I am underwhelmed by Beyonce’s Vogue cover. I do not think it is bad, just bland.
Even more so compared to Rihanna’s which share some stylistic traits but is a far more dynamic and dramatic photo. The references (20's make up, Dietrech, Josephine Baker) are far more clear and coherent in Rihanna’s (and no, they are not “chola” brows, that was some BS from Marie Clarie).
Also all these people freaking out thinking Rihanna shaved her eyebrows for this kill me. Go watch some drag queens and learn about gluing your eyebrows down. Also research photoshop while you’re at it.