Beyonce’s Makeup Artist Sir John Shows Us the Right Way to Use Highlighter for an Easy Glam Look


Beyoncé’s glow is about to be yours.

Sir John – who’s the talent behind many of Hollywood’s pretty red carpet faces, including stars such as Queen Bey, Naomi Campbell and Margot Robbie — stopped by the Us Weekly studios to share some tips for an easy glam this season.

“Easy glam, in my opinion, happens to be convertible pieces,” the pro, who’s set to release his Disney’s The Lion King Limited Edition Collection by Sir John & Luminess cosmetics line on June 15, explains to Us. “[It’s] pieces that you can use in more than one areas of the face.” That could be a liquid lipstick that doubles as a cream blush or even a highlighter for a shimmery eye shadow.

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Beyonce’s makeup artist Sir John shows Us how to get Beyonce’s easy glam look.

Keep in mind, he adds, “you want to make sure you find products that you can use in an express stop, and actually come out of the express stop looking like you’ve actually had time.”

Another key to an easy glam is using a highlighter properly, he says. Take the “Formation” singer, 37, in Netflix’s Homecoming for example: It’s important “that you strategically place your highlighter,” the makeup artist continues, noting that a “big faux pas” he notices a lot on social media is when girls shine the tip of their nose with the shimmer.

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Beyonce performs at the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at Indio Polo Grounds on April 21, 2018 in Indio, California. Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup/MEGA

Instead, Sir John recommends applying the product “along the sides” of the face and stopping right at the eyes. “If you have a shimmer blush or an illuminating highlighter, it should stop or dissipate away when you get to the eyes,” he says. “So only in the front of your cheeks should be a bit more matte.” Doing this technique “makes a massive, massive, massive difference,” he adds.

For more on how to get the Lion King star’s look, check out the video above!

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