In an interview with Refinery 29, Bey's longtime makeup artist, Sir John, shared some of the secrets behind her Coachella makeup, which featured glittery lids and a warm nude lip. According to the interview, Sir John revealed that the beauty look was inspired by an '80s movie called School Days, and he wanted to make the artist look like "a college girl on campus."
For Bey's eyes, he mixed iridescent purple and terracotta-colored glitters, which he applied to the center of the lid. He then used MAC's Brownborder eyeliner on the bottom and a black liner at the top. "I always tell women, even though you make your wing with black, coffee eyeliner on the bottom is the best finisher because it doesn't weigh down the eyes," he says of his choice to work with both. He finished the look with L'Oréal's Lash Paradise Mascara and Infallible Pro Matte Les Chocolats Scented Liquid Lipstick, both of which are under $10.
Beyonce's blonde, waist-grazing curls were styled by Kim Kimble, who also counts Zendaya and Nicki Minaj as clients. "It’s exciting any time I work with Beyoncé," Kim has said in a 2017 interview with Essence. "She is a trailblazer, a leader, a trendsetter, and an amazing business woman. So, really working behind the scenes with her, of course, it pushes you. The excellence that she brings, you have to come correct. You have to be an excellent person to work with her."
Unsurprisingly, keeping makeup looking flawless through a headlining set is no easy feat. "It's basically like keeping your makeup on through two hours of cardio," said Sir John. "Layering is the key, so you want to use a liquid foundation, then set it with bronzer; a cream blush, then set it with powder blush; eyeliner, then set it with shadow. No matter what part of the face, it has a double application." BRB, recreating Beyoncé's #Beychella look ASAP.
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