For her historic Vogue September cover, Beyoncé opted to go there and go bare with her makeup look. The star gave us glowing skin with just a hint of color, showing us her glam-free side.Her trusted makeup artist Sir John spilled the deets on the makeup inspiration for the shoot.
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He revealed that Beyoncé has been opting to embrace a more natural, no-makeup makeup look as of late. “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,” says Sir John. “We focused on enhancing her natural brows, skin and structure and bringing out that inner glow.” Once they got the aesthetics in mind, Sir John used a couple of beauty staples in his arsenal to help achieve the fiercest natural look on Bey. See below. Marc Jacobs Beauty Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer, $44
To prep Bey’s skin, Sir John used this hydrating and nourishing primer. He believes it’s important to apply foundation on moisturized skin, as “it’s the best way to lock in your glow.” Buy here.Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter, $44
Next Sir John used this gel highlighter to give her cheeks an updated contour: “It’s all about a glow-y contour. Dew Drops are worth their weight in gold.”Buy here.Marc Jacobs Beauty Finish Line Perfecting Coconut Setting Powder, $44
To finish the look, Sir John used this setting powder to keep Bey’s makeup sitting pretty for the shoot. The powder’s secret ingredient—five types of coconut and cocoa butter—gave her a soft-matte finish.Buy here.