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BN Beauty: The Flawless Princess Dolapo! Find Out How to Achieve this Simple Look by Joy Adenuga



Marcy Dolapo Oni with Makeup by Joy Adenuga - BellaNaija - December 2015

When it comes to listing the biggest names in the makeup/beauty industry, Joy Adenuga is definitely one of the best.

Today, she’s sharing some of her expertise in creating this simple and beautiful makeup look on TV personality, Marcy Dolapo Oni.

The look works on all levels and can easily be achieved with little or no expertise in the field of makeup. The burgundy toned look features rosy cheeks, nude lightly glossed lips and simple smokey eyes liner. So lovely!

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Joy describes the process of creating Dolapo’s look saying;

Marcy Dolapo Sijuwade was attending the Triforce Short Film Festival in London and contacted me to glam her up for the event. I met her up at her residence, set up and began work. The brief was smokey eye with a hint of burgundy to compliment the hair accessory she would be wearing.

*Dolapo rocked a chic black dress with flared sleeves, paired with a floral crown (being a princess and all) and black lace pumps*.

Marcy Dolapo Oni - BellaNaija - December 2015

Starting her makeup, I began by cleansing her skin using Bioderma Micelle solution and spraying her face with MAC fix +. Her lips were prepped with Creme de la Mer lip balm.

Her brows were filled in using MAC brow pencil in spiked and MAC eyeshadow in Swiss Chocolate.

One her eyes, I started with MAC paint pot in Constructivist, this also served as my base colour. I then applied the MAC eyeshadow in Coppering on the inner lid, Embark on the outer lid and Swiss Chocolate to blend out the edges. She wanted it more smokey so I further added Espresso from the Lorac Pro palette across the lid, and Black from the same palette to deepen the crease.

Her eyelid and waterline were lined using Ingot gel liner in 77. The eyes were finished off using Ardell lashes in 120 and Makeup Forever smoky lash mascara to blend her lashes to the strip lashes.

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I then moved on to the skin which I primed using Smashbox foundation primer. The foundation used was Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24h in 10 with a bit of 6. Dolapo has beautiful skin so I didn’t need to use much on her. The under eye concealer used was Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in 12 which was applied using a damp beauty blender sponge. This was set using MAC studio fix powder in Nc40.

Using a large fluffy brush, I then set the rest of her face very lightly with MAC Studio Fix powder in a mix of Nc45 and Nc50, and then using a small tapered brush I patted on MAC blot powder in Dark to her t-zones.

To contour I used the MAC studio fix powder in NW50 and to highlight I used Becca Highlight powder in both Opal and Topaz. The blush used was NARS Orgasm.

The whole look was completed by lining her lips with MAC lip liner in Chestnut and then Filled in using MAC lipstick in Half n Half. No gloss was used. The nude lip shade complimented the smokey eye and the shimmering peach blush added warmth and sheen to her face.

Marcy looked gorgeous!

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  1. Gap

    December 22, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Hmmmmmm………..ok I like the eyes and lips. The brows NO!!!!! I think I like Dolapo but pls stay away from the media a lil. It’s becoming too much. Pls promise me? Thanks

    • Alias

      December 22, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      Dear Gap,

      I hope you realise that her full time job is TV Personality. She is in the media because she is meant to be in the media.

      PS, I love the look

    • Dolapo Oni's rep

      December 22, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      And you are?

    • Abigail Landsbrook

      December 22, 2015 at 10:26 pm

      You are right! The girl is very pretty and the rest of the makeup is nice… however, the eyebrows are horrific!!! Really bad. They make her look angry and harsh because they’re way, way, way too close together, uneven, the wrong color, and very artificial looking. They look like they belong on a cartoon character.

    • Baby Dee

      December 23, 2015 at 10:09 pm

      Kilon she eleyi. We’ve heard, you are a make-up artist abi.
      How is the eyebrow as terrible as you’ve described it please??? It looks like what a natural brow would look like. Not every brow has to be like an upside down Nike Logo.

  2. funmi

    December 22, 2015 at 2:59 pm


  3. Madam Ye

    December 22, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    She is beautiful…gosh….

  4. Bandele

    December 22, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Technically she’s no longer a princess…

    • GBG

      December 22, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      She now addresses herself as princess, do call her that.

    • Mama

      December 22, 2015 at 10:26 pm

      God bless you Oooo.
      Princess by force!!! Wetin the new Oni of Ife daughter go call herself.

    • Baby Dee

      December 23, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      She never was a Princess. She recently married a Prince.. thus the new Princess title.

  5. GirlFromIpanema

    December 22, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    I actually quite like this look…I need that lippie in my life

  6. June

    December 22, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    She is so pretty! I love the look. Nice and Clean looking. Elegant!

  7. Lala

    December 22, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    dolapo has always been one of the few classy celebs we have in this country, love her she’s good at her job and she still manages to keep her private life private*apart fromn the wedding hoopla*

  8. Beth-minaj

    December 22, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Elegant look. Beautiful flawless makeup.

  9. DD

    December 22, 2015 at 5:34 pm


  10. Nystyle

    December 22, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    I like the fresh look..And Mr or Ms Gap, who are you for her to promise you, Pls go sit!!

  11. December Wind

    December 22, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Dolapo is a pretty woman but I don’t get her facial expressions sometimes… Is that supposed a smile ? It’s too plastic

  12. December Wind

    December 22, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Dolapo is a pretty woman but I don’t get her facial expressions sometimes… Is that supposed to be a smile ? It’s too plastic

  13. Scholas

    December 23, 2015 at 6:50 am

    Nice makeup tho….like d lips

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