I have (more than once) wished I could be a fly on the wall of Sir John’s bathroom. Okay, that sounds creepy. Perhaps I should clarify: I’ve wished I could be a fly on the marble-topped exterior of his vanity. Or his makeup chair. Or really, any safe surface in close proximity to where he preps his or his beautiful clients’ skin. Can you blame me?
Not only is Sir John regarded as one of the top makeup artists in the industry, but he might also have the coolest A-list clientele—from Serena Williams and Karlie Kloss to Beyoncé and Joan Smalls. (I’ve also had the pleasure of meeting him in person, and he’s impossibly poised and kind.) Anyway, my longtime dream recently came true when Who What Wear asked Sir John to take us inside his bathroom for a tour featuring all of his must-have beauty essentials—a fun, skincare-spun riff off our #WhoWhatWardrobes IGTV series. Not surprisingly, the eight-minute sneak peek into his treasure trove of fragrances and glowing skin elixirs did not disappoint.
Watch the footage for yourself just below, and keep scrolling for a product-by-product breakdown. Because yes, some of his quotes are too good not to see in print. (I too could fry an egg on my oily forehead, Sir John. I too…)