The Makeup Artists Behind The Fiercest Local Celeb Face Beats

These are SA’s beauty game-changers!

Ever wondered who are the skilled hands are behind some of your local favourite’s flawless face beats? These South African makeup artists have made a name for themselves in the beauty industry, and continue to do so with their incredible makeup techniques.

Scroll down to see why South Africa loves and trusts these makeup artists to come through with the makeup looks.

Nthato Mashishi

One of South Africa’s most loved and celebrated makeup artists. He has done countless celebrity faces such as Pearl Thusi, Nandi Madida, Somizi and Katherine Kelly Lang (yes, the real Brooke Logan!). If you’re looking for a trustworthy makeup master, he’s definitely someone to keep on your radar. BONUS: He will be performing live makeup demos at our COSMO Beauty Masterclass event on 24 and 25 November 2018. Get your tickets here!


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Clara Chimeloane

Clara has paved her way through the industry to become a household name. The queen of statement eyelashes has created magical makeup looks on some of the most high-profile celebrities including Khanyi Dhlomo and the late Winnie Mandela.


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Nomsa Madida

You won’t be disappointed by what you see when you search the hashtag #TouchedByNomsa. So it’s really no surprise that local celebrities trust her to paint their faces.

Fun fact: not only is she a makeup artist but she’s also an actress and an entrepreneur — a woman of many talents. Get it, girl!


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Audrey Mofokeng

Drey is trusted by the likes of Thando Thabethe, DJ Zinhle and Boity and just by looking at her IG profile we can totally see why. The celebrity makeup artist has worked with some of the country’s top magazines to create out-of-this-world editorial makeup looks.


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Lungile Thabethe

Lungile’s makeup skills deserve a round of applause! The multitude of gorge makeup looks you’ve seen Ayanda Thabethe rock on the red carpet is all because of her. #SisterGoals. The makeup guru just launched her YouTube channel and it’s everything we thought it would be — informative, relatable and fun!


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Aghogho Ogunsanya

She’s the founder of Beez Glam and she’s a makeup educator who hosts beauty masterclasses in South Africa and Dubai. The beauty babe is also Bonang’s go-to makeup artist so you know that she delivers a damn good face beat.

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Stephy Ramokani

She has worked with celebrities and done some stunning makeup work for magazines and television. Stephy is known for her impeccable contour skills and for her use of bright colour on her clients.


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Who are some of your favourite South African makeup artists? Share your thoughts with us and let us know @CosmopolitanSA and hashtag #COSMOBeauty.

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