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From Smokey Eyes to Bold Lips! Make Up artist Edee Beau Dishes on Creating Tonto Dikeh’s Look



Tonto Dikeh Edee Beau Kukere Concert Make-Up Look - June 2013 - BellaNaija002

The last time we saw Edee Beau on BN Beauty she was giving us pointers on achieving different variations of the red lip. Now, the Britain based make up artist that has glammed up celebrities like Toolz, Funke Akindele and Eku Edewor is adding another singer/actress to her ranks; Poko herself, Tonto Dikeh.

For the much anticipated Kukere concert with Iyanya which Tonto was co-hosting, Edee had to make sure she looked gorgeous.

We caught up with her to find out how she pulled off Tonto’s look and how we can get that POKO glow. Check out what she said.

First off you have to make sure your hands are clean, so you do not infect your face with dirt and germs which could lead to breakouts. Use the tips of your fingers to apply a dime-size amount of Becca Mattifying Primer and let it set for 10-15 seconds.

Now you can prepare and prime your face for the face and eye make up.Tonto Dikeh Edee Beau Kukere Concert Make-Up Look - June 2013 - BellaNaija001

– We used a MAC Studio Finish Concealer and MAC Matchmaster 7 in Tonto’s shade to cover any imperfections and blended them together perfectly.
– Next the Ben Nye Banana Powder (my secret weapon) was used under her eyes to achieve that velvety flawless highlight.
– A MAC Translucent Powder was then used all over the face to set the foundation.
– Finally a MAC Blusher in ‘Gleeful’ was applied to the cheeks.
– For that extra dimension and structure to the face, the Sleek Contour Palette in ‘Dark’ was used around the perimeters of the face, the hollows of the cheeks and the corners of the nose. Tonto Dikeh Edee Beau Kukere Concert Make-Up Look - June 2013 - BellaNaija003

The main focus of this make up look was the eyes. We decided to go for a subtle smokey eye which was achieved using Urban Decay ‘The Vice Palette’ to complement the effortless look we had on her face.Tonto Dikeh Edee Beau Kukere Concert Make-Up Look - June 2013 - BellaNaija006

We used MAC Candy YumYum lipstick to give a vibrant bubblegum pink colour to match the personality of our beautiful client.Tonto Dikeh Edee Beau Kukere Concert Make-Up Look - June 2013 - BellaNaija007

Later on during the night, the lip colour was changed to a Nude using MAC Pink Plaid and Sore so that attention was not taken away from her stunning dress.Tonto Dikeh Edee Beau Kukere Concert Make-Up Look - June 2013 - BellaNaija008 Tonto Dikeh Edee Beau Kukere Concert Make-Up Look - June 2013 - BellaNaija009

Watch the clip on how it was achieved here

That’s it. Simple and versatile enough to be transformed from day to night. To find out more about Edee Beau make up tutorials follow the links.

Email: [email protected] | Visit | Call  +4420 3302 4363 | Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook | Watch on Youtube | Follow on Instagram |Pay a visit at Edee Beau Hair & Makeup Studios, 251 Hermit Road, London E16 4LA.

Photo Credits:
Make Up: Edee Beau
Client: Tonto Dikeh
Fashion Stylist: House of Fashion Sistas

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  1. nnn

    June 12, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    For crying out loud! This make-up is incredibly heavy. Wouldn’t this melt off in the Nigerian heat?!!!

    • bsky

      June 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm

      thank u ooo

    • beeess

      June 12, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      Thankfully she is not in Nigeria…

    • daisy

      June 12, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      okay it was done london duh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! jeezzzz bad belle

  2. caretaker

    June 12, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Beautiful! Go Edee!

  3. comment awaiting moderation!

    June 12, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    The chick with Tonto,wowwwwww?

  4. Sisi Eko

    June 12, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    This is absolutely fabulous! am soooo luvn diz…..;D

  5. Sel

    June 12, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Make up looks good but really, is that how Tonto talks? The accent is ????????

  6. Seymour

    June 12, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Masquerade things! Lmaooooo! Are these babes being serious? *dies laughing* But for real though, this pancake is scary and harsh. They should cool down for Jehovah.

    • Sbaby

      June 12, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      I am telling you, second face things

  7. jessica

    June 12, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    she dropped on stage lol

  8. Liz

    June 12, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Please all I want to know is what is the name of the song Iyanya was singing at he end? The one that goes “Let me treat your like the queen that you are”? BN do provide the answer. Nice makeup btw Edee.

    • vikky

      June 13, 2013 at 12:25 am

      its “I got it” from his new album..

  9. FAR

    June 12, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Hmmmmmmmmmm! No comment!

  10. cisca

    June 12, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Enchanting eyes. Make-up cool. Thumbs up!!!

  11. olu

    June 12, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Interesting. I like my ladies in banke meshida kinda makeup. natural and flawless

    • lola

      June 12, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      this is stage makeup and not wedding make up. banke meshida makes everyone look the same btw.

    • Divaindzanga

      June 12, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      hehehehe worddddd!!!

    • olu

      June 12, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      you are entitled to your own opinion my dear

    • Oaken

      June 13, 2013 at 3:08 am


    • Janey

      June 13, 2013 at 11:00 am

      sooo true lol

    • Yolanda

      June 13, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      Omg I thought I was the only one who thought the same about BM. All the brides end up looking alike!

