Beauty: ‘This beauty method will change your life’ – Trish McEvoy’s 7-step guide to flawless party season make-up

27th November, 2017

BILLY Joel’s Uptown Girl is ringing out as Trish McEvoy takes to the stage on the fifth floor of Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, while an audience of around 40 women, seated at tables – each with their own illuminated make-up mirror – claps along.

It’s an apt song choice, because the make-up legend – that’s no exaggeration, she’s been in the business for more than 40 years – is here for a special masterclass event, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her eponymous brand and demonstrate what she calls the ‘uptown-girl look’.



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Natural hair trend

26th November, 2017



TRESemmé recently hosted a hair show at Turbine Hall, Johannesburg. Inspired by the New York Fashion Week 2018 trends, Ceecee Mabaso and her team showcased the latest hair trends, which is strictly your natural hair, ranging from Afro to relaxed and curls.

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Nordstrom Black Friday Haircare Deals

22nd November, 2017


Shiny, voluminous hair starts with a healthy scalp and hair — and Nordstrom’s best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on luxury brand hair products and tools can help you get the mane of your dreams. From Nov. 23 until Nov. 27, Nordstrom beauty is offering incredible savings on hair dryers, hot rollers, root-lifting sprays, shampoos, and much more. We selected these fab hair products because of their high quality and terrific value.

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This could be the big beauty trend next summer

22nd November, 2017


You saw it first at Metrowear, now we’re giving you a heads up on what could possibly be the look for next year.

Patty Ang’s ultra-desirable collection wasn’t the only statement on her show, as the models walked the runway with seemingly no makeup—just perfectly, prepped faces. But closer inspection will reveal the subtle details of the monochromatic, pink tones on the eyes, lips and cheeks; not quite your no-makeup makeup look, but a more youthful touch.


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At-home Beauty Gadgets you need to try

20th November, 2017



Gadget-free grooming is fast becoming a thing of the past as our beauty cabinets fill up with more and more gizmos. In fact, according to the 2016 Kline report, the beauty device market in Europe is up 18 per cent – the biggest growth worldwide.

It make perfect sense: in the age of electric cars and virtual reality, it’s only natural that the beauty industry should innovate.

Our busy schedules and the demand for at-home treatments has seen a boom in high-tech devices: from micro-current facial cleansers to silicone toothbrushes.

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Beauty: The new black – 3 ways to bring your smokey eye make-up up to date

20th November, 2017

THIS season, beauty is all about reinterpreting the classics. On the catwalks, we saw tried and true colours, techniques and products repurposed by make-up artists, breathing new life into old favourites.

When it comes to eye make-up, it doesn’t get much more classic than the dark smokey eye, and sure enough, this stylish staple got the remix treatment during fashion month, too.

Inspired by the AW17 runway shows that put black in the spotlight, here are three stunning ways to take noir to the next level.


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Is the beauty industry ready to go natural in 2018?

(November 19, 2017)

Natural ingredients are set to be one of the driving forces in the ever-evolving beauty industry next year.

According to new research by the leading market intelligence agency Mintel, natural beauty products are set to become a major trend in 2018, with brands capitalizing on the movement by encompassing local approaches and developments in biotechnology with a more organic approach to ingredients.

“With evolving consumer demands and climatic changes around the world, the beauty and personal care industry’s approach to natural and sustainable ingredients must adapt,” said Vivienne Rudd, director of Global Innovation and Insight, Beauty & Personal Care at Mintel, in a press statement. “In the coming year, the possibilities for creating safe, allergen-free, pure, and efficacious ingredients through science could replace the harvesting of natural ingredients.”

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Limited-edition beauty launches to buy this Christmas

19th November, 2017


Like it or not, the countdown to Christmas has officially begun and whether you’re looking to get a head start or to simply stock up on treats for yourself the beauty world has seriously upped its game this festive season.

Finding the perfect gift for a loved one can be testing at the best of times but none more so than when it comes to knowing what to buy that certain someone who simply has it all.

Luckily though, this time round there are plenty of festal delights that offer the perfect solution, as you can pretty much guarantee that even the most avid make-up or skincare fan won’t have any of these limited-edition goodies.


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Get the holiday glow: Beauty and skincare gifts

16th Nov, 2017



Beauty products are one of the hot spots in retail, as it’s one of the few categories where millennials want to spend their money. The makeup category has grown by double-digits in December for the last two years, according to market researcher NPD Group.

Particularly popular during holidays is sparkly makeup and sets of mini products. Sales of mini or travel-size prestige makeup products grew by 58 percent through September 2017, according to NPD.

Within skincare, a string of themes can be found. First, brands are looking to be more personalized, no longer focusing on ads and products centered on supermodel faces. They are also increasingly focused on “free-from” and natural products.

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Top tips for keeping your hair healthy this winter

16th Nov, 2017

“Winter is coming!” make sure you are keeping your hair healthy for the colder months… 

When the change from summer into winter beckons, the seasonal difference can be hard on your hair, causing dryness and damage. To keep your hair shiny, beautiful and healthy throughout the journey into 2018 you need to take special care of it, by following these simple and effective tips to reduce the damage and avoid breakage.

“But I wear extensions,” you may be thinking. Don’t worry, these tips will also work for you as well, and if your current extensions are beyond repair then it might be worth moving on to other natural extensions.