Beyonce’s make-up artist Sir John gives us 5 beauty secrets


The makeovers took place in two cities, mainly Cape-Town and Johannesburg.

We were lucky enough to be a part of this exclusive event held in Johannesburg on Saturday the 12th of May.

South Africa’s media darling Bonang Matheba was the host of the evening and was dressed by Woolworths in a yellow ensemble.

As the makeovers were underway, renowned make-up guru Sir John answered a few questions from the audience.

·      How do you apply make-up without looking cakey?

The secret to flawless make-up is applying your foundation with a sponge; a beauty blender works just as well. Then follow with a blush brush to buff the foundation, making it appear like it’s a part of your skin.

·      What’s the current trending eye make-up?

Instead of doing the traditional smoky eye, try doing it vice-versa. Leave the eyelids bare and apply denim blues and browns on your lower lash. This technique helps in opening up your eyes.

·      What’s the one make up tool a woman can’t go without?

Your index finger is one of the best tools you can ever use to apply make-up. It’s perfect for applying foundation and blending eye shadow, resulting in a perfect and seamless finish. 

·      How can your make-up last longer on your face?

It’s all in the layering. When you layer your make-up correctly, your make-up is bound to last for as long as you want. Instead of only applying foundation, follow with a dab of powder suitable for your skin tone. Don’t forget to go over your lips with a lip liner. He suggests that instead of a regular lipstick; rather use a lip stain as it last longer on the lip.

·      Any personal tricks you want to share with us?

One of his back pocket tricks is to use lip-stain as a cream blush. Lip stains have a longer staying power on your cheeks as opposed to the regular powder blush. Lightly dab it in your cheekbones and blend it together with your index finger.

See the pictures of the makeover below: 

The #BeyGlamSquad slayed the Mom’s makeovers! They look stunning ????

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