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All your beauty questions answered by Beyoncé’s MUA!

Sir John, Meg van Eck (GLAMOUR Content Producer) and Michelle Brown-Lee Smith (GLAMOUR Beauty Director)

When we heard Mr Sir John was coming to South Africa for a second time with Woolworths we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have a chat with the master himself. What gives him ‘master’ status? The fact that he is the brains behind BEYONCÉ FREAKING KNOWLES facebeat. So we did what any makeup-obsessed human would do: interrogated him until our lips turned blue and then asked him what shade of lippie would complement them. Read on to see what tips he gave us.

Beautify from the inside out

Beauty trends may fade but you’re stuck with the same skin your entire life so respect it. Instead of piling on the treatments from the outside start from the inside. My skin loving go-to beverage is carrot juice. I drink a lot of carrot juice. Carrots and other orange-y fruits and vegetables are rich in beta-carotene, a nutrient that is great for maintaining healthy-looking skin. It also increases cell circulation, hydrates the skin, evens skin tone and prevents wrinkles.

😊 My beautiful #Muse! #JSxSJ #wbw

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The mistake most women make

Forgetting to moisturize. Drinking enough water & moisturizing your skin will aid in your makeup in looking flawless. A hack that I usually use for long-lasting makeup is putting foundation on while your skin is damp before applying your moisturizer. So when your moisturizer dries, the foundation dries. Helping your foundation to last longer and look more natural.

#watchmework #SirJohn

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What products to invest in

Spend your money on complexion, and things that have to do with your skin. Spend a little bit more money on a luxury foundation or a great moisturizer. But don’t splurge on a brow pencil or a lipstick because there are so many options and textures that you will find yourself replacing them with a new one before you’ve even gotten full use out of it. If you don’t spend any money on anything else in your makeup kit, brushes are something to spend on.  I have had my brushes since I was 19 years old, and they have seen me through this seriously crazy journey.

Makeup on the go

If you don’t have time to do a whole facebeat concentrate on concealer and lips. The trick to looking put together fast? A bold lip. When you’re running out the house, a statement lip can take you only five minutes and will help you look put together. Concealer is a must for the girl on the go. It’s great because you can throw it in your bag and use it for spot touching up throughout the day as needed. Finish your look off with mascara and your look is complete!

#FBF #MetBall vibes 🕶❤ @karliekloss

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Red lippie for the win!

If you want your tan to pop, you always want to choose an orange-based red. Think ‘50s red or tomato red. Those will always make your skin look healthier. On the other hand, if you want your teeth to look bright and white, go for a blue-based red. A blue-based red happens to go anywhere from raspberry to dark Merlot lips. This will instantly help illuminate your smile.


What’s it like to work with Beyoncé?

Working with her has been such a blessing. Her star is so bright and her talent is so raw that it eclipses anything that is around it and it’s amazing to watch. When you work with her on a project like the Super Bowl or Coachella a.k.a Beychella it moves the culture, it has a way of changing society even if for a year, or two afterwards, so it’s a blessing to be a part of it.

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