Not only are you applying lotion all wrong, but you’ve been consuming kale incorrectly, too. But fear not—Beyoncé‘s longtime makeup artist, the regally (and legally) named Sir John Barnett, is here to help you change your ways! In his years spent prettifying clientele like Bey, Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss, Barnett’s picked up some stellar anti-aging tips; and in a recent interview with The Cut, he’s spilling them all for us to steal.
In an interview with The Cut, Bey’s longtime makeup man and newly-minted L’Oréal Paris celebrity artist John Barnett is sharing his anti-aging secrets, which we can only assume he’s passed on to Bey, who’s followed them diligently.
USE EYE CREAM ALL OVER THE FACE
“It has smaller particles as it’s meant to deliver ingredients to an area that’s more delicate, so it really absorbs.” he told Estée Edit. However, in addition to being a decidedly more expensive technique, it could be risky depending on the formula. According to celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau, you should take precaution because using eye cream on your face could 1) Clog your pores due to its intensive moisturizing ingredients and 2) Increase breakouts as the active ingredients could be too active for your skin.
USE FACE CREAM ON YOUR BODY
Suffice it to say, Barnett takes a head-to-toe approach when it comes to anti-aging, treating every last limb like it’s going to be on display forever. “Most women concern themselves only with the area from hairline to the chin,” he told The Cut. “It’s not about that. It’s about bringing the conversation of skin care into the décolleté, onto your back, and into your legs.”
DRINK KALE—AND LOTS OF IT
Barnett takes a skin first approach to makeup, which means he’s got one sacred rule: gorgeous, healthy skin begins from the inside, out (or rather, Juice Generation). “Get your skin into good condition; drink kale,” he advises. “Kale is very high in vitamin K and it increases circulation and helps cell turnover. If you approach your makeup with a holistic approach to health, everything else seems a bit easier.”
Read The Cut’s full interview with Barnett, here.