Makeup artist Bernicia Boateng talks Haus Labs essentials

Ahead of her free makeup class on 7th September at Sephora Westfield White City, Bernicia discusses celebrity clientele and makeup must-haves.

Bernicia Boateng

Want to try Haus Labs makeup, but don’t know where to start? Makeup artist Bernicia Boateng gives us the low-down on her must-haves from the innovative product line, and gives her tips on achieving a selfie-ready finish.

Bernicia Boateng demonstrating Haus Labs products at Sephora Westfield White City

For someone new to Haus Labs, what are the top three must-try products you would recommend getting a taste of the brand?

As someone who’s used Haus Labs, my top 3 products have become staples in my kit:

  1. Triclone Skin Tech Foundation – This foundation is incredible and has become my go-to. It provides a flawless finish to the skin, instantly adding radiance, glow, and luminosity. It makes me feel so confident. I’m so excited that it now has a little sister launching – the new Triclone Skin Tech Concealer. I’ve tried it over the last few weeks and know that it’s going to be a new staple in my makeup kit too!
  2. Power Sculpt Velvet Bronzer – This product is incredibly easy to use. It’s powdery but still creamy on the skin, giving a warming bronze effect. I’m in shade 12, and I also like to use it as a brown eyeshadow in the crease of my eye.
  3. Bio Radiant Gel Powder Highlighter – This product is simply magical! I absolutely love using it to create depth, highlight, and radiance on my skin. I apply it on the high points of my face as a replacement for the typical gold highlighter. My favourite shade is Chocolate Opal, a warm brown tone that is simply amazing.

The Haus Labs Triclone Skin Tech Foundation has gained a cult following. Could you provide some expert tips on how to achieve a flawless finish with this foundation and any tricks to make it last all day?

I absolutely love this foundation for many reasons, and one of my favourite things about it is its versatility. To achieve a red-carpet flawless finish, I recommend using the Haus Labs foundation brush, a densely quilted brush that provides flawless full coverage. I like to warm the foundation up on the back of my hand before applying it directly to my face. This product is buildable, so you can decide to go with one pump for a natural glossy glow, or two to three pumps for a more flawless finish, which is great for photography.

Can you share the story of how you became a Celebrity Makeup Artist and what it’s like to collaborate with Haus Labs?

My journey to becoming a Celebrity MUA is quite interesting. I’ve always had a deep passion and love for makeup and how it can transform how people feel and look. My journey resulted from being extremely consistent, never taking no for an answer, and standing up for what I believe in when it comes to beauty, all while utilising my social media platform. Collaborating with Haus Labs feels surreal to me, as I’ve always been a massive fan of Lady Gaga. Working with the brand and their beautiful makeup means the world to me.

What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received?

The best career advice I’ve received is to stay consistent and never give up, no matter what.

Collaboration is a powerful tool in the beauty world. Can you tell us about a memorable collaboration project you’ve worked on, and how it influenced your creative process?

Working with Micaela Coel for my first Met Gala in 2021 was a memorable experience. We sat together and mapped out her vision, which I was able to bring to life. An experience which was breath taking and set the foundations for us to do it again in 2022.

With so many celebrity makeup brands out there, what sets Haus Labs apart from the rest?

Haus Labs stands out due to the refreshing quality of its products and its solution-oriented approach.

TikTok has become a major platform for beauty trends. How does it impact or influence your work?

TikTok is a platform where I sometimes get lost in the world of trends, but I make sure to use it for fun and experimentation, it also keeps me up to date with cool new products in the market.

What’s your favourite beauty hack for when you’re in a rush?

A quick and effective beauty hack for when I’m in a rush is applying concealer under the eyes 😊

What does clean beauty mean to you?

Clean beauty, to me, means being eco-friendly, cruelty-free, and maintaining high ethical standards.

What’s something that very few people know about Haus Labs?

Very few people know that Haus Labs is leading the way in clean and ethical beauty practices!

The new Haus Labs Skin Tech Concealer launches on September 7th and Bernicia is hosting a free makeup class to demonstrate three ways to use it at Sephora Westfield White City on Thurs 7th September at 1pm and 6pm.

Follow Bernicia on Instagram @berniciaboateng

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