Here's A Bunch Of Life-Changing Makeup Tips We Learned From Beyoncé's Makeup Artist

Sir John does makeup for people like Beyoncé, Serena Williams, and Kim Kardashian. Perhaps you've heard of them?

Sir John does makeup for people like Beyoncé, Serena Williams, and Kim Kardashian. Perhaps you've heard of them?

He came in to do our makeup, too, and he gave us some easy tips to take our ~lewks~ to the next level!

He came in to do our makeup, too, and he gave us some easy tips to take our ~lewks~ to the next level!

For Jessica, Sir John showed us how to do a simple everyday look and he added a little YAAAS-factor by packing on the mascara.

For Jessica, Sir John showed us how to do a simple everyday look and he added a little YAAAS-factor by packing on the mascara.

To save time, dot your concealer for an everyday look. The triangle method is only necessary if you want maximum coverage.

To save time, dot your concealer for an everyday look. The triangle method is only necessary if you want maximum coverage.

Sir John says that the big triangle method under each eye is A LOT of coverage.
A few dots under the eye and then spotting concealer wherever else there's a blemish is fine.
For Jess, he used Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer.

Don't hold your brushes like a "chubby pencil." Instead, hold them further up the handle for more fluidity and control when blending.

Don't hold your brushes like a

To achieve the unrefined brow look, brush your brows up first, fill them in, and set them with a clear brow gel.

To achieve the unrefined brow look, brush your brows up first, fill them in, and set them with a clear brow gel.

Try L'oréal's Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Gel Mascara.

For a more natural finish, keep all pigments monochromatic. Shades should only be two shades darker or lighter from each other.

For a more natural finish, keep all pigments monochromatic. Shades should only be two shades darker or lighter from each other.

Sir John used the Color Riche La Lip Palette in Nude.

If you use your hands to apply makeup, use your ring finger, as opposed to your pointer finger, for a more subtle application.

If you use your hands to apply makeup, use your ring finger, as opposed to your pointer finger, for a more subtle application.

The ring finger is weaker than your pointer, so the application goes on lighter.
The pointer finger is strong and more aggressive, and it shows in the application.

For Maitland, Sir John sculpted her eyes and gave her a really soft finish.

For Maitland, Sir John sculpted her eyes and gave her a really soft finish.

To fill in your brows, start where you see spaces, not in the center.

To fill in your brows, start where you see spaces, not in the center.

Fill in the sparse areas with blonde or soft brown, whichever is closest to your brow shade, before shaping them with a heavier pencil or product.

Set your brows with a brow gel to keep them in place all day.

Set your brows with a brow gel to keep them in place all day.

Maitland has on L'oréal Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Gel Mascara.

For a quick and easy eye look, apply a dark shadow to the inner and outer corners of your eyes, and a light shadow to the middle.

For a quick and easy eye look, apply a dark shadow to the inner and outer corners of your eyes, and a light shadow to the middle.

And then blend, obvs.
On the inner and outer corners, Sir John applied the fourth shade of the L'oréal Colour Riche Pocket Palette, and he applied the first shade in the middle.

Apply your foundation after your eyeshadow because it's easier to clean up fallout on bare skin.

Apply your foundation after your eyeshadow because it's easier to clean up fallout on bare skin.

You can clean any fallout with a makeup wipe without having to worry about messing up your foundation.

Sir John said Bim had perfect skin, so he skipped the foundation and focused on creating this bold, blue eye!

Sir John said Bim had perfect skin, so he skipped the foundation and focused on creating this bold, blue eye!

If your skin tone is even and you just want minimal coverage, spot concealer wherever there's any minor discoloration or imperfections.
Skipping foundation can save you a lot of time.

For a super-bold eye, "scribble all over your lid" with a knockout base color.

For a super-bold eye,

Sir John stresses that you should embrace color, not be afraid of it.
He colored the eyelid with L'oreal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Cobalt Blue.

Really pack on the pigment and intensify the look by layering your base color with another similar shade.

Really pack on the pigment and intensify the look by layering your base color with another similar shade.

L'Oreal Colour Riche eyeshadow in Grand Bleu was applied on top of the base.

Create a prismatic effect by applying a darker color than your base to the outer corners. This will give you more illusion and depth.

Create a prismatic effect by applying a darker color than your base to the outer corners. This will give you more illusion and depth.

On her outer corners, Bim is wearing the darkest shade from the L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quads palette in the Violet Amour palette.

With a bold eye, you don't need eyeliner. A few coats of mascara are all you need to complete the look.

With a bold eye, you don't need eyeliner. A few coats of mascara are all you need to complete the look.

Seriously, GET

Seriously, GET

NOW GO PRACTICE AND SLAY!

NOW GO PRACTICE AND SLAY!

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