Queen Bey gave fans a royal performance at the Coachella Music Festival on Saturday night. The 26-song extravaganza (dubbed “Beychella”) featured a marching band — complete with majorettes and back-up dancers, high-profile guest appearances (Destiny’s Child, Jay-Z, and Solange Knowles), wardrobe changes (courtesy of Balmain), and even polish changes. Naturally Beyoncé turned to L’Oréal Paris Celebrity Makeup Artist, Sir John, to help create her signature looks. Here we take you through his step-by-step!
Sir John began by focusing on eyes. For Beyoncé’s shadow he utilized a warm, matte terracotta shadow as the base shade. He then mixed two loose glitters together – one in a copper color and the other in an iridescent purple – and placed on the ball of her eyes. Next, he used a black liner on top and a MAC coffee-colored Eye Pencil on the bottom lashes. He prefers to do this black/brown liner combo because the coffee brown helps to bring in some softness to the eye, whereas black liner on the bottom sometimes weighs the eye down. For Beyoncé’s lashes, Sir John wanted to give her a super feathery, voluminous look. He first curled the lashes to give them a lift and then applied generous coats of his go-to mascara, L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise.