Beauty YouTuber Khanya Ngumbela shares her favourite makeup items for summer.
It’s summertime and the living is so easy! Along with the warmer nights and floral-print everything comes the traditional fresh-faced ‘why-yes-I-am-an-off-duty-model’ make-up look. Let’s take a look at some of the items beauty aficionado Khanya Ngumbela wouldn’t be caught dead without.
MAYBELLINE MASTER STROBING STICK
Mix this beauty in with your daily moisturiser or foundation to create a healthy glow from within. The strobing stick glides onto the skin like silk and leaves a soft and radiant sheen. For a light appearance I use my fingers to blend the product onto the highest points of my cheeks. For a more ‘out-of-this-world’ glow I layer and blend the product using a stippling brush. The Master Strobing Stick is a must-have this season.
GET IT: R179.95, Clicks
SMASHBOX ‘SO CHILL COCONUT’ LIMITED-EDITION PHOTO FINISH PRIMER WATER
Imagine your favourite cocktail, the beaches of Bali, and the palms of a coconut tree waving gently in the breeze – all combined and bottled into one revitalising mixture. Ta-dah! I present to you the Smashbox Primer Water in ‘So Chill Coconut’. The water not only acts as a primer but also as a finishing spray that is sure to leave your skin and makeup looking and smelling like the perfect vacation. I carry a bottle with me on those warm summer days as a way to freshen up my make-up and mood. As this is a limited-edition item, I recommend that you stock up on at least two bottles… it’s that good!
GET IT: R470, Foschini
URBAN DECAY NAKED CHERRY PALETTE
It’s possible that the hardworking fairies at Urban Decay made this palette specifically for me. They beautifully wrapped all my favourite floral shades into one perfectly pigmented palette. The colour story makes it easy for me to transition from a laidback everyday look into a smoldering and sexy night-out look. The Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette is a favourite amongst social media influencers and I can definitely see why.
GET IT: R875, Foschini
REVOLUTION BEAUTY LONDON CONCEAL & DEFINE CONCEALER
Revolution Beauty came in like a wrecking ball with the launch of this revolutionary product (see what I did there?). This high-coverage and high-performance concealer belongs in the luxury beauty aisle, but is available at your local Clicks at the bargain price of R104.95! Not only will the Conceal & Define Concealer hide unwanted blemishes and discolouration, but stress and bad grades too! All jokes aside, this product is easy to apply and lasts all day. It dries down to a beautifully matte and crease-free finish. It’s no wonder that it’s flying off of Clicks’ shelves like hot cakes. The concealer is available in 18 shades.
GET IT: R104.95, Clicks
NYX BUTTER GLOSS
Summer calls for a glossy lip and NYX and I are answering! Another beauty cult favourite makes it into the make-up bag. The NYX Butter Gloss hydrates your lips and leaves them looking deliciously plump and juicy. With over 34 shades to choose from there’s a colour for every occasion and season.
GET IT: R122.95, Clicks
INGLOT FREEDOM SYSTEM FACE BLUSH
Blush really is having a moment and I’m 100% here for it. A light wash of coral on the cheeks transports a look from OK to summertime goals. Inglot has one of my favourite blush formulas as well as shade options. The blush is well pigmented and leaves a smooth glow of colour on the face. For a low-admin monochromatic look, double up and use your blush as an eye shadow too.
GET IT: R199, Inglot
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*Prices were correct at time of publication, but are subject to change.