Sure she's retouched, but that's not all that's off. This photo was taken of course before her pregnancy and deliver of daughter Blue Ivy in January 2012. She seems to have dropped a bit more color than just her first born as she definitely seems at least "4" shades lighter than normal here.
|Loreal Campaign August 2008|
|Close to normal tone|
What skin tone someone wants to be is their own business. With the sudden emergence of the new orange race, people have had to get tolerant quick. Showing tolerance for their terracotta hands and stains left behind on your furniture.
Beyonce, just keep it real and don't change a thing. If you're doing it for us or doing it for more acceptance or world-wide reach, then forget about it. Whether you're using the new skin lightening pills on the market, the new secretive and exclusive skin lightening spas sprouting up all over the country or the creams, it's still hazardous to your health.
If you're not lightening your skin again, then please pay people to Photoshop you that actually know what you look like and should remotely resemble at the end.