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Beyonce was blessed by the beauty gods with a naturally ***flawless face, but sometimes it takes a little (see: very little) makeup magic for her to look like she just woke up like that.

Now, with the help of Queen Bey’s makeup artist, you can achieve her no-fuss face. Francesca Tolot has been responsible for most of Bey’s iconic looks over the past decade, and Into the Gloss got her to dish on what it’s like working with the diva, starting with that no-makeup look of hers:

“It’s so easy. She is beautiful, first of all, so even if we have to do a bare look —like for “If I Were A Boy”—there was really practically no makeup there. For that, I use moisturizer and maybe a little bit of concealer and lip balm. I like Amazing Concealer. It’s very intense, very rich. It really covers a big problem if you need it to, and I like that. Otherwise, I really love La Mer The Radiant Concealer. It’s nice—enough coverage, but it’s very moisturizing and it doesn’t dry or crease.”

Concealer and lip balm, check and check. But sometimes beating Bey’s face isn’t so easy. The hardest thing Francesca has had to do is try and make her look bad:

“Believe it or not, one of the hardest looks to do was for Cadillac Records when she looked so distressed. Can you imagine—because, you know how beautiful she is—to make her look like that? Somebody with perfect skin, beautiful almond-shaped eyes, very luminous and happy and full of joy—to make her look so bad?”

Mission impossible. Luckily for Francesca, Beyonce is an easy client:

“There isn’t really a look she doesn’t like. She’s very smart—whatever we do is her project. It’s her. Usually there’s a message in the song, which influences the way it’s going to be filmed, and the wardrobe, and the choreography. That’s all information that I have beforehand, and that will inspire the look for the makeup. She trusts me, and we even have the same kind of taste, which makes it very easy.”

And how exactly does she pull off every look over the years?

“I’m telling you, she is very professional and she feels confident. She’s good with herself, so she’s not afraid of what somebody else would think. If it’s needed for the project, then she’ll do it.”

Confidence. Don’t forget to add that to your beauty bag.

For more tips and tricks (as if Beyonce needs any) from Francesca, visit Into the Gloss.