Everyone loves getting pretty news things and today I’ve got 10 pretty new things to share with you! Loads of fabulous beauty products land on the WomenStuff beauty desk each week and we painstakingly test each one of them to find the very best to feature in our beauty section. Today’s finds are 10 of our favourites from our recent beauty haul – from brow waxes to pretty eyeshadows and more there’s something for everyone to discover. Here are 10 New Beauty Products We Love!
1. Catrice Fixing Brow Wax
For brows that wow use Catrice Fixing Brow Wax. I’ve tried and tested a few brow waxes and gels in my day and this one was one of my most favourite yet. The easy-to-use transparent wax shapes your brows into a perfect arch and keeps them in shape without it feeling like your eyebrows are glued to your face. The wax leaves your brows feeling soft and I loved that it doesn’t have a sticky texture. Another plus about this product is that it comes in pencil shape with a retractable ‘pencil tip’.
R52.95 – Available from selected Dis-Chem pharmacies nationwide, Spree.co.za, Redsquare.co.za and in selected Red Square stores.
2. Hean ‘Stay On’ Eyeshadow Base
If you just can’t get your makeup to stay put then you need this eyeshadow base in your life! The super soft base can be used under pressed or loose eyeshadow to give your makeup a long-lasting effect. And boy does it last! This nifty little product made sure that my eyeshadow didn’t budge all night long and I loved how soft it felt on my skin. It also helps to enhance the colour intensity of your eyeshadow and works great when you’re trying to create a smokey eye.
R 155 – available online from Glamore Cosmetics – click here to buy it now.
3. Gosh Giant Blush
This gorgeous blush stick is like blush for dummies! I love it because it allows you to add a natural-looking soft, blush look to your cheeks and cheek bones and because it’s super easy to use. The product is super soft and silky, which makes it a pleasure to apply and blend. Increase the intensity of your blush stroke by stroke and then simply blend in for beautifully pink cheeks. Available in 3 colours – Shy, Pink Passion and Pink Parfait.
R145 – available from Edgars, Red Square stores and Redsquare.co.za.
4. LCN Care Lipstick – “Hello Captain”
This super subtle lipstick is ultra-nourishing and contains active ingredients (Maxi-lipTM) which help to plump lips and make them appear fuller. The product behaves more like a lip balm than a lipstick and leaves a delicate shade of fuchsia on the lips. I loved the way my lips looks after using this product and it now lives in my makeup bag for a quick pick-me-up between meetings.
R350 – available from selected LCN spas nationwide.
5. Physicians Formula Nude Wear Touch of Glow Stick
This stunning product is part of the Physicians Formula Nude Wear collection and is the perfect tool for creating a natural-looking finish. The Touch of Glow Stick comes in a range of colours and I sampled the ‘Nude Glow 6401’ colour best suited for fair skin. Because this product blends so well it allows you to wear it under a full face of makeup or with nothing else on at all. I used it to cover up blemishes on days where I was wearing just mascara and eyeliner, no foundation and underneath my foundation for a flawless look. It’s super soft and often feels like you’re wearing nothing at all. The chubby retractable stick also makes it super easy to use.
R229.95 – available from selected Dis-Chem pharmacies nationwide.
6. Hean High Definition Quattro Eyeshadow (Grey Glow)
This nifty little palette gives you 4 eyeshadows in one compact shell. The range includes a wide selection of colour palettes but I tried the ‘Grey Glow’ palette which featured a dark grey shade, light grey shade, dusty pink shade, and a beige shade. I found the pigment of the shadows to be very good and the powder itself feels velvety soft on the skin. This colour combination is great for creating a soft smokey eye and worked well with the eyeshadow base.
R 205 – available online from Glamore Cosmetics – click here to buy it now.
7. Catrice ‘Made to Stay’ Highlighter Pen
These Catrice Highlighter Pens are the ultimate must-have for every makeup bag. If you struggle to create the perfect look with highlighter powders then you’re going to love this easy-to-use product. Application is super easy thanks to the retractable pen mechanism. The long-lasting creamy and powdery formula sets quickly and easily and allows to you create a radiant look. Use it to highlight under your eyebrows or the outer and inner corners of your eyes. The product also stays true to its claims of ‘Made to stay’ as it stays put for hours and only washes off using makeup remover. The pens come in a few shades – I tried ‘Eye Need’ which gave a light, silvery glow and ‘Eye Like’ which gave a soft, pink glow.
R55 – available from selected Dis-Chem pharmacies nationwide, Spree.co.za, Redsquare.co.za and in selected Red Square stores.
8. LCN ‘Cover Me in Diamond Dust’ Highlight Powder
A fun product for nights out on the town and date night with your man. This highlighter powder with silver shimmer particles gives skin a glamorous sparkling finish. It also smells divine and leaves you smelling a little but like you’d imagine a fairy princess to smell. Use it on your face, body and hair before a special occasion and you’ll really stand out from the crowd. The vintage-look puff pump also adds to the glam factor of this product so make sure you leave it out on your dressing table so you can see it in all its glory every day.
R525 – available from selected LCN spas nationwide.
9. Physicians Formula Nude Wear Touch of Glow Palette
This all-in-1 palette is the perfect travel companion and is part of the Physicians Formula Nude Wear collection. It can be blended together to be used as an all-over illuminating powder, or used individually as a highlighter, blush, powder, and bronzer. The micro-fine Mother of Pearl Pigments allow you to create the perfect balance of transparent and pearlescent shimmer, for an ultra-chic yet natural look. The powders can be worn alone or over makeup to create the perfect day or night look. Blend all shades together and apply evenly over face and neck to even out skin tone or apply the lightest shade to highlight , powder shade to even out skin tone, darkest shade as Bronzer and blush shade to accentuate cheeks.
R219.95 – available from selected Dis-Chem pharmacies nationwide
10. LCN Pure Gold Nail Power
The Rolls Royce of nail treatments, Pure Gold Nail Power from LCN restores smoothness and radiance to dehydrated nails. Enriched with keratin, amino acids and gold, this unique water-based massage gel can improve the condition of weak nails in no time. With frequent use nails have increased elasticity, resilience and a beautiful shine. The gold particles combat dryness and splitting of nails and cuticles by naturally promote healthy nail growth. Simply apply one layer of pure gold nail power onto the natural nail and the outline of the nail. Massage in gently and marvel at your beautifully shiny nails.
R205 – available from selected LCN spas nationwide.
After years of working as an Editor and writer for popular websites like Joburg’s Darling, Cape Town’s Darling and Joburg.co.za, Crystal left her sanity and an established career in lifestyle journalism behind to follow her dream of creating a website for the intellectual and discerning woman. Today she spends her time chasing the thrill of being the first to know about ‘the next big thing’. She’ll try anything once and has been known to put her body, hair and health on the line – all in the name of research.