5 MINUTES WITH FREDA ISINGOMA
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.