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Since Bey­oncé seem­ingly brings out ev­ery­one’s shame­less fan girl (we’re look­ing at you, Adele), we sat down with her star makeup artist, Sir John to get his in­sider tips on re­cre­at­ing her fave looks

The Kit - - FRONT PAGE - BY KATHRYN HUD­SON

“Bey­oncé has taught me that beauty isn’t per­fect— although maybe I caught her at a time in her life when she doesn’t care about per­fec­tion,” says Sir John, the makeup artist and L’Oréal Paris am­bas­sador who cre­ated al­ready-iconic looks for Lemon­ade and the su­per­star’s re­cent Mrs. Carter tour. “She taught me that some­thing can be pol­ished, but then there also has to be some­thing raw for it to be be­liev­able nowa­days. It has to feel real and lived in.” That’s the logic be­hind one of Bey’s sig­na­ture off-duty looks: a ma­jorly bold lip, nearly nude skin and a messy bun. “This is the look in New York or Paris,” he ex­plains, “be­cause women only have time to do skin and a state­ment lip, and then hit it.” He’s not wrong, so we asked the ac­com­plished makeup artist, who also works with bold­face names from Chrissy Teigen to Priyanka Cho­pra to Joan Smalls, for his primer on cre­at­ing a jaw-drop­ping look in min­utes, suited to your skin tone.

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