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Berry-stained Lips, Smoky Rosy Eyes

This is the second part of our two-part tutorial, featuring the ever fabulous Karen Kaz Lucas. Check out her channel...

Smoky Roses with Urban Decay’s Naked 3 Palette!

We recently got a chance to play with makeup for an entire afternoon, with the lovely and totally sweet Karen...

January, February and March 2014 Favorites!

Isn’t the year going by SO QUICKLY? I mean, it only feels like yesterday when I uploaded our 2013 Favourites...

Eyebrows, Foundation and Contouring- Lupita’s Nairobi-blue Inspired Tutorial

Last week we uploaded this video, where we played with Sigma Beauty’s Smoke Screen palette from the Born to Be...

Lupita-inspired Nairobi Blue, featuring Sigma Beauty’s Smoke Screen Palette

Lupita Nyong’o is such a gorgeous girl, and literally ALL her style and makeup looks have us inspired. We couldn’t...

Welcome to Bellesa Africa – All Things Makeup, and Loads of Adventures.

Check out our latest YouTube Makeup Videos, produced in Nairobi, Kenya.

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This is the second part of our two-part tutorial, featuring the ever fabulous Karen Kaz Lucas. Check out her channel (and her music) here. We began with a more wearable, day-time appropriate look (which was the first part) which you can watch here. And in this tutorial, we show you how to punch the look up into something sexier, perfect for a date or a glamorous evening. All we did was add lashes by Glam-i (#99′s), and Estée Lauder’s FABULOUS Pure Colour Lipstick in Plum Couture. This lipstick even made it into my January-March favourites video, which you can watch by clicking here. Also, we must say thank you to Sunny Dolat who provided styling guidance for us, as well as providing the jewelry. Enjoy!!

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We recently got a chance to play with makeup for an entire afternoon, with the lovely and totally sweet Karen Kaz Lucas- an amazing singer, actor and chef! What was SO COOL is that she brought us lunch- what’s not to love? Check out her YouTube channel (and her music) here- https://www.youtube.com/user/karenkazlucas. For this look we used Urban Decay’s Naked 3 palette, which is FILLED with gorgeous shades which are beautiful on women of colour, so of course we totally recommend it. Unfortunately, it’s not readily available here in Kenya so you’d have to fly it in to the country from Europe or the States. However, there are quite a few dupes like Sleek’s 12 eyeshadow palettes, which are beautiful! The look we created is slightly day-time appropriate. Well, to me all makeup can be day or night-time appropriate depending on what you do with it :-). Here are all…

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Isn’t the year going by SO QUICKLY? I mean, it only feels like yesterday when I uploaded our 2013 Favourites, and three months have gone by in a flash! I’ve been swamped with work, and frankly a little depressed because I still don’t have a good laptop to work on (I’ve been stealing my mother’s laptop over weekends to edit videos), and it’s been difficult keeping my spirits up. But I have to, because Bellesa Africa is literally for you! Anyway, this video shares some of the cool things that we’ve been loving over the past three months- here we go! Definition of a Beatface T-Shirt- to order yours, click here Black Opal Even True Flawless Skin Liquid Foundation- Available at Lintons Beauty World at the Junction Mall, Nairobi Sleek Blush by 3- Pink Sprint- Available at Lintons Beauty World at the Junction Mall, Nairobi Sigma Perfect Blend Brush Collection…

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Last week we uploaded this video, where we played with Sigma Beauty’s Smoke Screen palette from the Born to Be collection. Incidentally, it is the exact same look I wore in the Born to Be Review video as well, and I promised that I’d recreate it for you. We went ahead to complete the look, showing you how we filled in Wakiuru’s brows, and blended her foundation and contouring shades together to create a flawless base. On Her Brows: – Sleek’s Eyeshadow Pencil- Brown Sephora’s Clear Lash and Brow Mascara On Her Face: – Kett Cosmetics Neutral Creme Foundations in N5, N7, N9 and N11 MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundations in NC43, NC45 and N9 Of course we used our Sigma Beauty brushes to blend in all the colours. So what did you like best about this tutorial?

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Lupita Nyong’o is such a gorgeous girl, and literally ALL her style and makeup looks have us inspired. We couldn’t help but start of with a tutorial that was inspired by the gown she wore to the Oscars this past Sunday. If you missed it, here are some images of her fabulous red carpet moments. She’s GORG!!! So we felt that Sigma Beauty’s Smoke Screen palette would be the best inspiration for our tutorial featuring the gorgeous Wakiuru. We played with Almost Jet and Nebula shadows, and topped it off with a nude lip and a bronze-y, peach-y cheek- GORG!! We worked with the absolutely sweet Wakiuru- an accountant who has never modeled before. But we loved her super springy curls and ebullient spirit so much that we just had to feature her. For Sigma Beauty’s Born to Be Collection… – Full Born to Be Collection- $99- http://www.sigmabeauty.com/Born_To_Be_Collection_p/ep012.htm?Click=477078 – Smoke…

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