The New Celebrity Makeup Artist for L’Oréal Paris

Crediting Beyonce as his artistic muse, the relationship catapulted Sir John's industry presence.

The Luxonomist. 22/04/2015
L'Oreal Paris announces new Celebrity Makeup Artist, Sir John
L’Oreal Paris announces new Celebrity Makeup Artist, Sir John (PRNewsFoto/L’Oreal Paris USA). Click to buy

Leading global beauty brand, L’Oreal Paris is thrilled to welcome renowned celebrity makeup artist, Sir John, to its notable roster of experts. A consummate visionary, Sir John uses the power of cosmetics to exalt women to their highest impact and is now able to empower even more women to become their most beautiful selves. In his new role, Sir John will lend his insights and expertise to everything from product development and how-to’s to social media.

«We are delighted to welcome Sir John into our L’Oreal Paris family,» said Karen T. Fondu, President, L’Oreal Paris.«I’m thrilled to be working with L’Oreal Paris – it’s a humbling experience,» says Sir John. «It’s a brand I have admired for years, dating back well before my career as a makeup artist even began. I will wear my new title with pride and aim to inspire as many women as possible.»

Sir John and Beyonce
Sir John & Beyonce. Click to buy

At his core, Sir John considers himself an artist. He gained a firm grasp on different mediums like brush strokes and nuances of color and shading through studying the arts in his school years, an innate understanding that eventually led him to makeup.

After he moved toNew York City, his career took off upon meeting and working as an assistant to celebrated makeup artistPat McGrath. The weeks and months that followed were laden with international Fashion Week runway shows and collaborations. One year later, at Tom Ford’s Spring 2011 runway show, Sir John metBeyonce Knowles.

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Sir John & Beyonce. Click to buy

Following an «OMG» phone call to his mom, the rest, as they say, is history. Soon after, Sir John embarked on his solo career and eventually signed on as the global megastar’s official makeup artist for her two consecutive world tours, not to mention lending his artistry to her self-titled visual album.

Crediting Beyonce as his artistic muse, the relationship catapulted Sir John’s industry presence. He has solidified his role as a respected backstage mainstay in fashion and gives a voice to his work by contributing to esteemed publications asVogue Italia,,, The Coveteur,InStyleandTeen Vogue. Sir John’s signature versatility and creativity has made him the go-to for elite red carpet events. Regular celebrity clients includeKarlie Kloss,Liya Kebede,Chrissy Teigen, andJoan Smalls.


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