The industry insiders have been using this technique to achieve the flawless makeup look we see on our favourite celebrities. Here’s the 411 to nailing it.

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Concealer is meant to hide facial flaws such as blemishes, enlarged pores, dark circles and age spots. The formulas are usually more opaque and thicker in texture for more coverage than you would get from a foundation. A concealer may be applied before or after applying your foundation, it’s really about personal preference. Combining a foundation and concealer provides you with a flawless base for the rest of your makeup to be applied. However this will also leave you with a one dimensional complexion, this is where you need to a little radiance and texture by highlighting and contouring. This will help you enhance the features you want to bring out and hide the features you are not so keen to expose.


When you have applied your foundation and covered what you wish you to cover highlighters come in to add life and light to your complexion. The purpose of a highlighter id to do exactly that highlight, highlight areas like your cheekbones, bridge of nose and eyes. Avoid highlighters with large speckles of glitter go for the finest textures that will blend easily using s brush or your fingers. It is recommended to apply highlighter on these five areas; chin, cupid’s bow, the center of the forehead running down your nose and just above your brows.

Celebs who have masted the art of contouring and highlighting

DJ Zinhle 

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Ayanda Thabethe

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Bonang Matheba 

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Thando Thabethe

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Thembi Seete

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Thembisa Mdoda

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Linda Mtoba

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