Badass Beauty

Cosmopolitan (South Africa) - - BEAUTY -

We’ve rounded up our fave iconic beauty trends. Take a cue from the un­apolo­getic women who’ve rocked them and make these em­pow­er­ing looks your own!

Fem­i­nist Lip­stick

Why it’s iconic In 1912, women (in­clud­ing El­iz­a­beth Ar­den) walked in the New York Su¡rage Pa­rade wear­ing vi­brant red lip­stick as a sym­bol of fe­male eman­ci­pa­tion and re­bel­lion against a pa­tri­ar­chal so­ci­ety.

Why we love it You can have a bare face – but the mo­ment you ap­ply red lip­stick, you ba­si­cally de­velop su­per­pow­ers.

Badass icons Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe, Gwen Ste­fani, Ri­hanna. Power prod­ucts

MAC RETRO MATTE LIP­STICK ”R245— RUBY WOO; SMASH­BOX AL­WAYS ON LIQ­UID LIP­STICK ”R335— BAWSE

Lush Falsies

Why they’re iconic First pop­u­larised in 1916 by US ilm di­rec­tor DW Gri­ith, who used them to en­hance his ac­tresses’ eyes on cam­era, false lashes have be­come a sta­ple. Why we love them You can get them in any shape or look (from nat­u­ral to dou­blestacked and be­daz­zled) to pump up your lashes.

Badass icons Brigitte Bar­dot, Twiggy, FKA Twigs. Power prod­ucts

LANCÔME MON­SIEUR BIG MAS­CARA ”R360—; EY­LURE PREš GLUED LASHES ”R59,99—

Power Eye­liner

Why it’s iconic In An­cient Egypt, peo­ple of high so­cial sta­tus used eye­liner to define their eyes.

Why we love it The way we use liner is al­ways evolv­ing, with in­no­va­tive tex­tures and colours.

Badass icons Amy Wine­house, Adele, Shay Mitchell. Power prod­ucts 3INA DIOR THE PEN EYE­LINER ”R160—; DIOR­SHOW ON STAGE LINER ”R565— MATTE PINK

State­ment Hair

Why it’s iconic The Afro gained pop­u­lar­ity dur­ing the Black Power Move­ment in the ’60s. Ac­tivists such as An­gela Davis used their hair to re-awaken black pride and take back their power, choos­ing to go against chem­i­cal straight­en­ers and West­ern ideals of beauty.

Why we love it Thanks to the peo­ple who paved the way, we get to wear our hair our way – for our­selves!

Badass icons An­gela Davis, Diana Ross, SZA.

Power prod­ucts

AUNT JACKIE’S DON’T SHRINK FLAXSEED ELON­GAT­ING CURL­ING GEL ”R79,95—;

CANTU SHEA BUT­TER FOR NAT­U­RAL HAIR SULFATEšFREE CLEANS­ING CREAM SHAM­POO ”R83,99—

BRIGITTE BAR­DOT

DIANA ROSS

MAR­I­LYN MON­ROE

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