Get the look – Liezel van der Westhuizen

Friday, 27 July 2012

Get the look: Liezel van der WesthuizenIf you didn’t know, television personality Liezel is the face of the Glass Recycling Company in South Africa. In an interview with Women24 Liezel said she strives to make small changes in her own life that have a big positive impact on the earth. These include re-using her shopping bags, cleaning her home with non-toxic cleaning aids like vinegar and bicarb as well as switching off electrical appliances when she’s not using them.

Here’s how to copy her look using a line up of green goodies – they’re either ethically made, organic or made use all natural ingredients.


To recreate Liezel’s blonde crop, ask your hair dresser to give you a short, ‘piece-y’ hair cut with an asymmetrical fringe that’s been snipped into to create a choppy, jagged look. If you’re not blonde already, you’ll then need a few cool blonde highlights. Alternatively, if you want to attempt dying your entire head blonde at home, consider using a vegan hair colour like Herbatint Permanent Herbal Hair Colour in Platinum Blonde (10N), R130.

Once you’ve got the cut, keep your locks looking shiny, smooth, poker-straight and defined with a certified organic styling product like Giovanni Straight Fast! Hair Straightening Elixir, R214, available from selected salons and Wellness Warehouse. To use it, distribute a few drops through towel-dried hair before blow drying.


To create a luminous-looking complexion, apply a light-infused foundation like Dr. Hauschka Translucent Make-Up, R350, which is made using organic sustainably-sourced ingredients. (To find your nearest stockist, click here []. Or try PRIORI’s Coffeeberry Mineral Make-Up. Afterwards, if you’ve still got any dark under-eye circles or blemishes peeking through, give them a few swipes of concealer, something like The Body Shop Concealer Stick, R99. To set the look, give only your T-section a light dusting of powder.

First up, use a soft, black eye pencil to line both your upper and lower lash line. (We like Jane Iredale Eye Pencil in Basic Black, R129, as it’s made using only all natural ingredients. To find your nearest stockist, email Next, apply a soft taupe shadow on your entire eyelid, extending the colour just above your crease. To finish, slick on two coats of a mascara that promises to define and separate your lashes, something like ZAO Mascara in black, R209. (ZAO is a French, 100% natural make-up range that uses organic active ingredients now available in South Africa. To find a list of stockists, pop on over here.)

Add a hint of colour to your cheeks with a slight wash of a luminous-looking slightly rosy blush like Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Blush in Rosy, R180, exclusive to Dis-Chem.

Keep your lips looking glossy yet natural with a lip balm like certified organic Badger Cocoa Butter Lip Balm, R60. If, however, you feel you need a little more colour on your face, use a lip stain beneath your balm to add subtle hint of colour to your lips.

Image: Angie Lazaro


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Leigh van den Berg is a freelance beauty writer and avid blogger ( She's addicted to all things glossy and glam and currently has eight MAC lipglosses rolling around in her handbag.

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  1. Tanya

    Love this look,she looks stunning as usual

    7 years ago •

  1. Lorraine

    Beautiful lady.I love her new look.

    7 years ago •

  1. Guccigirl

    I think the key to the natural look is glowing skin and Liezel seems to have this down.
    Love it!

    7 years ago •

  1. Botes

    I love her hair!!! It looks amazing and suits her so well.

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    Amazing that she can look so fresh so early in the morning!

    7 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    She dows seem to have a natural beauty about her……gorgeous

    7 years ago •

  1. Williamson

    Wow she looks great – and thanks for tip about the Herbatint – am going to try that

    7 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    Her makeup looks so fresh and natural here.

    7 years ago •

  1. Mpbutterfly

    Not a lot of woman can rock this short hairstyle but Liezel really does.

    7 years ago •

  1. Sam

    I just love Liezel’s look and she has wonderful energy!

    7 years ago •

  1. Clarad

    Love her natural look! Can’t go wrong with Dr.H and Zao!

    7 years ago •

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