In the fashion world, everyone looks forward to the biggest and most important issue from Vogue – the September issue. This year Beyoncé fronts the cover of the magazine which was shot by uprising young photographer, 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell.
Fun fact! Tyler was handpicked by Beyoncé herself. And on top of that, he’s the first black photographer to shoot the cover of Vogue in its 126 years in the business.
Dressed in Gucci, Lynn Ban headpiece, and floral headdress by Rebel Rebel, Queen Bey looked ethereal. And the makeup compliments the whole concept with an equally ethereal glow by non-other than global celebrity makeup artist and Beyoncé’s own beauty expert, Sir John.
“Beyoncé loves a ‘no-makeup’ makeup look,” says Sir John on creating the cover look using Marc Jacobs Beauty.
“She’s all about being confident in your skin and owning your natural element. this look was all about redefining glamorous as a state of mind. we focused on enhancing her natural brows, skin and structure – and bringing out that inner glow. It’s a #boybeat.”
You can now recreate one of Beyoncé’s iconic look with these steps from the man himself.
1. Prep is key
Before doing anything else, Sir John preps Beyoncé’s skin using the Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer. Because this product contains five types of coconut it’ll really nourish the skin and hydrate the complexion.
For that lit-from-within glow, he went for a bronzey, rose-gold finish 2 part highlighter. To start, pumped a few drops of the Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter in Fantasy, and apply it on the high points of your face.
“Always avoid shimmer on the front of the face. apply it to your angles for sexiness,” he says.
3. Apply foundation on wet skin
Sir John believes that one should always make it a point to apply foundation on wet, moisturised skin. This is the best way to lock in your glow.
Afterwards, he opted for a foundation that’s slightly darker than her complexion and mixing it with a few pumps of the same highlight. This’ll give out the 3D cheek effect.
“It’s all about a glowy contour. Dew drops are worth their weight in gold. It’s the one thing I have in my bag everywhere – I use it for concerts, for shoots, for tours – I use it religiously.”, he continues.
4. Set it matte
To finish the look, he used the Finish-Line Perfecting Coconut Setting Powder, which is also infused with five different types of coconut and cocoa butter for a lasting soft-matte finish.
Source: Marc Jacobs Beauty