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The New Beauty Classics

THERE are just somethings that stands the test of time. It’s not often that these are beauty products.  With so many new and exciting innovations in make-up and hair it can be difficult for a single product to remain timeless and stand out among the newbies. But the most worthy beauty products aren’t always the newest. Here’s our favourite beauty obsessions that have carried on throughout the years and are guaranteed to continue to impress and will most definitely become classics.


CREATED in 1930 by beauty pioneer Elizabeth Arden, this amazing cream calms redness, heals imperfections, smooths cuticles and hydrates and protects like no other. It can also put your unruly eyebrows back into place. The limited edition design celebrates Eight Hour’s versatility and wide array of adventure-ready uses, all around the world.

Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Limited Edition: R295, Elizabeth Arden

Do you remember a time without bath bombs? Neither do we. The first was created by LUSH, and we believe they’re still the best in the business. With skin softening ingredients and a wide variety of scents to fit every mood, it’s definitely our bath time obsession.

Think Pink Bath Bomb: R69.95, LUSH

AN award-winning serum that instantly eliminates dry, unruly frizz and protects hair from humidity for glossy, silky-smooth locks. The answer to frizzy-haired cries of millions, this lifesaving serum has thermal protectant too. Slide it on to seal your cuticle and ensure a frizz free day. It’s genius!

Frizz-Ease Hair Serum: R115.95, John Frieda, Clicks

ANYONE with sensitive skin knows this gentle skin cleanser is their BFF.  Help remove surface dirt and oils while maintaining skin’s moisture balance. We love plenty of different cleansers, but we always come back to this soothing classic.

Gentle Skin Cleanser: R205, Cetaphil

AVEENO has only recently landed on South African shores and we’re excited! Their moisturising lotion has always been the forerunner for the brand. It contains naturally active colloidal oatmeal to help moisturise, soothe and protect dry skin. The special formula relieves itchy and cracked skin, returning it to its natural pH balance

Daily Moisturising Lotion (200ml): R79.95, By Aveeno, Clicks

ONE red lipstick with a huge following has to be MAC’s famous Ruby Woo. This striking true blue red works beautifully on all complexions and lip shapes, delivering the perfect long-lasting red every time. Don’t believe it? Try it on as proof. We’re sure you’ll be going home with your own ruby red.

Retro Matte Lipstick In Ruby Woo: R240, MAC Cosmetics

CONTOURING has become a classic make-up look in its own right. This kit brings you 3 creamy shades expertly selected to help you sculpt your face to perfection. It is great for highlighting, contouring and illuminating features and will leave skin with a beautifully soft and smooth look. Plus, it’s enriched with skin-loving ingredients for added care.

Cream Highlight & Contour Palette: R285, NYX



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

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