‘I Can Cut and Style My Own Hair,’ said Beyonce

The new mother remembers first trying makeup when she was 6 years old.

The singer confessed that she loves to play around with new looks, adding that she has a particular fondness for experimenting with colour. Photo: Adam Haarison/Flickr

“I like to experiment [with my hair],” Beyoncé revealed to People Magazine. “I love playing around with highlights or bleaching the tips. I can cut and style my own hair.”

She also remembered the first time when she tried cosmetics. “I was playing in my mother’s makeup,” she said. “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.”

However, her routine has changed since then – Beyoncé often does her own makeup for appearances – but her love for the basics remains.

When asked what she wears to look beautiful after sleepless nights spent with her newborn baby Blue, the singer replied, “Lip gloss – I love L’Oréal’s Infallible 8 HR Le Gloss in Coral Sands – and a little bit of blush.”

Since her childhood, growing up around her mom Tina Knowles’s salon, Beyoncé learned a lot about beauty. “I like to experiment [with my hair]. 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.

But it’s inner beauty that she values most – and she hopes her daughter will learn to do the same. “My biggest thing is to teach [Blue] not to focus on the aesthetic,” the singer revealed. “It’s really about who you are, and the human being, that makes you beautiful.”

When asked whether she feels 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,” in addition to this, she also uses mascara.

“I’m pretty good at throwing out the expired stuff, but I hold on to my mascara for a long time,” she said. “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.”

Nonetheless, Beyonce has been recently hailed as the “world’s most beautiful woman” of 2012 in the annual list of People Magazine.

The 30-year old singer said she feels more beautiful especially now that she gave birth to her and rapper, Jay-z’s child: “I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this Earth.” Beyonce gave birth to Blue Ivy Carter, in January.”

She went on: “The best thing about having a daughter is having a true legacy. The word ‘love’ means something completely different now.”

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