Rejecting her diva crown! Low-maintenance Beyonce goes virtually make-up free as she scrapes hair back off her face in simple bun
06:39 GMT, 17 May 2012
It seems queen diva Beyonce is surrendering her title now she's entered parenthood.
Opting for a more natural look, the new mother stepped out virtually make-up free, bar a touch of blusher and tinted lip gloss, when she posed backstage after watching Ghost on Broadway.
She certainly seemed to have enjoyed herself, radiating a warm smile as she met the show's stars.
Fresh faced: Beyonce looked wonderful when she went virtually make-up free after she watched the Ghost musical in New York
The songbird looked casual but chic in a black and white striped blouse, showing off her post-pregnancy legs in a flattering pair of shorts and wearing her hair raked back in a bun.
But the 30-year-old was not the only familiar face backstage, as she enjoyed the company of the hit musical's cast.
She posed with her arms around 22-year-old former Coronation Street hunk Richard Fleeshman, who stars as Sam Wheat, the character made famous by Patrick Swayze in the original 1990 film.
His co-star Caissie Levy, who plays the Molly Jenson role, also looked delighted to be standing next to one of her singing idols.
Reffin' wonderful: Beyonce looked like she had taken style tips from Gladiators referee John Anderson as she posed with singer and former Coronation Street star Richard Fleeshman
Fans of the curvaceous Bootylicious star are far more used to seeing her looking the height of glam on the red carpet.
But she seems to be toning down her image since welcoming Blue Ivy into the world in January.
And the Beautiful Liar star said she is eager to have more nippers with rap mogul husband Jay-Z.
She said: 'I definitely want to have more. I don't know how many. God knows, I don't know yet.'
More like it Some fans will prefer her more glamorous red carpet look where she loves to flaunt her curves