Marie Claire (South Africa) - - AGENDA -

OWNER OF EYE­CANDY: SOUTH AFRICA’S FIRST DED­I­CATED THREAD­ING AND LASH BAR. How does one get the bal­ance right with make-up and cloth­ing? If you have an eye for colour, you can al­ways see what works with what. Make-up doesn’t have to match the out­fit and in most cases it shouldn’t. It’s there to com­plete the look and so should never out­shine the cloth­ing. What’s the es­sen­tial make-up item? That’s a tough one but I’d say lip gloss. Mas­cara is a close run­ner-up.These items have mul­ti­ple func­tions: mas­cara can be used to brush and darken your eye­brows while lip gloss, used cor­rectly, can even en­hance cheek colour. What’s a make-up no-no? Un­ruly, un­groomed eye­brows.You can have a face that is ‘made up’ to per­fec­tion, but if the brows are not high­lighted or groomed, the look is un­fin­ished. Get­ting your brows done pro­fes­sion­ally is an in­ex­pen­sive and quick way to have a mini-makeover. The beauty and fash­ion in­dus­tries are known for their re­lent­less and some­times un­re­al­is­tic stan­dards. What’s your take? As women, we are sur­rounded by im­ages of beauty that do not re­flect who we are, what we are or even some­times who we want to be. Once you de­fine what beauty means to you, you can iden­tify what you find beau­ti­ful about yourself. There’s no pres­sure to look out for just one thing. I love that we get to re­de­fine our sense of our own beauty over time. What’s the essence of beauty to you? Real beauty is not a look you put on ev­ery morn­ing and take off ev­ery night.You don’t need to be stick-thin, have never-end­ing legs and wear so much make-up that it drips off your face. Beauty is a feel­ing. You sim­ply have to think it and be­lieve it.

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