This month, the name on everyone’s lips in the beauty biz is certainly Bonang Matheba. After decades of Hollywood stars as Revlon ambassadors, we can now add our very own Bonang to the list. We couldn’t resist looking into recreating her look from the gorgeous campaign.
Whether it’s a weave, extensions or your own hair, it should be well nourished for shine. Add some warm streaks, but to reduce maintenance don’t have them done all the way from the roots. They also don’t need to be strictly on the upper / outer parts of your hair, they can be scattered throughout. It’s a nod to the Ombré trend, and as a bonus it requires much less maintenance. It’s best to leave lightening to a professional – whether it’s a weave or your own hair.
For this look, hair is parted to the side, sleeked down (but not too tightly so it doesn’t look too formal) and tied just above the nape of the neck.
To even out complexion and have your make-up stay in place all day, use a long wearing and slightly mattifying foundation. Mousse textures work well, or you can try the traditional long wearing kind like Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup, R415, or one of the Revlon Colorstay foundations, +/- R209 – both these lines have extensive shades for all skin tones.
Since the eyes and lips are both stylishly neutral, be sure to perk up the complexion with a pretty shade of blusher. Pinks and corals can give you a nice lift as long as you apply with discretion and stay on the apples of the cheeks. Estée Lauder has a beautiful powder blush in a pink shade called Fearless Satin, R425.
Eyebrows should be well groomed and can be gently filled in if necessary – just make sure you use a feathering technique and don’t draw an actual line. Try Maybelline Mastershape Brow Pencils, R90.
Eyeshadow is kept to a neutral version of the smokey eye that can easily go from day to night. Most of us have a couple of neutral and nude shades to play around with but if you want to try these specific shades, they’re from the Revlon Colorstay 16Hr Eye Palette in Addictive, R165.
Line the upper and the lower lash line with black liner (be careful with the lower lashes if you have small or close set eyes – rather stick to the upper lashes only) and follow with a couple of good slicks of mascara. My most recent favourites are L’Oréal Paris False Lash Wings, R189.95 and Le Volume de Chanel, R355.
I think these baby pink lips go beautifully with the muted yet intense eyes – so whip out those bubble gum pink lippies and get popping!
Want to know exactly which products Bonang used? Here, a list of the Revlon products that were used to create her look:
Revlon ColorStay Foundation in Caramel – R209.00
Revlon Smooth-on Blush in Sunkissed Rose – R159.00
ColorStay Concealer in Deep – R135.00
Revlon ColorStay 16 Hr Eyepan in Addictive – R165.00
Revlon ColorStay Precision Eye Pen in Black – R155.00
Revlon PhotoReady 3D Mascara in Black – R149.00
Revlon SuperLustrous Lipstick in Softsilver Rose – R110.00
Revlon ColorStay Lipliner in Nude – R130.00