Beyonce's makeup artist responds to the singer's controversial 2016 Met Gala glam (Exclusive)

Sir John is sounding off on the controversial makeup look he created on Beyonce for the 2016 Met Gala. 

The makeup artist sat down with ET's Kristen Gill where he responded to the fans on social media who weren't keen about the pop star's smoky eye look. 

"I had a bad year where I got dragged to hell! But I learned from it, so I don't think there's any such thing as a mistake if you can learn from it and at the time I liked it, my client liked it," Sir John said. 

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Beyonce Knowles attends "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)
Beyonc�� attends the 2016 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2016 in New York, New York.
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Beyonce attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Huffington Post)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Beyonce Knowles attends the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Beyonce attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Beyonce attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Huffington Post)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Beyonce at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Beyonce Knowles attends 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Beyonce Knowles attends 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Beyonce Knowles attends 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Beyonce Knowles attends 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Beyonce attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Beyonce Knowles arrives for the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Singers Solange Knowles and Beyonce attend the Balmain and Olivier Rousteing after the Met Gala Celebration on May 02, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Balmain)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Singer Beyonce Knowles attends "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" Costume Institute Gala Balmain after party at Gilded Lily on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Singer Beyonce Knowles attends "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" Costume Institute Gala Balmain after party at Gilded Lily on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Singers Solange Knowles and Beyonce attend the Balmain and Olivier Rousteing after the Met Gala Celebration on May 02, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Balmain)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Singers Solange Knowles and Beyonce attend the Balmain and Olivier Rousteing after the Met Gala Celebration on May 02, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Balmain)
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He explained, for him, makeup and beauty is all about communicating an empowering vibe. 

"When I look at somebody like Beyonce and she's performing at Wembley Stadium or Stade de France in Paris in front of 90,000 people, I just know that this is one of the most important liners I need to do or most important smokey eyes that I need to have happen. So I'm just inspired by everyday women." 

In addition to Beyonce, the makeup maven has glammed up the famous faces of Serena Williams, Karlie Kloss, Priyanka Chopra and Joan Smalls, and many of his high-profile clients are expected to attend this year's Met Gala. Although he wouldn't spill any secrets, he did reveal the process of the prep. 

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"So all the women that I'm working with, they start to send over sketches of the designers. So everything is like, OK there's a theme this year and I think the theme is called 'Camp,'" he explained. "But some people are putting their own twist on it. I can't say who they are. And so it's one of those things where we want to make sure that they hit the mark. When I say hit the mark, hit the red carpet and the women who I'm working with, just to get all the life and all the attention of all the press there and make a moment."

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"You really want -- whoever your makeup artist is, you want to create a moment where the next day every beauty editor is talking about it," Sir John continued. "So that's the goal. So whenever you see a Met Ball and I'm gonna do it, I'm only going to attach myself to people who I know are gonna go and just kill it on the carpet." 

Watch ET's full interview with the pro in the video above. 

Catch up on the most iconic looks from Met Galas past:

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Met Gala 1999
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UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 06: Elizabeth Hurley steps out at the Costume Institute Gala "Rock Style," an exhibit of rock 'n' roll fashions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
371427 01: Liz Hurley at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Costume Institute Gala. New York, NY. December 6, 1999. (Photo by: Robin Platzer/Twin Images/Online USA, Inc./Liaison Agency)
Singer Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown attend The Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute Gala Exhibiton of "Rock Style" on December 6, 1999 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute gala exhibition, New York, New York, December 6, 1999. (Photo by Mari Sarai/Wireimage)
374393 01: 12/06/99 New York, NY. Liv Tyler and Stella McCartney at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Costume Institute Gala. Photo by Robin Platzer/Twin Images/Online USA, Inc.
Actress Charlize Theron attends The Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute Gala Exhibtion of "Rock Style" on December 6, 1999 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Charlize Theron at Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, New York, December 6, 1999. (Photo by Mari Sarai/Wireimage)
12/06/99 New York, Ny. Minnie Driver And Gwyneth Paltrow At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art For The Costume Institute Gala. (Photo By Robin Platzer/Twin Images/Getty Images)
Journalist Tina Brown attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Exhibiton "Rock Style" on December 6, 1999 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
12/06/99 New York, NY. Jerry Seinfeld with fiancee, Jessica Sklar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Costume Institute Gala. Photo by Robin Platzer/Twin Images/Online USA, Inc.
Actress Lynn Whitfield attends The Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute Gala Exhibition 'Rock Style' on December 6, 1999 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actor Desmond Harrington and Model Amber Valletta attend The Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute Gala Exhibition of 'Rock Style' on December 6, 1999 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson during The Costume Institute Gala Presents "Rock Style" at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
12/06/99 New York, NY. Christina Ricci ("Sleepy Hollow") at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Costume Institute Gala. Photo by Robin Platzer/Twin Images/Online USA, Inc.
Jennifer Lopez and Puff Daddy (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
12/06/99 New York, NY. Joe Perry (l) and Steven Tyler (r) of Aerosmith at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Costume Institute Gala. Photo by Robin Platzer/Twin Images/Online USA, Inc.
Kate Moss at Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, New York, December 6, 1999. (Photo by Mari Sarai/Wireimage)
E361277-30:The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Costume Institute Gala Celebrating The Exhibition "Rock Style" Nyc 12/6/99 -Model Gisele Bundchen (Photo By Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
378344 03: 12/06/99 New York, NY. Minnie Driver at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Costume Institute Gala. Photo by Robin Platzer/Twin Images/Online USA, Inc.
NEW YORK CITY - DECEMBER 6: Actress Minnie Driver attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala Exhibition of "Rock Style" on December 6, 1999 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
12/06/99 New York, NY. Actress Kim Cattrall ("Sex And The City") at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Costume Institute Gala. Photo by Robin Platzer/Twin Images/Online USA, Inc.
374444 01: 12/06/99 New York, NY. Jennifer Love Hewitt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Costume Institute Gala. Photo by Robin Platzer/Twin Images/Online USA, Inc.
Heather Graham and Ed Burns during The Costume Institute Gala Presents "Rock Style" at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
373689 01: Ed Burns and Heather Graham at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Costume Institute Gala in New York, NY, December 6, 1999. (Photo by Robin Platzer/Twin Images/Online USA, Inc.)
Model and actress, Milla Jovovich at the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Photo by mark peterson/Corbis via Getty Images)
Donatella Versace at Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, New York, December 6, 1999. (Photo by Mari Sarai/Wireimage)
Iman at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute gala exhibition, New York, New York, December 6, 1999. (Photo by Mari Sarai/Wireimage)
Gabby Karan and Donna Karan at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute gala exhibition, New York, New York, December 6, 1999. (Photo by Mari Sarai/Wireimage)
Michael Bloomberg at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute gala exhibition of 'Rock Style' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, December 6, 1999. (Photo by Mari Sarai/Wireimage)
Elle Macpherson at Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala, New York, December 6, 1999. (Photo by Mari Sarai/Wireimage)
E361277-08:The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Costume Institute Gala Celebrating The Exhibition "Rock Style" Nyc 12/6/99 -Gwyneth Paltrow Arriving. (Photo By Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
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