These Beauty Products Have Influencers And Make-Up Artists Shook

They're basically the best beauty products of 2019.


Gotlhokwang Angoma-Mzini |

On 6 and 7 April, Beauty Revolution Festival took over the Sandton Convention Centre to host the first-ever boldest and hottest beauty festival in Africa. There were activation line-ups that included discussions by powerhouse panelists and intimate make-up artist masterclasses. And then there was shopping…

From skincare to make-up (and everything in between), this two-day festival gave women the chance to shop some of the world’s biggest brands in beauty, lifestyle and personal care. Beauty editors, make-up artists, beauty influencers and celebs couldn’t get enough. Here’s some of what had women standing in queues and what you’ll want to get your hands on…

Swiitch Beauty

Who doesn’t want uncomplicated, quality make-up that also doesn’t burn a hole your purse? This local beauty brand, started by Rabia Ghoor (a teenpreneur), ticks all the beauty boxes: great colour payout, lovely packaging and… it’s affordable. Note: the airmatte below –a gorgeous selection of nude matte lips that keep your pucker uber moisturised.

 

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Sta-Sof-Fro

This classic brand has always been hell-bent on celebrating the black woman’s crowning glory: her hair. And is still doing it. Here’s a brand that promises to keep your fro healthy, strong and moisturised.

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M.A.C Cosmetics

The brand that every make-up artist and influencer swears by. Nothing warms our rainbow nation hearts more than a brand that recognises the need for more diverse shade ranges. Matte, sheer, dewy, powders, long-wearing, water-resistant… you want it… M.A.C’s got it.

Misguided Boss Babe EDP

A hot new oriental floral that has top notes of citrus and pear and middle notes of rose, magnolia and almond milk, finished off with musky sandalwood, vanilla and patchouli. Got a meeting? This perfume is made to be worn in in the boardroom – oh hello added confidence! Just be light-handed with the spritz; it’s a heady one.

Sphinx Beauty

Looking for go full glam or just amplify what you’ve got… a fake lash will meet both requirements – and everything in between. How do you spot a good set of fake lashes? They’re light on the eye and stay amazing until it’s time to take them off. Sphinx does just that, plus they’re cruelty-free. Did we mention that these babies are mink?

 

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Platinum+ Festival Collection Styler

The new ghd platinum+ is super smart. Yup, its predictive tech actually predicts your hair’s personal needs and adapts the power accordingly. Recognising the thickness of your hair and your styling speed, this styler delivers results in just one stroke. We’re putting in our order now.

Morgan Taylor

Behold! Hot autumn colours. Morgan Taylor has given us a cheat sheet revealing which colours will be big when the cooler weather hits. Check ‘em out.

NYX Cosmetics

The Eighties are back – but just on your eyes. Using glitter with effortless application will add a little shine to your make-up routine. Mute everything else (lips and cheeks) and amp up with these colours.

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Ponds

K-beauty plus a powerhouse brand like Ponds equals magic. Ponds has come out with their first Korean beauty serum masks, giving you a super boost of moisture for firmer, brighter, revitalised skin.

Revlon

Ten shades! The look of stain, but the benefit of a balm! Simply twist the tube and the product comes out the sponge applicator (which gives such a beautiful thin stain). The Revlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint is perfect for any occasion. We’ll take all 10.

Kiehl’s

What we love about serums? They contain a higher concentration of active ingredients and that means they pack a punch when it comes to combating your skin concerns. Kiehl’s is the cult brand that’ll give you your go-to serum.

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