As the continent celebrated Africa day this week, make up artists were busy at work recreating memories through the make up brush. A celebration of the African continent and its rich culture would not have been complete without a visual representation of such. The various make up challenges posted online exhibited great talent within the beauty industry.
Famous make up artist Bridget Mawarire Campbell caused a stir with her mbira make up. So visually appealing was the work of art that most people were asking for instructions on how to do it.
Mbira is an African musical instrument commonly used in Zimbabwe. Artists such as Mbira dzenharira, Chiwoniso Maraire and Hope Masike have played an ambassadorial role in promoting the use of the mbira instrument in music. Bridget aptly captured the essence of the musical instrument and transformed it into a beautiful art piece on her face. The artist is renowned for her great work and for using her skills on big artists such as Jah Prayzah and his crew.
Madam boss also stepped out in style with the African continent imprinted on her face, arms and back. Indeed people were stunned at her make up.
Africa day symbolizes culture, heritage, diversity and an abundance of natural resources among other things on the continent. Even Africans living in the diaspora went all out to celebrate their roots. Of course restrictions brought about by the covid 19 scare hindered celebrations like in previous years.
Make up has been used as a tool to send a message over the years. Bridget indeed created her own story and told it in an appealing way.