Party Starters: Beauty Products For Every Bash

WITH party season well and truly upon us, it might be time to update your pre-celebration essentials. Because we all know that getting ready for a wild bash is just as fun as said wild event itself, we’ve chosen our fave picks to help you get (and stay) party perfect! Beach, pool, New year’s…no matter what party you’re prepping for, these should be part of your beauty booty.

Izabel Goulart, Gigi Hadid And Jasmine Tookes

Facial In A Flash

USE a mask a couple of hours before the lead-up to a party. Choose a mask that will target the areas you need it to or try multi-masking for a customised approach. If cheeks are dry, dab on a hydrating cream-based mask. If your chin tends to break out, pop a soothing mask for sensitive skin on there. Or if your forehead is on the oily side, a purifying clay mask can help.

Cleanance Mask And Scrub: R230, Eau Thermale Avène And Skin Expert Pure Clay Purity Mask: R128, L’Oreal Paris

Party-Proof ‘Do

CREATING long-lasting locks means products. A flexible-hold hairspray being one (obviously).  Texturizing products (salt spray also works wonders) will make hair more pliable and easier to work with. Choosing a style that lends itself to holding up till midnight is smart too. Tight and sleek will ultimately last better. Now go whip and nae nae without worrying about your style.

Beach muk Sea Salt Spray: R260, muk.

Eye Need

Dark circles, and their equally annoying siblings, bags under the eyes, are infamous for showing up before an important soiree. But luckily there are ways and means of taking care of these uninvited guests. These hydrating eye gel patches will diminish the appearance of dark circles, reduce fine lines, firm, soothe and depuff your eyes all while improving the elasticity of your skin. This is what dreams are made of.

All Eyes On Me: R89, By Maskeraide, Superbalist

Happily Tanned

PLEASE avoid any Oompa Loompa inspired hues and suspiciously uneven legs when taking out that trusty bottle of self-tanner this summer. Create a natural-looking, streak-free tan you’ll want to keep through the new year, especially since you’ve been pasty since April. Invest in a tanner that steadily builds up a glowing, natural tan. If it smooths, firms and moisturises your skin…Bonus!

Instant Tanner: R179.99, Skinny Tan

Set Your Style

THE secret weapon if you want your make-up to last all night and then some? A Primer. The ultra-smoothing formula instantly evens the appearance of the skin’s surface for the most perfect finish and controls shine to keep make-up fresh & flawless throughout the night. For even extra spoil-proof make-up guaranteed, sprits a fixing spray over your finished make-up look.

SuperStay 24HR Primer: R159, Maybelline And Keep It Perfect! Make -Up Fixing Spray Transparent: R65, Essence



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