Beyoncé goes au naturale in new Tumblr photos

Beyoncé Knowles is a superstar known for wearing gorgeous frocks, strong accessories, and dramatic makeup. Her recent appearance at the Met’s 2012 Costume Institute Gala in a show-stopping Givenchy gown with a huge feather train is a strong indication of her typical style character. Thus, when images surfaced recently of Knowles going au naturale in her latest Tumblr photos, the media quickly took note.

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“In one deglammed shot, she looks makeup-free, sporting a bikini top and posing in front of a serene view from her yacht,” reports New York’s Daily News.

Pictured hanging out in the South of France on a yacht to celebrate her birthday this past September, Beyoncé has been lauded by the press for her sexy appearance in a revealing bikini despite her “sans fards” face.

“In one of the images, the makeup-free singer stuns in little more than her bikini and a blue-and-green caftan cover-up,” opines Us magazine. “In another, the fresh-faced beauty, with her hair tied back, rocks a varsity-style navy sweater with ‘J’ emblazoned on the chest.”

She is also shown cutting into a cake to celebrate her 31st birthday with a cute heart signed, “Blue + Jay.”

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Other hot shots on her Tumblr account show the fashion icon in a “Texans for Obama” t-shirt, holding up her ballot for the 2012 presidential election, and rocking a pair of Obama earrings. Beyoncé certainly knows how to use beauty and style to express and influence the most current sentiments of our time.

What do you think of Beyoncé’s beauty make-under? Is the “less is more” approach something she should try more often?

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