Beyoncé’s Makeup Artist Reveals Foundation-Matching Technique For Darker Skin Tones

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The sole proprietor of “I woke up like this” a.k.a. Beyoncé is known for keeping a beat face at all times, whether she’s hitting the stage for a sold-out performance or sitting court side with her hubby, she’s always flawless.

In addition to having a radiant and blemish-free complexion, her makeup artist Sir John keeps her looking amazing at all times. Recently, John sat with InStyle for an interview where he spilled the tea on a few of his trusted techniques that he not only uses on Beyoncé but other clients of his like Gabirelle Union Joan Smalls and more.

Most interestingly, he spoke on foundation-matching for women with darker skin tones in particular. You know, with the lack of cosmetic lines catering to women of color, makeup shopping is tough. You either end up looking too orange or there’s a pasty white veil covering you — not cute. However, for those suffering from the aforementioned, John has some great tips to end your worries.

“The first step is to know your undertones. Do you have a peach, orange or olive undertone? They’re all completely different dynamics,” he says.

And once you find that undertone, it’s all about applying your foundation around your headline first ladies. “The sun naturally makes the skin warmer and deeper around the hairline,” he explains. “If you have a good match around your hairline and it blends seamlessly into that area, it’s going to give you a really smooth veil of color for your complexion everywhere else.”

Well, there you have it ladies, straight from Beyoncé’s makeup artists. Give Sir John’s tips a try and let us know how your foundation-matching went.

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