Yep, that’s Beyonce. The singer took part in a photo shoot for the French magazine L’Officiel while wearing blackface makeup to darken her skin.
Blackface has been historically controversial because of its roots as a technique used to mock African-Americans in 19th-century stage shows. The magazine defends itself, saying Beyonce voluntarily wore the makeup:
Far from the glamorous Sasha Fierce, the beauty posed for the magazine with amazing fashion designers clothes, but also in a dress created by her mother. [It is] A return to her African roots, as you can see on the picture, on which her face was voluntarily darkened.”