When Beyoncé determined to jot down and produce the history-making cowl story for the September subject of Vogue, she made a determination to place her pure magnificence on show. Not solely to show one thing about herself—everyone knows she’s gorgeous—however, for the tradition.
In her phrases: “I believe it is vital for ladies and men to see and recognize the wonder of their pure our bodies. That is why I stripped away the wigs and hair extensions and used little make-up for this shoot.”
To create a look that demonstrated the fantastic thing about her pure, black physique, she introduced in her longtime make-up artist, Sir John, who introduced merchandise that might assist Queen Bey obtain her objective.
“She’s all about being assured in your pores and skin and proudly owning your pure ingredient,” the make-up artist stated in a press launch. “This look was all about redefining glamorous as a mind-set. We centered on enhancing her pure brows, pores and skin and construction—and bringing out that internal glow. It is a #boybeat.”
The hero product: Marc Jacobs Magnificence Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter in Fantasy.
To get a “lit-from-within glow,” Sir John utilized the product, after prepping her pores and skin with Beneath(cowl) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer, to the excessive factors of her face.
“At all times keep away from shimmer on the entrance of the face. Apply it to your angles for sexiness,” he steered.
Then, he added a few drops of the liquid highlighter to her basis and proceeded to create a “glowy contour.”
Whereas the product requires a little bit of an funding—it is $44—the system makes use of 5 energetic coconut elements Provitamin B5 to hydrate the pores and skin. Certain, it is not skin-care, however it’s fairly shut, contemplating it is a highlighter. Plus, with metallic rose pigments, it brings life to olive and brown pores and skin tones. See: Beyoncé.
“It is the one factor I’ve in my bag in every single place,” he continued. “I exploit it for live shows, for shoots, for excursions—I exploit it religiously.”
The results of Sir John’s experience in utilizing the product helped Beyoncé and photographer Tyler Mitchell (the primary black photographer to shoot for the publication) obtain their objectives of authenticity and pure magnificence.
“For therefore lengthy, black folks have been thought of issues,” the 23-year-old photographer advised Vogue. “We have been thingified bodily, sexually, emotionally. With my work I am seeking to revitalize and elevate the black physique.”
For the photographer, who additionally did Beyoncé’s cornrows for the shoot, elevating the black physique consists of demonstrating its magnificence.
Between the music icon, Sir John and Tyler, we are able to contemplate their mission completed.