Tuesday, November 1, 2011

MONALISA for Exquisite Magazine


Hey Pretties, i met and worked on the beautiful Nollywood actress & Glo Ambassador, Monalisa Chinda for her cover feature in Exquisite Magazine. Having never met her in person, i had no idea what to expect. But been called a magician/the makeup-happy artist by the editor of the magazine, Tewa Onasanya , i was given total control of the looks i came up with.

For any makeup artist who is opportuned to work on Monalisa, she is lighter in complexion than you could ever imagine. I was scared of making her look more tanned than she really is, tho i had all shades possible. I said this because she scratched a spot on her back & till the end of the shoot, that spot remained red. i had to put some foundation over that patch at some point,lol.

Thinking i was light in complexion, my thots changed

As seen in the Magazine

Smokey Eyes w/Peach Highlights, Blush & Lippie

She absolutely Loved every Look
 Anyone familiar with Monalisa's facial structure will attest to the fact that she has a thick jawline & full lips, so some basic sculpting of her cheeks was required, this i did with foundation,sculpting powder & blush.

I did 4 looks for the shoot, which is my signature(i never stick to one look); but i love to start with very neutral looks before graduating to darker and more intense looks (which honestly are a bother). Remember, with Makeup, its easier to add colour than it is to remove.

And her honest Testimony was : Kunbi, you are the 2nd person in this world that has done my makeup perfectly. The 1st been Banke Meshida_Lawal. That enough, made my eyes fill up with tears (I must have done Something Good - in my Sound of Music Voice).

Products Used :

BlackUp Mattifying primer
BlackUp Fluid Foundation in FL 02
BlackUp Loose Powder in PL 12
Black Radiance Mosaic Bronzer in Bronze Shimmer
Black Opal Blush in Peachtree
Bm Pro Blush in Claret
Sleek Contour Kit in Dark
Jordana Retractable pencils in Bliss, Sterling Blue & Denim Blue
MAC Fluidline Gel-liner in BlackTrack
Black Radiance Fine Line Liquid Liner in Fine Black
Marisse Lashes
MAC Lipstick in St. Germaine
MAC Venomous Villian 'Evil Queen' Lipgloss in Strange Potion
Casabella LipGloss in Red Carpet

I hope this post was helpful

Pretty K


  1. i like your posts! Keep up the good work.


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