Beyonce Wins Journalism Award : Beyonce Does Her Own Hair & Makeup
Singer Beyonce recently won an award from the New York Association of Black Journalists for her Essence article “Eat, Play, Love,” the group said Wednesday in a press release.
In the piece, Beyonce justifies her decision to take nine months away from her career to travel and find herself.
While on her break she found out a lot about the person she really is!!! ”
I discovered I love artichokes and that a salad and fresh fish are not only healthy choices but incredibly delicious.”
“This is one award and I feel strongly that the award was judged on the content and not on her name,” he said. “It wasn’t — I feel — given because it was Beyonce. It was given because it was a well written article.”
Beyonce has, at least, one other journalist in her corner. Katie Couric tweeted, “From 1 journalist 2 another: congratulations to @Beyonce!” The actual NYABJ awards ceremony goes down May 15. It’s unclear if Beyonce will attend.
Beyonce has given fans a sneak peek at the raunchy side of her marriage to rap icon Jay-Z after posting an apparently topless photo of herself posing with her husband’s jewelry. The new Queen of Pop also remembers first trying makeup when she was 6 years old. Reports People
“I was playing in my mother’s makeup,” she tells PEOPLE. “I had blue eye shadow and red lips, and I put crazy blush on. I looked like a clown, but I thought I was so beautiful.”
Asked what she wears to look awake after sleepless nights spent with baby Blue, she replies, “Lip gloss – I love L’Oréal’s Infallible 8 HR Le Gloss in Coral Sands – and a little bit of blush.”
Growing up around her mom Tina Knowles’s salon, Beyoncé learned a lot about beauty.
“I like to experiment [with my hair],” she says. “I love playing around with highlights or bleaching the tips. I can cut and style my own hair.”
In fact, she recently gave herself a trim, cutting two inches off her ends. “I just parted it in the middle and chh-chh-chh,” she reveals.
“It’s really about who you are, and the human being, that makes you beautiful.”
Still, being a superstar means having to focus on the physical.
When asked if she’s comfortable leaving the house without makeup, Beyoncé says, “Every day in my life is a part of my history, and I’ve worked really hard on my career and my life. So I make sure I wouldn’t be upset if somebody saw me.”
That means her standard lip gloss and blush, plus moisturizer – “I don’t have to spend that much time on my skin,” she admits – and sometimes, mascara.
“I’m pretty good at throwing out the expired stuff, but I hold on to my mascara for a long time,” she says. “I actually prefer old mascara. It makes your lashes thicker and longer.”
But regardless of who’s seeing her and where, the star is feeling better than ever. “I have embraced my flaws,” she says. “And I feel more confident.”