When I first learned that Beyonce prefers to do her own make up, even while on tour, I was impressed! Wei Lang, a make up artist in New York for over 30 years, only does house calls for Mrs. Beyonce and does her make up for red carpet events only. Beyonce always looks fab, so after reading Wei Lang’s tips in New York Magazine, I must share with you all!
What type of foundation do you use on Beyoncé?
I don’t really use a lot of makeup on her. The one thing I do when she goes out is contour (because of the photography) but not too heavily. She has flawless skin, so I don’t really want to cover that up.
How about face shimmer or highlighting products?
I really only use that on her forehead and under her eyes for a little highlighting. Every now and then, I’ll use a shimmer product.
What’s her beauty must-have?
She really does like liners, and she asks for that a lot, and lashes. And I always use mink lashes on her. They look amazing. I use strips by Velour called “Are Those Real?”and I got her really into it, so she buys them by the ton.
Do you always put false lashes on her?
For the Obama fund-raiser, she wore a red dress and was looking really beautiful that night. We did false lashes first, but we took them off, because it was a little too much. With a strong look, she didn’t really need it.
What has been your favorite beauty look on her?
The Met gala, because I just love the simplicity. She was glowing and it was less about her makeup; you really just saw her and not a mask. Because her hair was so dramatic, we really wanted to keep the makeup simple. And that’s the bottom line about my makeup advice anyway: You want to see the person. The brows were touched up; I didn’t leave the eyebrows bare. I used a bronze-y cream shadow with very fine sparkles and tapped it on her eyelids. There was brown liner on the bottom lashes and a little winged liner on top with black gel. The one color on her face that popped a lot was the lip, which was an orange lip gloss. Oranges and corals were very big at that time. And it looked right, with her hair all pulled back.
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