How Beyoncé Achieved a “Lit-From-Within” Glow for Vogue

Beyonce, September Vogue

Tyler Mitchell//Vogue

When Beyoncé determined to put in writing and produce the history-making cowl story for the September concern of Vogue, she made a choice 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 essential for ladies and men to see and admire 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 great thing about her pure, black physique, she introduced in her longtime make-up artist, Sir John, who introduced merchandise that will assist Queen Bey obtain her objective.

ESC: Beauty Product

“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 frame of mind. We targeted on enhancing her pure brows, pores and skin and construction—and bringing out that inside 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 Underneath(cowl) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer, to the excessive factors of her face. 

“All the time keep away from shimmer on the entrance of the face. Apply it to your angles for sexiness,” he instructed.

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 substances Provitamin B5 to hydrate the pores and skin. Certain, it is not skin-care, nevertheless 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 take advantage of it for live shows, for shoots, for excursions—I take advantage of 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 targets of authenticity and pure magnificence.

“For therefore lengthy, black folks have been thought-about issues,” the 23-year-old photographer instructed Vogue. “We have been thingified bodily, sexually, emotionally. With my work I am trying to revitalize and elevate the black physique.”

For the photographer, who additionally did Beyoncé’s cornrows for the shoot, elevating the black physique contains demonstrating its magnificence. 

Between the music icon, Sir John and Tyler, we will contemplate their mission achieved.



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