Although they might not be getting many client requests during this state of emergency SA is in right now, it still doesn’t change the fact that these local makeup artists are some the best in the game. Not only do they run successful makeup businesses but are also the brains behind some of the hottest makeup looks. Having worked with celebrities such as Bonang Matheba, Thembisa Mdoda and more, these talented makeup artists are certainly on their way to solidifying their beauty brands in Mzansi.
Having successfully created a beauty brand that has now become a widely used household name, Clara Chimeloane continues to deliver on the iconic makeup looks. She has worked with big-time public personalities and celebrities from Bonang Matheba, Kim Jayde to Pearl Modiadie and a whole lot more.
As the creator and founder of Xclusive Makeup Events and an aspiring actress, Nomsa Madida is certainly a woman of many talents. In addition to this, she is a makeup artist to the stars and beyond, having worked with talents such as Boity Thulo, Somizi and of course, Thembisa Mdoda.
When she is is not busy jet-setting between South Africa and Dubai to host makeup and beauty masterclasses, the talented Aghogho Ogunsanya is running her beauty business Beez Galm. The business offers glam and beauty services along with its very own training academy for all those who want to learn a bit more about the techniques and tricks of makeup artistry. She too, has worked with big-name brands such as Queen B, Bonang Matheba herself.
As one of Mzansi’s most favorite makeup artists, the talented Nthato Mashishi keeps impressing us one makeup look at a time. He is well known for his striking blending techniques, intriguing use of eye-shadow colour combinations and abstract designs. These are just some of the many reasons why is he so celebrated. In addition to this, he has worked with Nandi Madida, Pearl Thusi along with Brooke Logan (Kelly Lang) from The Bold and the Beautiful.
Lastly, as Thando Thabethe’s first go to makeup artist, Audrey Mafokeng has gone on to achieve big things in the local beauty scene. Among such accomplishments, she has created unworldly beauty editorial looks for some of the country’s most prestigious magazines.