Ever wonder how some of our local celebs manage to look their best all the time? We asked some familiar South African faces and voices to share their best beauty hacks with us.
Some of these beauty tips will save you time, some of them will save you money and all of them will help you look and feel just a little bit more fabulous every day.
Make-up & beauty secrets from South Africans in the spotlight
1. Want to make your fragrance last? Apply a little vaseline or neutral coconut oil on your pulse points and then spray. Fragrance lasts longer with an oil base. Try it and see how many people compliment you. — radio presenter and blogger, Bailey Schneider
2. Add eye drops to mascara to prevent to it from clumping and drying out. It also helps it last longer — winning! — TV and radio personality, Liezel van der Westhuizen
3. Never use make-up to cover up, rather use it to enhance your features. Make-up looks flawless on flawless skin, so start looking after your skin! I go for a Dr Shrammek Green Peel regularly. Your skin will love it and your make-up will look amazing! — TV presenter & fitness guru, Stacey Holland
4. If you smash a make-up palette you can use rubbing alcohol to put it back together! Just start by pouring a little at a time into the smashed make-up and keep dabbing it with a brush. I promise, it’ll slowly come back together! — TV presenter and blogger Roxy Burger
5. My ultimate make-up hack is: primer. It’s a game changer. It keeps your foundation and eye make-up in place and gives you that professional look. I wear Bodyography Veil Foundation primer and use Essence’s Eye Primer. — radio presenter and blogger, Bailey Schneider
6. To make your eyes really pop, line your eye with a white eye pencil and line the inside rim of your lower eyelid. — TV and radio personality, Liezel van der Westhuizen
7. When I find myself with 5 minutes to get ready, a bright lip and eyeliner is the quickest way to a glam look! Eyeliner and the right lipstick can make such a difference. — TV presenter and blogger, Roxy Burger
8. Save money and make your own make-up brush cleaner. Mix a few drops of antibacterial dish washing soap with olive oil and use the mix to clean your brushes — it’ll get rid of germs and keep your brushes moisturised. — TV and radio personality, Liezel van der Westhuizen
9. When I’m travelling and don’t want to pack a whole lot of cosmetics, I always look for 2-in-1 products to save space and time (because who wants to waste time on your make-up when you’re on holiday). One of my favourites is a sheer, non-greasy cheek and lip colour that adds a fresh glow to the skin. I love MUD’s Sweet Cheeks colour creme. — radio presenter, Lindy Hibbard
10. My make-up secret is that less is often more: I just swipe on Catrice extra volume and length mascara, BB cream from Woolies and a little bronzer cream from Lush and I’m good to go! — actress, Anji Woodley
11. Use the cold setting on your hair dryer to make your mascara dry faster or to dry your eye lash glue. Sometimes every second counts when you’re trying to get out the door on time. — TV and radio personality, Liezel van der Westhuizen