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.