Celebrity Makeup Artist Sir John Shares His Tips for Achieving Summer’s Hottest Look
According to L’Oréal Paris celebrity makeup artist Sir John, monochromatic ruled the runways and is now one of summer’s hottest makeup trends. Monochromatic makeup, as the name implies, is the technique of utilizing similar shades on the eyes, face, cheeks and lips to create a full look. Within this look, Sir John deems nudes as the hottest monochromatic color family for summer and in many ways, the new neutral. He considers this high-fashion look an ode to the 90’s, but with a modern twist.
Sir John says, “I love to create a variety of textures within a look, so I opt for matte shadows on the eyes, nude matte lips and then bronzed, glowing skin to create contrast.” He shares his expert tips below for mastering the monochromatic nude look so that everyone can easily do it themselves at home. Extremely wearable and versatile, this makeup look can go anywhere, day or night.
For face, do not forget the importance of skincare products to prep the skin for makeup application. To get a glowing, beachy skin look, Sir John suggests using L’Oréal Paris Hydra-Genius Moisturizer all over and then applying L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Moisturizer on the cheeks to bring a little flush to the skin.
Then, use Infallible Pro Glow Concealer along with Infallible Pro Glow Foundation to give skin a dewy look that will last all day. To finish off the face, apply True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator on cheekbones, cupid’s bow and the top of, but not the tip of, the nose. For an added glow, apply the illuminator to collarbones, arms and the front of legs for a summer-approved, all-over glow.
Sir John recommends using L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Mono Matte Eyeshadows in nude colors on the eyes. These eyeshadows have great texture with a soft powder formula, allowing for an easy and blendable application. From golden to reddish-hued nudes, the shade range allows for the creation of multiple looks that look great on all skin tones. To further bring attention to the eyes, finish with such a volumizing and lengthening mascara such as L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara.
Lacquer up lips and get a velvety matte look with Infallible Lip Paint Matte liquid lipstick. Available in six trend-setting, nude shades, the matte formula offers comfortable wear without feeling dry or sticky. Sir John loves the product for their full coverage and comfortable wear.
SIR JOHN’S SHADE RECOMMENDATIONS:
*Choose concealer and foundation shades based on skin tone.
- True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator in Ice for Fair Skin
- True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator in Rose for Medium Skin
- True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator in Golden for Dark Skin
- Colour Riche Mono Matte Eyeshadows in 304 and 302 for Fair Skin
- Colour Riche Mono Matte Eyeshadows 304 and 306 for Medium Skin
- Colour Riche Mono Matte Eyeshadows 308 for Dark Skin
- Infallible Lip Paints Matte Liquid Lipstick in Skinny Dip and Peach Pit for Fair Skin
- Infallible Lip Paints Matte Liquid Lipstick in Peach Pit and Tongue Tied for Medium Skin
- Infallible Lip Paints Matte Liquid Lipstick in Velvet Pout and Cinna-bomb for Dark Skin
All products are available at mass, food and drug retailers nationwide.