    • Autoprincess

      June 13, 2013 at 10:28 am

      Very funny, consider Banke’s make -up natural? lolll

    • Eve

      June 14, 2013 at 8:11 am

      Olu as long as you are paying 🙂

  12. jade

    June 12, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Noice Tonto, do your thing, gorgeous make-up mama. on point love

  13. Sbaby

    June 12, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Na wa oh make up is the biggest deception now, guys have to be careful

  14. Clo

    June 12, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    She used so much different things to get such perfect look I noticed. No wonder “MAC” is so super rich. But in listing how it was done, she left out the EYEBROWS & putting on the wig back on Tonto X_X. Very nice make up tho, tho so much was used. Real deal Edee {Ur no Stranger to me-saw u already somewhere} (thumbs up)

  15. Posh

    June 12, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Did someone else notice Tonto’s pot belly on stage?

  16. Anne

    June 12, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Everyone who’s complaining about her makeup being too heavy.. ever heard of STAGE MAKEUP?? She’s hosting a concert for goodness sakes.. whats she supposed to do?? Go on there bare-faced?? smh.. she looks gorgeous!

  17. olu

    June 12, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    stage makeup indeed. naija people o..bunch of clowns

  18. barbs

    June 12, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    the eyebrows r just horrible. too fat,too dark,too thick,too fake,masqurade local by force tinsss…. all join!!

  19. labelle

    June 12, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    People are just finny. There is such a thing as stage makeup (which is actually what the Ben Nye makeup line is for), it HAS to be heavier because of all the lighting and how far away the stage is from the audience. While I like Banke Meshida’s work, I don’t think it has any relevance here, Banke’s commercial niche is Bridal Makeup (not saying she can’t do stage makeup oh).

    As for those eyebrows, well, the only thing I will say is that a bold brow is a look on it’s own. She sculpted her brows to death but the boldness clashes with the bold eyes and bold lips. The eyebrows in themselves that bad, if that’s a look she’s going for, it just makes the whole thing a tad garish paired with all those bold looks.

  20. well

    June 13, 2013 at 12:01 am

    tonto is just tooo razzzzzzzzzzz! lawwwwd

  21. chei

    June 13, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Aristos Razz Babes Makeup Galore.
    THIS GOES TO SHOW YOU CAN NEVER BUY CLASS COS EACH CATEGORY HAS DIFFERENT EYES. The razzness is in the eyed. That is why you can give beyonce $5000 and give Lil Kim $100,000 to prep for an even an Beyonce will come up on top cos she was born with class. Same way you give same amount to Genny or Rita Dominic vs some Razz chick like Tontoh, Anita Joseph, Uche ogbodo, Halima Abubakar etc etc (list too long), and they come out like technicolor clowns with pounds of makeup and weave bcos for the razz kind, no matter how much they were born pretty, they feel ugly inside with low self confidence behind closed doors, makeup of such magnitude is what makes their razz poor souls feel good bout them selves. CLASS CAN NOT SO MAY I GRT A Comment (defense or not) by the ones whom this comment hit close to home for, cos am speaking about them. I totally understand your plight. It shall be well in Jesus Name. 🙂

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      June 13, 2013 at 10:40 am

      Your written communication skills are in a completely different category of their own… I could barely understand 1 in every 3 (sentences? statements?) you’ve posted up there…

    • lola

      June 13, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      no mind am. na so beyonce fans be na. bunch of uneducated twats. beyonce and class in the same sentence. tueh!

  22. Grace

    June 13, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Fine make up

  23. Hurperyermie

    June 13, 2013 at 8:51 am

    okay oooooooo

  24. Amaka

    June 13, 2013 at 9:28 am

    wait no one has noticed how white she’s getting.

    • Omo1

      June 13, 2013 at 11:24 am

      Of course! who hasn’t?!

  25. Yvonne

    June 13, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Mehn! this pouting girls do now adays just tire me…

    • Omo1

      June 13, 2013 at 11:26 am

      Me sef tire o

  26. bunmi

    June 13, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Wrong choice of clothing for her performance

  27. barbz

    June 13, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Dis edee girl nd her kpomo lips tho, nd she kips on pouting…sigh btwn she’s really good at what she does. .

  28. amarachi

    June 13, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Luv d makeup on her. But no 4 d cloth

  29. Miss Anonymous

    June 13, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Pouting is NOT for everyone.

  30. Libra

    June 13, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Tor…..ya all aff spoken

  31. julieta

    June 14, 2013 at 9:35 am

    U guys shud just let this lady be. haba

  32. Xindie

    June 14, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Love d lip colour nd also d shadows blending………..but d nose was roughly nd badly contoured nd she was supposed to use her translucent powder last to set d whole look nd nt before putting d blush nd dat is y d whole makeover looks meshed-up

  33. TheTruth13

    June 17, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Packagingggggggg! I pity the guys lol, the amount of deception they get these days. U men have to be smart ooo

  34. agatha

    June 24, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    All these makeup tins sef nawaooooo! Ladies are in trouble, Lord pls have mercy

  35. shantybeauty

    July 12, 2013 at 10:59 am

    love the lips color and nice makeup……………

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