Posts Written ByJules

Makeup Basics: Where to Apply Bronzer, Blush, Contour & Highlight

Products & brushes used: Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer (available at selected Dischem stores) NARS Blush in Orgasm Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure Nyx HD Blush in Taupe Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals Real Techniques Blush Brush Real Techniques Contour Brush (part of the Flawless Base Set) Zoeva 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek Zoeva 134 Luxe Powder Fusion OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS: Bronzer: Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder Elizabeth Arden 4Ever Bronze Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Luminous Colour Blush: Max Factor Creme Puff Blush Nyx HD Blush L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush Contour: Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Stick Trio…

5 Ways to Tackle Pigmentation

Antioxidant serums I’ve harped on about the importance of topical antioxidants for a couple of years now, ever since I started using one under my sunscreen halfway through a Greek island holiday and it stopped my tan in its tracks. Having that kind of tangible proof that antioxidants slow down sun damage is the reason I’m so evangelical about them – it can be very difficult to measure the effects as it’s more of a long term investment in your skin rather than something that gives you an immediate result. Luckily I did see them though, which is why I’m…

Review: Dr Dermal Cosmeceuticals

Dr Dermal Cosmeceuticals

I don’t know about you but I had never heard of Dr Dermal before we got an email from the PR asking us if we wanted to try anything from the range. After a quick bit of research, I learned that the brand ticked two of my preferred boxes for skincare: the cosmeceutical range was developed by a team of skincare professionals (rather than a makeup or fashion brand) and it’s a proudly South African company! So, I requested three products to try and here’s how it went:

What to buy from Max Factor

What to buy from Max Factor

I was doing a mini makeup masterclass with some friends the other day and found myself recommending products from Max Factor in nearly every makeup product category, so it got me thinking about what a beautiful and well made range the brand sells. The quality is outstanding and entirely competitive with much more expensive high-end brands, which is amazing when you consider that most of their products cost less than R200. The other thing I love is that they don’t just churn out cheap, trendy collections; everything is fairly neutral, very wearable and highly versatile – perfect for real women…

8 Facial Sunscreens You Can Wear Under Makeup

Facial sunscreens you can wear under makeup

One of the beauty categories that seems to have improved most in terms of its offering over the past few years – especially at more affordable price points – is facial sunscreens that work well under makeup. Ten years ago, it was impossible to find a high SPF facial sunscreen product that wasn’t thick and greasy at Clicks or Dischem; the good ones were all from pricey, high-end dermaceutical brands. These days, French skincare brands like Vichy, Bioderma and La Roche-Posay are nailing it with their huge variety of lightweight sunscreens, giving all different skin types tons of choice well…

Shopping the Stash: The Autumn Edit

Clinique x Marrimekko

As much as it pains me to say it, I think it’s time to accept that autumn is pretty much here. The mornings and evenings are cooler and the sun is setting earlier and earlier. To cheer myself up, I thought I would rifle through my stash to find some inspiration for my autumn beauty routine: