Makeup, health and beauty blogger Pabi Notoane shares the beauty products she’s crushing on at the moment.
Hi, I’m Pabi Notoane and I’m a beauty enthusiast.
My full name, Paballo, means to ‘take care’, so it was only natural that I fell in love with taking care of myself, and helping others do the same. I’m dedicated to teaching women to take care of themselves, so I created the platform ‘Refine Your Beauty’, which is all about making them feel beautiful and more confident.
I want to share some of the beauty products I’m currently crushing on with you:
DROPS OF YOUTH BOUNCY EYE MASK
Yes, I’m at that age where I’m shopping for eye creams – cry with me! But you know what, the most important time to take care of your skin is in your (early) twenties. Don’t wait for the first wrinkle to show before you take action. That’s why I’ve been reaching for this bouncy eye mask. Enriched with cucumber extract and plant stem cells, this Youth Bouncy Eye Mask addresses the first signs of ageing to help skin bounce back to a more youthful appearance. I love how it instantly cools down the skin around my eyes (literally like depuffing with cucumbers), and helps reduce my dark circles.
P.S. If anyone asks about your eye bags, tell them they’re Gucci, then quickly run and get your hands on this product!
GET IT: R230, The Body Shop
NYX STROBE OF GENIUS ILLUMINATING PALETTE
A sun-kissed face without the sun? Yes, please! This illuminating palette has everything you need to take your highlight game to the next level. I’m talking a gorgeous summer glow, all year round! The palette comes in seven velvety-smooth shades that accentuate your bone structure and enhance your features. It adds a dazzling finishing touch to your makeup, making your skin look like it’s lit from within. My trick is to wet your brush with a bit of setting spray before applying these powder highlights – it really helps amplify the highlight.
And remember, if we can’t see your highlight from outer space, then it’s not bright enough!
GET IT: R374.95, Clicks
MAYBELLINE BABY SKIN INSTANT PORE ERASER
If the name of this primer doesn’t say it all then I don’t know what will. This makeup primer literally leaves your skin with a baby smooth and matte finish. It contains insta-blur technology that visibly smooths pores away. You can wear it alone or under makeup for flawless-looking skin. This lightweight and breathable pore-blurring primer really does help blur out my pores, making my foundation application a lot smoother. ’Cause I mean, caked-up makeup is not cute!
GET IT: R99.95, Foschini
YARDLEY INTENSE MATTE 16HR LIPSTICK
You know that amazing feeling when you’ve just devoured a scrumptious meal and your lipstick is still intact? Ah yes, that’s what the Yardley Intense Matte Lipsticks do for me! They weren’t joking when they said it has a 16-hour-long wear hold. What I love most about this lipstick formula is that it has an ultra-matte finish, an intense colour payoff, is transfer proof and is infused with antioxidants, Vitamins E and F to make sure your lips stay hydrated, soft and smooth. Nothing worse than matte lipstick on dry, chapped lips. If you’re looking to make a bold statement without saying anything, then the Yardley Intense Matte Lipsticks are for you!
GET IT: R109.95, Clicks
CLARINS SUMMER BRONZING AND BLUSH COMPACT
I’m all about that summer, sun-kissed look, and this Clarins bronzing compact really helps me achieve that. This new combination of three shades mimics the setting sun, and has an iridescent coral blush – the perfect colour to warm up your face and give you that “I-just-came-back-from-a-holiday” look. I mix all shades to create a flawless, radiant glow and bright complexion.
GET IT: R460, Edgars
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*Prices were correct at time of publication, but are subject to change.