Pro makeup artists reveal their secrets to make their celeb clients look fresh and fab.

Pro make-up artist


Miss South Africa makeup artist, Natasha Bonolo Mooko, is a 22-year-old professional from Diepkloof, Soweto. Her motto is wear make-up not because you have to but because you want to.

Top tip: Natasha says for radiant skin mix a few drops of illuminator with your foundation to get a dewy and subtle radiant look.

Celebrity make-up artist


La’eeqa Yunus is one of South Africa’s foremost and sought after celebrity make-up artists. Having worked with the likes of Cindy Nell and Jeannie D her work experience has amassed a long list of top-tier clients.

Top tip: Always use a damp beauty blender for that perfectly, crease free and airbrushed foundation finish. A damp beauty blender can also be used to even out your concealer and contour so there are no harsh lines, she adds.

Painter of faces


Algria says she is not a make-up artist but a painter of faces, painting the world beautifully one brushstroke at a time. She has worked with A-lister celebrities such as Sho Majozi, Solange Knowles and Ayanda Tabethe.

Top tip: Algria advices to invest in multi-purpose products like a bronzer that could be used as a transition colour on the eye. A cheek tint that doubles up as a lip tint. An eye pencil that doubles up as an eyeshadow colour.

Celebrity hair and make-up artist


With 20 years’ experience in the industry her work has been featured in top magazines and she got the opportunity to work with some amazing celebrities.

Top tip: An easy way to make your lashes look fuller, is to add dots of liquid liner along your lash line, it will give an impression of fuller lashes.

Pro make-up artist


Shanaaz has a long list of high end clients such as Joanne Strauss, Zoe Brown and Siya & Rachel Kolisi.

Top tip: I make sure I spend a decent amount of time to fill in the brow as it adds symmetry to the face and balances it all out. She says she always uses a similar colour to the brow as your hair colour. Brows are mini eye lifts without going under the knife, says Shanaaz.

Pro make-up artist


She is a celebrity make-up artist specialising in make-up training based in Johannesburg. She has worked on numerous fashion weeks, runway projects, film and television.

Top tip: Faux lashes are a gorgeous way to bring out your eye shape. The best way to make sure you do not distort your eyes is to trim the lashes to the size of your eyes. Always cut the outer part of your faux lashes when resizing she adds.

Award winning make-up artist


Clara has worked on many faces seen on South Africa's red carpet.

Top tip: Try not to overdo it, if your skin is popping, please don’t plaster your skin with foundation.” A bit of powder can fix minor imperfections, says Clara.

Make-up maestro


Make-up artist to the stars, Vuyo Varoy beautified the faces of Bonang Matheba and Tiwa Savage.

Top tip: Prime your skin with an oil free primer, then apply foundation, finish it off with a translucent powder. For that extra hold, spray your face with a fix+ spray, for long lasting make-up.

Professional Make-up artist


Bokamoso (BK) Dikobe is a professional make-up artist. With a long standing career she had the privilege of working with celebrities such as Lorna Maseko.

Top tip: Spray setting spray on a beauty blender and lightly press the sponge on your under eye area to avoid it looking dry.

International make-up artist


The owner of Onqmakeup, Quanita, has extensive experience in her field. She has worked on many A-list celebrities.

Top tip: If you want your make-up to look impeccable, it all starts with your skin. Hydrate and moisturise especially at night and exfoliate twice a week to remove dead skin cells.

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