The majority rules, and their verdict is in: Beyoncé can do no wrong. Everything from her singing to her style to her beauty is flawless (pun intended). And it always has been—at least as far as we're concerned—for proof check out our favorite Queen Bey makeup looks from over the years.
But it’s not only Beyoncé we have to admire. Just like with any celeb, there is a talented makeup artist behind some of her most irreplaceable looks (sorry, we had to). For her, it’s L'Oréal Paris ambassador Sir John, who has been working with her for over a decade. The New York–based makeup artist recently revealed his favorite eyebrow product to shape and set brows, and it will definitely surprise you. According to the International Business Times, Sir John uses Elmer's Glue in lieu of brow gel. Yes, like the stuff you used throughout all of elementary school.
"My [favourite] beauty hack is to use Elmer's Glue Stick ($3) as the ultimate brow gel in the heat," he said. "It doesn't clog your pores and it washes off easily." So that's how her brows stay in tip-top shape, even after a dancing through a full concert under blazing lights. Elmer's retails for roughly a dollar per tube, so it's definitely less expensive than other brow gels on the market. However, before you go out and buy all the glue, know that it's not formulated for prolonged contact with skin. So if you do want to use it as a brow gel as per Beyoncé, patch test first. The last thing you want is to have red, inflamed eyebrows from a beauty hack gone wrong.
Beyoncé is more inclined to wear a bold brow than a bold eye shadow, Sir John says, which is probably why she tried glue in the first place. "She loves a statement lip. She's a girl who loves lips and minimal eyes. She's not really a huge fan of eyeshadow. So whenever we do an eye look, you can tell that I convinced her to do it. I gave her a glossy lid for a video that we were doing maybe four or five years ago, and she's been obsessed ever since."
If you're a little hesitant to apply a glue stick to part of your face (trust us, we get it), then try Vaseline ($2) instead. According to Australian eyebrow expert Sharon Lee, who has also been deemed worthy enough to touch Beyoncé's brows, petroleum jelly is great for giving eyebrows some much-needed "hold and shine." Either way, whether it's a glue stick or Vaseline, it's nice to know that even Beyoncé likes bargain products.
Head over to International Business Times to read the full article. Next up, read about the life-changing eyeliner tip a Byrdie editor learned from Sir John!