If you can spend five more minutes on yourself, any one of these two essential grooming details will put the final touch to your beauty regime, and bring your face into focus, says w&h beauty editor, Martinique Stevens…
Beautifully groomed brows lift the eyes, brighten the face and give your face a younger, fresher look. Here are three of our favourite brow-boosting must haves:
The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit, R170, is a great kit to have on hand, and the taupe shade in this duo suits everyone, even blondes.
Billion Dollar Brows’ Brows On Point Micro Pencil, R280, is great for when you want to give your brows a more lifted look where they appear to droop. Draw from just under the middle to outer edge of the brow to give a brilliantly clear, groomed arch.
Benefit Contour Pro 4-in-1 defining and highlighting brow pencil, R495. A fabulous new brow pencil that I use to extend brows outwards and define for a more elegant shape.
Must Try: Brow Threading, from R100 at The Laser Beautique (selected stores only) is a speedy, on-the-spot service that leaves skin perfectly prepped for powder.
Long, luscious lashes help define the eyes in seconds and are much needed, especially when you’re creating a beautiful nude eye with taupe shadows.
For lengthy lashes every time, start by prepping clean lashes and eyelash curler of your choice. This Eyelash Curler, R59,99, from Clicks is an affordable choice and will help to lift and curl the lashes, so any mascara looks way better when you apply it.
Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara, R149,99. Seven times more volume they say…I must admit, I love the brush which separates brilliantly.
Vaseline Lip Therapy Original, R25,95 for a tiny 20g pot is an age-old beauty hack to easily clean lashes at night. It helps keeping them soft and supple too. Love!
Must Try: Choose from individual lashes to a full set for real OTT drama – getting done every day suddenly got a whole lot easier, and quicker too. Try lash extensions from R770 for a full set at Sorbet Salons nationwide.
Additional words: Jo Glanville-Blackburn
A scent obsessed beauty editor with a flair for fashion and an affinity for anything kawaii. When she’s not researching skincare ingredient lists for the latest low-down on what this or that compound or chemical does on the skin, you can expect to find her off-loading stress at the gym, enjoying a salsa dancing social or hunting for the latest fragrance.