While more and more celebrities are learning to do their own makeup, professional makeup artists’ hands are still very distinguishable and these makeup artists are some of the very best in SA, Africa and the world. When your face is beat by these award-winning and internationally renowned makeup artists, there’s no doubt that they touched your face! They are that good.
The great thing about these talented individuals is that while they have been in the entertainment makeup industry for years, they are still pretty accessible to the rest of us mere mortals. And even though they beat the faces of famous people almost every day on different sets and occasions, they have fully embraced social media and use the platforms to make sure their followers are clued up on the latest trends in makeup.
Been struggling with getting your brows to be “on fleek”? How about the feathered eyebrow trend that’s been popping up heavily on the gram? How about multitasking by using your matte lip gloss as eyeshadow? Or learning to blend your contouring and highlighting to the gods?
The trailblazers in their field are just the right people to follow… who knows tomorrow you could be a young pro at getting the same look Minnie had on the last episode of Homeground.
Stephy The Makeup Artist
Stephy, real name Stephy Kwanaite, needs no introduction. The makeup artist from Limpopo has beat some of the most famous faces in Mzansi including the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Minnie Dlamini-Jones and DJ Zinhle among many others.
Quite generous with information, Stephy often posts tutorial style video along with the many impressive looks she gifts her clients daily. She’s known on the social media streets as the queen of blending because her looks are always flawless where blending is concerned.
Fun fact: The woman in the video below is actually Stephy’s sister, Masabu aka MakeupbyMasabu, and she’s also a makeup artist worth checking out!
Aside from serving stars like Gail Mabalane, Mpho Maboi, and Thembisa Mdoda, television and film production companies and magazines have also hired her, Nomsa and you’ll often see her name next to the most stunning magazine spreads where she would have provided her services. Nomsa is also the founder of Xclusive MakeUp Events.
She recently beat Somizi’s face to perfect on the latest Idols SA shoot. He looks are to die for and every now and then, she shares some trade secrets with her followers.
Clara Banx, real name Clara Chimeloane, is known for her talented hands and super creative looks. Not afraid to play with different colours and bold looks, Clara has also mastered the art of giving her clients the perfect “no makeup” makeup look. The artist has beat the faces of celebs such as of Pearl Modiadie, Lerato Kganyago, Bonang Matheba, and Ntando Kunene.
She also recently joined Tik Tok so she could help more makeup fans get their brushes and start trying out awesome looks, with her help of course!