Beauty On The Run

SOMETIMES beauty is best served on the run. These beauty shortcuts will become your saving grace on busy days.

  1. Mad About Matte

No time for full on make-up? A mattifying cream works wonders. Moisturise, protect and revitalise skin while beautifying complexion with a matte finish. The colour is also natural and transparent, so no need to worry about matching it up.

Mattifying Fluid: R280, Eau Tharmale Avene

  1. Drying Solution

Drying hair is the most time consuming in any beauty routine. There hasn’t been a product to cut down the time of this dull task, until Aqua Light (R39.99) by Pantene. The lightweight formula makes it super easy to comb through wet or dry hair while also protecting and nourishing locks.


  1. Wipe Off

No need to scrub off make-up and residue with cleansing wipes like these. They also hydrate skin at the same time, which saves time and you can skip the moisturiser.

Skin Naturals Micellar Extra-Gentle Cleansing 25 Ultra-Soft Wipes: R59.95, Garnier

  1. Serious Sun Protection

Before slathering on a foundation, use a sun screen. This is basic skincare. A balm that is not oily or sticky works best underneath base.

Premium Sunscreen Face Stick SPF 50: R399, By Salt & Stone, Faithful To Nature

  1. Clean In A Can

Dry shampoo is your workout to night out favourite! If there’s no time to wash and style, sprits on dry shampoo and hair will be clean enough to step out.

London Classic Fragrance Dry Shampoo: R79.95, By COLAB, Clicks

  1. Super Base

When make-up packs a punch like this, you can afford to skip the expensive skincare serums! An innovative make-up with micro-encapsulated pigments that transforms from a white, creamy texture to a mattifying and skin tone adapting foundation. No more spending hours searching for your foundation match.

Skin Tone Adapting Make-Up: R125, By Catrice, Dis-Chem

  1. Blot It Out

Face getting oily throughout the day? Use blotting tissue, instead of caking on powder. And it’s much less fuss and messy in your handbag.

Fresh Face Blotting Paper: R99.95, By NYX, Clicks

  1. No Fuss Hair

Ponytails are seriously trending now, so when it’s one of those hectic mornings a quick style, like a pony can look super chic. The great thing about these babies: no kinks! When you let your hair down again, it will still be smooth.

Traceless Hair Ring (Set Of Three): R99, Invisibobble



I am Beauty Editor at People Magazine and a make-up artist. I have worked with many celebrities, including, Phumeza Mdaba, Boity, Zuraida Jardine and Rolene Strauss. I always knew I would work in magazines, as I grew up in publishing (my parents are publishers). When I’m not writing beauty or following my passion for make-up, I can be found reading and spending time with family and friends. I am also a tea-lover