Ladies, you claim to wake up flawless, but how successful are you at emulating your favorite red carpet looks? Let’s be honest, not everyone is Beyoncé. But lucky for you, her makeup artist is here to help you out.
Sir John is far from your everyday makeup artist. His life consists of flying around the world, working with stars like Bey, Chrissy Teigen, Karlie Kloss, and Joan Smalls. “I was [British makeup artist] Pat McGrath’s assistant, and I did fashion shows in New York, Paris, Milan,” he tells us. “I was running around that whole circuit for a couple of years and met everybody. Naomi Campbell came along first, and then Beyoncé, and things started to take off from there.”
Bey’s makeup guru has some suggestions to help give you the look you’ve been dying for. With a few tools and tips, you’ll be red carpet-ready in no time. (Grammy nominees, take note.) One thing Sir John isn’t looking for this award season? Faces that are overly contoured. “I want women to dial it down,” he says.
We caught up with Sir John at Sephora in New York City, where he walked us through his top beauty picks, and shared some glam tricks to help us look like Queen B. Bow dow, because these are fierce.
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