From The Archives: Sir John

ATLANTA ART STUDENT TURNED NYC MAKEUP ARTIST USES POP CULTURE’S MOST ICONIC FACES AS HIS CANVAS.

This week’s CITIPHILE Sir John swears he didn’t even know what mascara was a few years ago. An art student studying painting, he haphazardly picked up a cosmetics bag for the first time while working a catalogue shoot, using his fingers as brushes. Now, the infamous makeup artist counts Pat McGrath and Charlotte Tilbury as mentors, not to mention Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss and Queen Bey as clients. With a penchant for jewel tones and vibrant lips, John’s work regularly dazzles headlines (remember Beyoncé’s On The Run tour? How about Joan Smalls’ violet lips at last year’s Met Gala?). Check out some of the artist’s most celebrated images over the years below.

 

1-and-2Vogue Mexico; Photography by Russell James

beyonce Beat Magazine; Photography by Ryan McGinley

5-nd-6Glamour; Photography by ALIQUE

7W Magazine; Photography by Emma Summerton

8-and-9Cosmopolitan; Photography by Damon Baker

10-and-11Harper’s Bazaar Spain; Photography by Xevi Muntané

12-and-13NOWNESS.com; Photography by Barnaby Roper

14Beyoncé

15-and-16Vogue Italia; Photography by Markus & Koala

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