If you follow Beyoncé closely—which millions of us casually do—then you already know that her go-to makeup look is minimal.
That's not to say Queen Bey doesn't play in avant-garde beauty—some of her music video looks are on Björk levels—but take a scroll through the star's Instagram and you'll see natural makeup dominates her feed as well as her most recent magazine covers. This isn't too surprising as this is the same woman who famously sang about waking up flawless.
And while we don't doubt she actually does roll out of bed pretty close to perfect, we also know that she, like any wise woman, employs a few tricks to enhance that fresh face effect she favors so much.
Those tricks are often provided by her longtime glam guru and L'Oréal Paris celebrity makeup artist, Sir John.
Luckily for us, he's the kind of guy who is as talented as he is generous—as his other clients Karlie Kloss, Chrissy Teigen and Jourdan Dunn can attest. So when we came begging for a few trade secrets, he did one better. Sir John created a full step-by-step guide—complete with a genius glossy lids hack that you'll be using all summer long.
So, go on, check out the best tutorial you'll see all day, above. And also review the very short list of products used below (minimal, remember?).
L'Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation
L'Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Prep & Shape Pro Kit
Urban Decay Naked Illuminator
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
YSL Beauty Babydoll Kiss & Blush