Who among us doesn't wish they could rock makeup like Beyonce? No one, that's who. So who better to go to for advice when it comes to makeup tips that Beyonce's makeup artist? It's rare that you see celebs who don't wear makeup, and not far behind those stars is usually a favorite makeup artist who keeps all our favorite idols looking fresh no matter how many hours they've spent on stage or set. For nearly a decade, Sir John, who does Beyonce's makeup for red carpet appearances, editorials, and tours, has kept the Queen herself looking flawless. Here you'll find some of his favorite tips and tricks that you can add to your own makeup arsenal.
As if Beyonce isn't enough of an all-star client to gain pretty much anyone's trust, Sir John has also worked with other high profile clients such as Priyanka Chopra, Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls and Serena Williams. He's also partnered with L’Oréal Paris and even found the time to work as a mentor on Lifetime's series American Beauty Star.
Learn from the "Beyest" with this load of this tricks and tips directly from Beyonce's makeup artist and all-around brilliant guy, Sir John. Vote up the most luminously healthy tips on keeping your look on point all year long.
Increase Your Facial Circulation
As it turns out, massaging your face is a great way to keep it looking luminous, becasue it keeps your circulation going. As Sir John explains, both your face and makeup will thank you. "Your foundation lays better. It lasts longer. All dark circles are, or acne scarring, or any of that kind of stuff, is sluggish circulation," he says.
Moisturizing Is The Name Of The Game
Perhaps the best makeup tip of them all is the simplest: make sure you keep the skin underneath your makeup looking radiant and moisturized. Sir John recommends keeping your skin prepped with products like L'Oréal's Pure Clay Mask, REN's Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask, or Caudalie's Beauty Elixir.
Easy On The Powder
Though a great powder is a perfect way to set your look, Sir John reveals that you want to keep things light and avoid certain areas.
"I like an invisible or translucent loose powder. I find that pressed powders are too heavy. Also, you never want to use them around the eyes because it ages you. The skin around your eyes is so thin, I wouldn't want to put anything heavy and dry around that area."
Lipstick Looks Depend On The Occasion
With so many shades of lipstick on the market these days, how's a girl (or guy) to chose? Sir John says it's all about consideration for the look you're trying to get.
"When you want your skin to pop or your tan to come alive, choose an orange-based red. Tomato red will make your skin look healthier. If you want your teeth to look really, really white and your smile to illuminate, go for a blue-based red from raspberry to dark Merlot."