BEAUTY SHELF

OUR BEAUTY EDI­TOR DIS­COV­ERS A NEW AP­PRE­CI­A­TION OF GOLD, SHIM­MER AND ALL THAT SPARKLES WITH EYE-CATCH­ING PARTY LOOKS

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - FRONT PAGE - WORDS MATHAHLE STOFILE

Thando Hopa

so here’s the thing: you get women who love plenty of glit­ter and shine in their make-up, and then you get those who would rather keep the sparkle limited to their jew­ellery. I’m def­i­nitely the lat­ter. For me, there is some­thing very so­phis­ti­cated about a non-shiny lip­stick or a matte eye shadow. Even when I was younger, sparkles were never quite my thing. Glit­ter still upsets me be­cause it never quite comes off.

Make-up is sup­posed to be fun – I get it. Which is why I de­cided to take home a few shim­mery prod­ucts and ex­per­i­ment with sev­eral looks, us­ing my own ap­pli­ca­tion meth­ods in or­der to tone things down a lit­tle for this matte girl. As I got home and started un­pack­ing the good­ies, I was taken aback by how beau­ti­ful they looked in their pack­ag­ing and I started think­ing to my­self how de­light­ful it would be if I were ac­tu­ally that girl who likes sparkles. Oh, the fun I would have! So I started play­ing around, and guess what? I dis­cov­ered some gems…

ESSENCE NAIL ART TWINS RELOADED GLIT­TER TOP­PER IN 01 BELLA, R20.

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