Sir John and Nomzamo Mbatha. Picture: Supplied
Sir John and Nomzamo Mbatha. Picture: Supplied

Beyoncé’s makeup artist Sir John hosts masterclass with tips and tricks

By Jamal Grootboom Time of article published Oct 24, 2018

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Celebrity makeup artist Sir John held a makeup masterclass in conjunction with Woolworths at The Forum Embassy in Constantia, Cape Town. 

Makeup enthusiasts from across the country came to Cape Town to get a makeup masterclass from Sir John on Saturday, October 20. 

While he is known for his work with Queen Bey, he has also worked with supermodel Jourdan Dunn and America’s Next Top Model Judge Ashley Graham. 

If you know anything about Sir John, then you are aware that his style of makeup is minimalistic with a heavy focus on skincare, and his masterclass was no different.

Local actress and presenter Nomzamo Mbatha hosted the glamorous affair and she doubled as the first model.

Sir John and Nomzamo Mbatha. Picture: Supplied

Sir John demonstrates a halo eye, which is a technique where you place your matte eyeshadows on either side of the lid and place a shimmer shade in the middle to create a halo effect on the eye. 

He furthermore noted that when it comes to foundation application he uses several shades on his clients as most faces have slightly different undertones and pigmentation on each area. 

Sir John also mentioned that when it comes to your eyeshadow blending brush, you should hold it in a similar fashion as to how you hold a pencil. 

Sir John and Nomzamo Mbatha. Picture: Supplied

One thing that stood out from the class was his multiple use of one product in several ways. 

On Mbatha he used the new Fenty Beauty Stunna liquid lip paint, which received an audible gasp from the audience, on the cheek as blush and on the lip with great results. 

On the second model, he used two MAC bronzers, one cool toned and one warm-toned, and showed how they can double as a contour powder and as a transition shade for the eyes. 

Sir John and the second model. Picture: Supplied

Throughout the masterclass, Sir John used new products from WBeauty that he is testing out for his upcoming collaboration with WBeauty. 

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