Pro Beauty Shortcuts From Celeb Make-Up Artists


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Nthato Mashishi, Celebrity Make-up Artist

“There is nothing that I hate more than skin that looks lifeless. I am renowned for creating a canvas that looks full of life, plump and youthful. The most important step for me is using a hydrating moisturiser before getting to the make-up. I then follow this step with a BB or CC Cream, which allows me to build up the coverage for different looks. My finishing touch is a mineral powder foundation to set and leave the skin with a dazzling glow.”

Faith Seuoe, Celebrity Make-up Artist

“First and foremost, get someone who is great with cutting and shaping eyebrows to give them a classic shape. Secondly get the right eyebrow pencil colour to match with your brows and skin colour and lastly work with your eyebrows after shaping them”

Lucoh Mhlongo, Elizabeth Arden National Make-up Artist

“Contouring and highlighting is all about playing with light and shadow. The contour must look connected, like it belongs to you. Blend a deeper bronzer, about two shades deeper than your skin tone, around the perimeters of the face. This will warm up your complexion. You can then apply and blend it under the cheek bones too, creating depth. Should you want the effect of a slimmer nose, add a touch of a deeper shade of powder along the sides of the nose. Highlighting is meant to bring light to the high points of the face; that is the forehead, bridge of the nose, Cupid's bow of the lips, the chin and above the cheekbones. This will give the skin a porcelian-like finish!”

Clara Chimeloane, Co-Owner Of Studio Fix and Make-up Artist

“The easiest way to achieve a perfectly flicked winged eye is to use tape as your guide, place it from the tip of your outer eyebrow to the corner of outer lip do that on either side. Start your line from the corner of the eye working your way into inner corner of the eye. Once you’ve completed the initial line then you can make it as thick as you want.”

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