Beyoncé’s Makeup Artist Shares Secret To Foundation-Matching For Darker Skin Tones

foundationApplying makeup is fun and all, but foundation-matching is not. Seriously, all women of darker complexions have felt the never ending wrath of being either too ghostly in the face or way too orange. And to put it simply: it’s no fun.

However, foundation-matching just got a bit easier thanks to renowned makeup artist Sir John. The makeup guru has worked with the likes of Beyoncé, Gabrielle Union, and top models like Joan Smalls and Jourdan Dunn. In a recent interview with InStyle, John revealed his secrets to foundation-matching for darker skin tone.

Know Your Undertone
“The first step is to know your undertones. Do you have a peach, orange, or olive undertone? They’re all completely different dynamics,” said Sir John.


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Start Around The Hairline
When it come to color-matching, he likes to actually start by applying foundation around their hairline.

“The sun naturally makes the skin warmer and deeper around the hairline. 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.”

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