When it comes to facebeats there is no grey area. You either nail it, or you’re washing your face and starting again
These South Africa celebrities have definitely nailed theirs
With so many products, options and magic tricks to be performed with a make-up brush so much can go so wrong! These celebrities are what it looks like when facebeats go right. (And in case you don’t know, a facebeat is just really gorgeous and well-done make-up).
Linda Mtoba’s cheekbones
All hail the highlight queen. We love Linda Mtoba! She may be on leave from her work, but her social media pages say she hasn’t taken any leave from her reign as our favourite highlighting diva.
Highlighter is a shimmery liquid, powder or cream that reflects the light, accentuating and contouring certain features. When all the blending and angling is done right, you end up with well-defined cheekbones that look like Linda Mtoba’s.
Brinnette’s perfect wow-brows
Trends come and go; years ago we shaved our brows off and drew strange lines in their place, then we did the opposite with thick, bold brows on fleek. Now the trend is natural-looking feathered eyebrows. The only thing better than nailing the current trend is finding a brow shape that suits your face. The Real House Wives of Johannesburg’s Brinnette has done just that.
The perfect brows are all about geometry angles and points… The arch of Breezy’s eyebrow is perfectly positioned and complements her high cheekbones while giving her almond-shaped eyes the attention they deserve.
Karlien van Jaarsveld’s perfect pout
A smudge of lipstick can make all the difference, and for Karlien Van Jaarveld it’s all she needs. Karlien’s perfect pout is consistent. Whether she’s on screen, performing live, writing a cookbook or being a mom and making fish fingers, Karlien’s lipstick game is something to aspire to.
Experiment with bright bold colours and matte nudes to find the perfect tone and texture to bring the best out of your lips.
Zozibini Tunzi’s everything
There is just so much to love about South Africa’s Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi! From her hair to her make-up, her grace… we just can’t get over her.
Finding the perfect foundation to match your complexion is a trial and with dark complexions, it can be even harder. One of our favourite things about Zozi’s make-up is her consistently flawless complexion.
Tinting, mixing and experimenting is sometimes the only way to get the perfect shade of foundation. Hopefully, Zozi’s universally recognised dark-skinned beauty will inspire make-up brands to cater to more complexion varieties.
Tinarie van Wyk-Loots’ barely-there make-up
The au-naturel facebeat is always a winning make-up look, because as Coco Channel put it, “simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”
Tinarie Van Wyk-Loots owns this look.
Naturally gorgeous features don’t hurt, but a clear complexion with little or nothing to hide makes pulling this look off easier.