Get the look: Terry Pheto

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Get the look: Terry PhetoI can spend an inappropriate amount of time looking at pictures of Terry Pheto (in a much less stalkerish way than that sounds). The girl’s got a vibe to her that seems so relaxed she can easily be your next-door neighbour. But at the same time, there’s a poise and radiance that indicates she’s so much more than just a pretty face. Best known for her role in Tsotsi in 2005, she can currently be seen in South Africa on Days of our Lives until 4 October.


YSL Perfect Touch Radiant Brush Foundation, R530, comes with a built-in brush for flawless application. It provides medium coverage, and mattifies without drying the skin. I usually prefer applying foundation by hand, but this one’s a winner! Dab concealer onto any imperfections – I love Elizabeth Arden’s Ultra Lift and Firm Ceramide Concealer, R175. It comes in three shades and the creamy consistency ensures you don’t cake it on unnecessarily. If you’re oil-prone, set the foundation and concealer with a light application of compact powder.


For a fresher spin on the winged smoky eye, switch the darkest two colours for muted mauves, greens or royal blues. Apply like you would normally, but remember to avoid black and charcoal eye shadow altogether if you’re going for a fresh, daytime look. Colours I would try include Catrice Intensif’Eye in 040 Have You Seen Alice (marbled green), R49, and The Body Shop Baked to Last Eye Colour, R120, in 04 Quartz or 03 Jade. Use a gel eye liner to create a dramatically enhanced lash line – Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Black Gold, R99, will compliment eyes with yellow or gold flecks. Round off with mascara, and be sure to fill in eyebrows with matte eye shadow or a soft eye pencil that is one or two shades lighter than the brow hairs.


Since you’re putting quite a bit of colour on the eyes, you don’t want to do much on the cheeks – the aim here will be to illuminate, contour, and add definition. For this, I prefer multi-faceted palettes that can contain bronzer, highlighter, and sometimes even blusher. Some come in the form of different colour strips (that can either be swirled together or used separately), while others are marbled or have embossed designs. Good ones to try are Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips, R170, Inglot AMC Multicolour Systems, R269, and The Body Shop Shimmer Waves, R170. Use on, under or around the cheekbones for definition where needed.


Lips are barely there. Make sure they’re conditioned by gently exfoliating with a washcloth and using lip balm. If you feel like adding some colour, dab some lipstick (or lip stain) in the centre of the lower and upper lip, and blend outward with your finger or a lip brush for a natural look.

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Chantelle loves the beauty industry and is a junkie for all things high-tech. A background in skincare therapy and a secret dream of becoming a copywriter steered her in the direction of beauty blogging. To read more of her writing, visit her blog

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  1. Hess

    I remember that Monty’s MC – love her lips.

    5 years ago •

  1. Pulane

    I like Terry, the make-up suits her perfectly.

    5 years ago •

  1. Nuuh

    She looks beautiful and her make up is not to much just the kind of look I like

    6 years ago •

  1. Noma

    I love this humble!!! She looks gorgeous on the cover

    6 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    Cheeks are in fashion this spring, God help us all, deliver us from “too much” divas of this planet earth. Some people are so loud in everything they do!!! My workplace is full of red cheeks clown how I wish they can all join Beauty SA to learn the trick in being beautiful

    6 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    She is beautiful. you forgot to tell us about the hair.

    6 years ago •

  1. Jeanice van Heerden

    Terry’s so beautiful

    6 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    Lovely. I would love to try out some of the makleup used here. The YSL foundation sounds amazing. :)

    6 years ago •

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