Beyoncé’s beauty clip, ranked


That electricity you feel in the air? That’s because a new Beyoncé album is on the horizon. Renaissance is due out July 29 and will be Queen Bey’s first solo project since Lemonade, the surprise 2016 album that quickly became a cultural and global phenomenon, sparking conversations about everything from racial injustice to infidelity. Now, Beyoncé is back and the internet is already buzzing with anticipation — especially after releasing the album’s first single, “Break My Soul,” in June. Honestly, will she let us keep any of our perks over the summer?

Whether you’re a card-carrying member of the Beyhive or a more casual fan, it’s hard to deny the impact Beyoncé has had on music and culture throughout her decades-long career. And she doesn’t often walk the red carpet or do many interviews — instead, like a true artist, Bey primarily speaks through her music, performances and videos. His music videos, BTW, have been some of the greatest of all time (ask Kanye!), and they still deliver on fashion and beauty looks.

To pay tribute, Bustle rounded up 12 of Beyoncé’s music video beauty moments that remain truly iconic. It was a daunting task, but scroll down for a recap of her best hair and makeup looks that are always so inspiring.


Smoky Eye “Single Women”


“Hold Up” Water Waves

In one of her most recognizable videos Lemonade album, Beyoncé donned waist-length blonde water waves — which she paired with a ruffled mustard dress and a baseball bat.


“Run the World (Girls)” Tousled Bun


“Love Drunk” Shaggy Bob

Beyoncé kept the chic simple and cool with an asymmetrical shaggy bob in this beach video featuring hubby Jay-Z.


“Partition” lipstick and winged eyeliner


“Sorry” Braided Crown

For “Sorry” visuals, Queen Bey channeled African royalty with this braided crown hairstyle.


“Diva” Graphic Eyeshadow


“Countdown” Mod Pixie

The singer showed off her playful side in this ’60s-inspired video by sporting an adorable bowl-cut pixie. She brought more mod vibes with bright neon eyeliner.


Voluminous curls “Ego”

Few hairstyles are as chic and sultry as big, voluminous curls. Look no further than Bey’s look in her “Ego” video for proof.


“Kitty Kat” Leopard Eyeshadow

Bey channeled her animal side in this short and sweet music video when she rocked leopard print eye makeup and matching claw-like nails and earrings.


“Get Me Bodied” High Ponytail


Braids “Training”

In the video that launched a thousand iterations, Beyoncé rocked small but long blonde braids – dubbed “lemonade braids”.


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