Beyoncé’s Beauty Secrets: Tips From Her Makeup Artist

Fri, December 14, 2012 11:44am EST by 3 Comments
Beyoncé Beauty Secrets

In a recent interview, Beyoncé’s makeup artist revealed the tips, tricks and must-haves she uses to get the star looking so stunning wherever she goes.

Makeup artist Wei Lang, who gets Beyoncé glam for all of her big, red-carpet events talked about her favorite looks and products for her mega-star client in a recent interview with The Cut.

Beyoncé’s makeup artist reveals the secrets to getting the star glam

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 lases 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 [shown at top], 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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— HL Staff