Masego Kunupi’s ultimate summer beauty guide


All you need to know on upgrading your glow-up skin game.

Masego Kunupi

Celebrity make-up artist and owner of Chique Beauty Empire, Masego Kunupi chats to us about this season’s hottest beauty buys, trends and must-haves.
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“One of the biggest trends we saw early in the year was the ‘no make-up’ look or minimalistic look! It is all about healthy-looking and glowing skin. Make-up always looks good on skin that’s well taken care of. This summer, however, maintaining healthy, glowing skin is a little more intense. Make-up artists call this the holographic glow,” says Masego.

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She shares tips on how to achieve the holographic glow:
1. Wear a foundation that gives you a luminous finish and not a flaky look. The best foundation for this is NYX Professional Make-up Total Control Drop Foundation. It’s perfect for a glowing finish
2. Apply a highlighter or shimmer to intensify your glow (NYX Professional Make-up has illuminating powders to help you achieve this).
3. Finish by applying an SPF 15/higher lip balm or lipstick. This helps hydrate your lips and keep them moist. This is essential, especially with the wave of the matte lipstick. Applying a balm under your matte lipstick prevents dryness and cracked lips.

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Masego also shares seven tips to achieve glowing summer skin:
1. Don’t skip your skin regimen, even when on holiday.
2. Always apply sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher for UVB protection.
3. Keep your face moisturised all the times.
4. Choose a primer with skin benefits.
5. Apply bronzer at the end to give you that added glow.
6. Drink a lot of water.
7. Always remove your make up at the end of the day.

For additional beauty tips and tricks, follow Masego Kunupi on Instagram or join her workshops around the country. Her last one for the year will be held on 9 December in Sandton.