London, (ANI): Singer Beyonce, who recently was in the spotlight for sporting skin that was paler than usual, was photographed wearing black face make-up for an African inspired magazine shoot. Beyonce, 29, took inspiration from African culture and wore head wraps as well as tribal-style clothing and accessories for the shoot for French fashion magazine L"Officiel Paris" 90th-anniversary issue.
L"Officiel has said in a statement that Beyonce was “paying homage to African queens" and as a “return to her African roots, as you can see on the picture, on which her face was voluntarily darkened". “As for the artistic make-up, the inspiration came from several African rituals during which paint is used on the face," the Daily Mail quoted the magazine as saying.
“We find the images beautiful and inspiring. The designs are all reflective of the African influence on fashion this season. Miss Knowles poses with royal allure. A queen, a goddess, Beyonce is a bombshell beauty with a divine voice," it added.