Your beauty Qs an­swered in 25 words or less


‘Be­sides us­ing wipes and start­ing over, is there an­other way to fix makeup mis­takes?’ -Nom­fundo, 28

‘Makeup artists swear by makeup sponges – and these mini eraser ones are per­fect for wip­ing away mas­cara smudges or liner gone wild.’ REAL TECH­NIQUES 2 Mir­a­cle Mini Eraser Sponges (R130 for two)

‘I’ve used all kinds of creams and serums, but I’m still strug­gling to cor­rect the red­ness on my face. What am I do­ing wrong?’ -Amy, 21

‘For in­stant re­lief, buy a calm­ing serum that con­tains neu­rosen­sine or niaci­namide – sooth­ing in­gre­di­ents that help re­duce red­ness while also eas­ing ir­ri­ta­tion.’ LA ROCHE-POSAY Ros­aliac AR In­tense Lo­cal­ized Red­ness In­ten­sive Serum (R299)

‘Is there a primer that pro­vides a dewy, smooth fin­ish with­out caus­ing foun­da­tion to “slip” off my face?’ -Khanyi, 26

‘Try one with hyaluronic acid to even out skin tone in­stantly. A primer with a sil­i­cone base will hold makeup in place all day.’ SMASHBOX Photo Fin­ish Foun­da­tion Primer Ra­di­ance with Hyaluronic Acid (R475)

‘My hair is start­ing to look thin and frag­ile be­cause of bleach­ing. Help!’ -Heather, 23

‘Bleach­ing strips hair of mois­ture, mak­ing it more prone to break­age. An in-salon treat­ment be­fore bleach­ing will pro­tect and strengthen hair dur­ing the colour­ing process.’ L’ORÉAL Smart­bond Kit (R400)

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