What is it they say about imitation?
They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery and we have just the celebrity makeup look to prove it! We had a good ol’ time playing face with ZUMI fashion and beauty writer – Nyawira Mumenya – and renowned celebrity makeup artist, Willy Collins.
To get us started, we’ll share with you girlies a step-by-step guide on how we created this look, as well as the products used to achieve all this glamour and then you’ll have to guess who’s look we stole! 😛
1. Fresh face!
The first step to recreating this celebrity makeup look was a cleansed, moisturized and fresh frace, which provided a flawless canvas to begin the steps.
2. Prime and eyes.
For this step, Willy Collins used the Maybelline Illuminating Primer, and then went ahead to get Nyawira’s eyes glammed up! To achieve and mimic this celebrity makeup look, he started off with L.A Girl Pro Primer and then followed with two shades of Black Up eyeshadow – No. 13 and 15. He then used smoky, waterproof eyeliner in shades Ks04 and Ks10, for her lower water line. He also used the Maybelline gel eye liner to create a nice balance on her upper and lower eye lid and cemented the look with Huda Beauty Mink Lashes!
3. A celebrity makeup look is never complete without…
… foundation, highlight and contour. For her foundation, Willy Collins used the Black Opal foundation stick in and set it with the Black Opal Ultra Matte Foundation Powder. He used Black Opal Stick in and Suede Mocha to achieve her highlight and contour and set the contour with the Sleek Highlight and Contour Kit. He set the highlight with Ben Nye Banana Powder and went back in with the Sleek Highlight and Contour Kit, to highlight her cheek bones and cupid’s bow.
4. Grand finale!
To cement this fabulous, celebrity makeup look, Willy dusted some NBL 09 Black Up Blush, and for a touch of low-key sophistication, he swiped Topped With Brandy nude MAC lipstick and topped it over with clear gloss.
Now, ladies, can you guess which celebrity makeup look we recreated?
If you guessed Issa Rae from her Cosmopolitan cover, you nailed it! 😀
Would you like to try recreate this look? Let us know!