We got the exclusive chance to go backstage with South African make-up artists Nthato Mashishi and Clara Banx and get an inside look at two makeup looks to appear on the SA Fashion Week runway; inspired by global SS18 makeup trends and interpreted by Woolworths.
Our beauty editor Martinique Stevens gives us the lowdown below:
Look 1: The Statement Lip
Artist: Nthato Mashishi
Nthato focused on dewy, natural skin, with cleverly placed bronzer to sculpt cheekbones and give definition to the forehead. He said that matte is starting to phase out, and that dewy, natural looks are in.
He gave his model clean, minimal-looking eyebrows by not over-filling them with product and opened up her eyes further by adding mascara. He noted that it’s important to get the product into the roots of the lashes and then wiggle the brush up.
The finishing touch was adding the statement lip colour- his fave (and a favourite shade of mine too, as I fell in love with the colour because of Mac Up The Amp) from Woolies, a chubby stick in the shade Violet. It’s a beautiful, muted lavender shade that suits most tones, and is an easy way to wear a bright lip as it’s more wearable.
His pro tip: tight-lining the upper eyelid with a gel liner. It’s a trick that celebs use to make their eyes pop and their eyelashes look thick and voluminous.
Look 2: The Statement Eye
Artist: Clara Banx
Clara chose to showcase a statement eye look that was bold, but in my opinion, still wearable. The eyes were really the main focus of the look, as only a small amount of foundation was placed on the model’s face to make her completion more even.
Clara transformed a WBeauty cobalt blue eyeshadow into an eyeliner with setting spray.
Spray the setting spray onto a flat surface or into a dish and the dip your angled eyeliner brush into the shadow – this is how Clara did it.
Place the shadow along the lash line and also through the eye socket, and you’re done. Touch-up any fall out under the eye with some foundation and finish the look with a pinky-nude gloss.