After weeks of anticipation, Beyoncé’s cover for the September issue of Vogue was finally unveiled on Monday, and it did not disappoint.
In fact, the stunning shoot – which was shot by 23-year-old photographer Tyler Mitchell, the first black person to ever shoot a Vogue cover – has already been hailed as a much-needed historic moment for high fashion. Beyoncé’s stripped back, natural beauty in particular has had people in awe. Now, the man behind the look has revealed exactly what he used on the star for the iconic shoot.
In a new press release, make-up artist Sir John broke down the process explaining the product he used on Beyoncé and why. ‘Beyoncé loves a ‘no-makeup’ makeup look,’ he said. ‘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.’
First up, John prepped Bey’s skin with Marc Jacobs’s Beauty’s Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer, before moving onto a two step process to achieve her ‘bronzey, rose-gold finish.’ He started by applying the Marc Jacobs Beauty’s Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter in Fantasy to the basic high points of her face.
When doing this, he advises to ‘always avoid shimmer on the front of the face. Apply it to your angles for sexiness.’
He then mixed the aforementioned Marc Jacobs Beauty’s Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter in Fantasy with foundation slightly darker than her face for a 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 said.
For the grand finale, John used the Marc Jacobs Beauty’s Finish-Line Perfecting Coconut Setting Powder, and viola: the stunning creation is complete.
So, hands up who’ll be using Dew Drops for the rest of the summer?