This is the correct way to apply foundation, according to Beyoncé’s MUA

Beyonce top foundation tips

Prepare to be schooled

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / March 22 2018

Cakey, flaky, creasy foundation is just not a good time. There’s nothing more frustrating than looking in the mirror in the middle of the day to find that your foundation looks a) thick and heavy, or b) like a streaky, unblended mess.

If you can totally relate, we have bad news: you’re probably applying your foundation wrong. The good news? Beyoncé's makeup artist Sir John has revealed a couple of neat little insights that’ll seriously up your foundation game. 

In an interview with PopSugar, the celebrity makeup artist dished out a few tricks that he uses to keep Beyoncé’s makeup looking fresh, happy and flawless. And we took ALL the notes.

He explained that using a minimalist approach when it comes to foundation is key to achieving an ultra seamless look. To do so, he recommends using a wet beautyblender (for those who already have this down pat, full marks) to apply foundation only where you actually need coverage and where your skin needs additional attention – aka those problem areas that are red/blotchy/just not your friend right now. This will allow the foundation to blend out smoothly and it’ll give you a much more natural finish.

He also suggests applying foundation while your moisturiser is still damp to prevent a thick finish. “If you wait for your moisturizer to dry, your foundation will dry on top of that,” he explains, which essentially will leave your coverage looking dried out instead of dewy – and we definitely don’t want that. 

His fave formulas? Sir John reaches for L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Foundation and NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation for that "just woke up and rolled out of bed and look kinda cute" look. 

Well, if it’s good enough for Bey…we’ll take 10.

For more foundation tips, here’s how to never choose the wrong foundation shade again.

What’s your go-to foundation? Have you tried Sir John’s faves? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.