lip liner
  • Soft pink lip gloss
  • Q-tips
  • Angled makeup brush
  • Bobby pins
  • Hairspray
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Here's the original Beyoncé look, for reference

    Step 2

    Apply foundation all over your face in a warm bronze tone. Then, using an angled brush, cover your entire eye lids with a stay-proof black shadow. Brush outward to create a dramatic cat-eye.

    Step 3

    Use the same angled brush and fluid liner to shade in brows, apply it in short strokes to shade a solid eyebrow shape.

    Step 4

    Take a dark charcoal shadow and blend it on your upper eyelid, smudging the base of your original line. Then, take the shadow to smudge under your lower lashline, too.

    Step 5

    Apply false lashes of your choice, and apply mascara.

    Step 6

    To create tear-stained cheeks, blend a dark eyeshadow and eye drops into a bowl, mix together, and apply the streaks to your cheeks using a Q-tip.

    Step 7

    Line lips with a nude liner and add a soft pearly pink gloss on top.

    Step 8

    Part hair diagonally.

    Step 9

    Roll hair up and back, then secure with bobby pins.

    Step 10

    Back-comb the left side.

    Step 11

    Repeat steps 7-9 on the other side, and finish off by spraying the 'do with hair spray.

    Step 12

    Ta-da! Arm yourself with a phone receiver and a martini, and you're ready for a glam, spooky night out, Beyoncé style!