How to Apply Concealer Like Beyonce, According to Her Makeup Artist

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According to Beyonce’s makeup artist, Sir John, we’re applying concealer all wrong! So, We’ll be testing out his method versus ours. From concealer blending techniques to what shade to use, we’ve got all the scoop for you. Ready to get testing? Let’s start!

Tools and materials:

  • Concealer (similar to your skin tone)
Applying light concealer in a triangle under eyes

According to Sir John, you shouldn’t use a concealer that’s too light for your skin. Go for something that actually matches your skin tone.

So, we will show you the difference; on the right side (our left), we’ll apply the shade of concealer we usually use, as pictured above. We also applied it as an upside-down triangle. 

Applying a skin-tone concealer in dots under the eye

For the left side (our right) we will go for a concealer closer to our skin tone. Application will be different, too; either apply it with your finger or a concealer brush.

Also, the technique is different, applying it as dots under the eye and blending it with the ring finger. Sir John does not use a beauty blender, either. 

Blending with a beauty blender

As mentioned, we will use a beauty blender to blend in the lighter concealer for the right side. 

Blending with ring finger

Use your ring finger to blend in the concealer on the left side. The heat from your body temperature melts the concealer into your skin. Make sure you’re not using your index finger, as it’s the harshest finger to use against your sensitive skin. 

Applying makeup over the concealer

Before we look into the differences, we are applying makeup as we normally would. 

Concealer application comparison

How to apply concealer like a pro

Ok, for the results! It’s always great to try different makeup tricks, especially from the pros! We’re a little torn between the two techniques. We took a selfie, and in the photo, it looks like Sir John’s method is better than ours. However, in real life, our method looks better.

How to apply concealer like a pro

Now that we've shown you two concealer application techniques let us know in the comments below which side is better. Thanks for joining us, and we hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial. 

Suggested materials:
  • Concealer (similar to your skin tone)

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  • Mrs. O Mrs. O on Jul 18, 2022

    Interesting. Both looked good, differences minimal. But learned the triangular technique. 👍🏼

  • Suzanne Suzanne on Jul 22, 2022

    I think your side looks better because it gives her face kind of a glow, or brightness. Sorry Sir John. Yours does match her skin tone though.