*Beyonce Knowles gets candid about what makes her feel sexy in the U.K. edition of Cosmopolitan for its April issue.

The singer says she likes to put on some pumps and a freakum dress when she wants to seduce her husband Jay-Z.

“You should put on good music and something that makes you feel great. I love a pair of high, sexy stilettos with a beautiful dress, but you have to find out what works for you – whether it’s doing the whole smoky eyes thing or a natural look,” she says in the issue. “And never be predictable. Mix it up, surprise him, change your hair – be the woman he knows with a little bit of a twist.”

Although the singer dresses up for romantic evenings with her man, Beyonce insists the sexiest thing about any woman is self-confidence.

“You can be beautiful but if you’re not secure in yourself, you don’t come across as sexy,” she says. “You have to feel good about yourself to make others feel good about you. Don’t focus on the bits you don’t like. Look at yourself in a different way and work out what it is you do like.”