Bunmi Mojekwu is a rising star in film, TV and theatre and is definitely one to watch!
Soap fans will recognise her from playing Mercy Olubunmi in EastEnders, where the Olubunmi family were the first Nigerian family to appear in the famous British soap.
I Am Fabulicious had a chat with her about how she keeps herself beautified!
Hi Bunmi! What’s in your make up bag today!
I have MAC products as they cater to my skin tone. I just recently bought Iman's foundation which I really love. I have loads of lip gloss from MUA, Victoria secret’s and MAC.
What was your opinion on the make up look Mercy was given on screen? Was there ever a time when you just said ‘hang on, I’m not going out on set looking like that!’?
Mercy kept it simple when it came to makeup, the time I thought it was looking not quite right was when I noticed my skin tone had changed and the foundation I usually use needed to be darker. The tone of my skin changes quite often.
|Bunmi with her EastEnders co Stars|
Did the girls on set ever share beauty tips with each other?
The beauty tip I learnt was to always clean your skin at night to keep it healthy and free from a potential break out, because on set you tend to wear a lot of makeup, probably more than usual and a lot gets put on in between takes.
What were your male co stars opinions on having to wear make up?
With all the men I have ever worked with while filming they know it’s the norm to wear makeup. I think they enjoy being pampered in the morning by a woman!
What is your all time favourite beauty brand?
Clinique. I find their products are best for my skin, it keeps it healthy. I use the foam, the anti blemish and the cream for my face and it has cleared up my skin. I love my aloe vera from The Body Shop too. That is probably my all time favourite as you can never go wrong with aloe vera.
Do you have a beauty Icon? If so, who?
Kelly Rowland as she always looks flawless. Her make is simple but still makes a statement and I love Iman. She created a line for darker girls because sometimes a lot of products don’t show on our skin and that is something I would also like to do one day.
Do you tend to stick with the brands and products you know or do you like to mix it up and try other things?
I tend to stick to what I know, because I have sensitive skin I worry about using new products
People always wonder how I get my eyeliners so straight on my eyes. When you close your eye, stretch along the corner of your eye, that way you wont need to put the eyeliner along the creases of the eye as that’s what makes it uneven.
Have you ever had a make up/ beauty disaster? What happened?
When I was in college I wore a ponytail clip on and one day while walking to college I felt a bit light headed. I felt the top of my head and my ponytail had gone. I turned around and it was hanging on the tree branch. Embarrassing.com
What was the best beauty advice you have ever been given?
Find what suits you because what may look good on others may not compliment you.
For more news on Bunmi’s up and coming projects follow her on twitter @BunmiMojekwu