Wanna look flawless? These are the products you need.
The man behind all of Beyoncé’s epic Lemonade looks, makeup artist Sir John, held a Master Class in NYC on September 14 and gave insiders a laundry list of his favorite products ― personal and professional ― throughout the six-hour discussion.
Here’s a breakdown by category:
Face: What he calls the “best translucent powder in the business,” Sir John swears by Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder to set your makeup. He also says Milk of Magnesia (yes, the laxative) is the key to a matte face. Glue sticks are the secret for taming and texturizing brows. For complexion and contouring, he loves L’Oreal’s Pro Glow Foundation, Givenchy Mister Light and Tom Ford Bronzing Powder.
Lips: For a great matte lip that’ll last, Sir John thinks Dose of Colors Liquid Lipstick is the way to go. The L’Oreal Plum Lip Palette he personally created is in his top rotation and he’s “emotionally attached to it.” Charlotte Tilbury’s Nude Kate is also “the perfect nude.”
Skincare: Sir John mentioned his obsession with rose oil no less than ten times throughout the class, his favorite being Chantecaille Face Oil. He also told The Huffington Post that he uses Ren Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask to keep his complexion in check and By Terry Rose Balm to feel “luxurious.”
Eyes: MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush is the perfect “fluffy synthetic brush that diffuses concealer” around the eyes best ― it helps make smoky eyes have invisible lines. For Beyoncé’s “On The Run” tour, Sir John did a winged eye with only brown under the eyes so Beyonce didn’t look older than she is. He loves the matte brown shadow, Coconut Grove, from Nars for this.
Highlighters: He feels that “cream highlighters are the best.” Specifically, Madina from Milano Chic & Shine is the “best in the business,” but Kiko Radiant Touch highlighter is produced by the same company and also great. It gives a sheen that’s more “natural” than a powder highlighter.
Now, get shopping!