Making history as the first black woman to headline Coachella, Beyoncé lit up the Indio stage with a powerhouse performance, replete with guest appearances by her husband Jay Z, former band mates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child, and sister Solange Knowles. Amid new renditions of both familiar hits and traditional anthems, for which she was joined on stage by roughly 100 backup dancers, singers and musicians—the marching band itself was large enough to play a college football halftime show—the triple threat left no detail unturned during the two hour-long concert. It was a showing so ground breaking that the beloved festival, which got its start in 1999, is now being dubbed “Beychella.” Even the icon’s costume changes sent shockwaves across the Internet—and not just because of her custom-made, shimmering Balmain bodysuits. There was speculation right down to her finger tips, with the question still remaining: Did Beyoncé or didn’t Beyoncé get a lightning-fast manicure in between sets?
Leave it to the icon to bring the laid-back festival to its feet in meteoric fashion, her hard work and incredible attention to detail on full display, from her heart-pumping dance moves and unwavering voice, down to the color of her sculpted finger tips. For those who hang on her every move—114 millions followers and counting, to be exact—it seemed she underwent a manicure mid-show: from black and lacquered, a perfect compliment to her powerfully futuristic ensembles, to a youthful metallic nude in a matter of minutes. It was a fete that put her fans in a frenzy, sending them to the internet to declare: “We don’t deserve her!” The superstar quickly became the center of a trending internet meme (not to mention countless rave reviews) as adoring Beyhive loyals everywhere mused over the mere science behind the beauty switch-up. And while one site says the so-called polish change took place during a dress rehearsal the day prior, there is another theory behind the unbelievable phenomenon. Quite simply, Beyoncé is no mortal.