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.
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."
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.
Resist the Urge To Go Overboard
With all the great products on the market, sometimes the urge can be strong to use a little bit of everything all at once. But as Sir John told Allure, when it comes to makeup, a little really does go a long way, even when it comes to fake eyelashes.
"The skin should be minimal, editorial. And too much lash cheapens a look. I see people do two and three-pair stacked lashes — it’s cute for the club, but don’t send your girl down the red carpet like that.”