Getting their glam on

Friday, 27 July 2012

Getting their glam on!Gabrielle Union

‘Even if you get the most expensive nail polish, if you go to the bathroom a lot, you’re going to wash your hands a lot. So it’s going to chip; it’s going to fade. So why not buy the cheaper version if you have to redo it anyway?’
Glamour

Naomi Campbell

‘The [skipping] rope is great for your face; you lose a lot on your face when you do the rope.’
The Guardian

Jennifer Hudson

‘I just need an eyebrow pencil. I don’t need a lot of make-up, because I like natural beauty. Oh, and maybe just a little bit of blush. And that’s it.’
Self

Nicki Minaj

‘I contour by using a lighter shade of foundation under my eyes instead of concealer. I take it down a triangle by the sides of my nose, and then apply blush on top. I don’t do round rosy cheeks, that’s for old people. It’s played out.’
Hello Beautiful

Beyonce

‘I always keep a pair of Ray-Bans handy! And sometimes I put a little gold eye shadow in the inner corners of my eyes—it’s more subtle than white, but it still really makes you look more awake.’
Elle

Halle Berry

‘Growing up as a Black woman, I felt that if I didn’t have long hair, I wasn’t going to be beautiful. I always thought that. Cutting my hair was freeing. Someone saying you’re beautiful and the fact that you have no hair makes you even more beautiful said to me it’s not about my hair. It’s about something else we emanate. I’ve lived with that my whole life.’
BET

Tyra Banks

‘A bad, bad hair day, I slick my hair back. I put water on it first, a little oil, a little grease, a little vita-pointe, and then I do it in a twist, twirl it around with a million bobby pins, and then I get the little baby hairs around my edges and slick them down with some brown gel, or clear gel, and then I tie a scarf around it. Then, I get in the shower, put my make-up on, get dressed, and right when I’m about to walk out that door I pull it off, and it looks like that was done on purpose.’
BET

Jada Pinkett-Smith

‘We, as women, have to love ourselves. Whatever you look like, you better be comfortable with it. … All my life black men have told me how flawed I am. People may look at that picture and not necessarily be able to identify my woes about my own body, but I have them. It’s just that I’ve gotten to the point where I’m like, ‘This is me’ and I embrace that. I’m getting older. I’ve got wrinkles in my face that I didn’t before, but it’s my face!’
Heaven Hollywood

Keri Hilson

‘Water is my best tool – it sounds clichéd – but I think about how long I’ve been doing this and I realise I had to go back to the basics. It’s the simple things; wash your make up off and drink loads of water. Those things keep your skin clear and keep you looking healthy and feeling good. And working out, of course.’
Flavour Mag

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. AndreaM

    Great tips from the stars. So we don’t need to break our bank, I love it.

    5 years ago •

  1. Jeanice van Heerden

    Sometimes people put celebrities on pedestals when they are only human at the end of the day. They have flaws as much as we have so its nice to know that they do things that most of us do as well.

    6 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    Halle Berry is stunning with hair or not. She is always pretty.

    6 years ago •

  1. Tanya

    Thanks awesome advice,love these ladies

    6 years ago •

  1. wyona

    Love Halle Berry and Tyra, Jada, they always look sensational crazy about this article but there are so many things available today not to have a bad hair day, think they will always looks gorgeous even if they have a bad hair day they have the money for that.

    6 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    havent seen tyra banks in so long

    6 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    Halle Berry is by far the most naturally beautiful person i’ve seen.

    6 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    I completely agree with Gabrielle Union. But the cheaper nail polishes sometimes have fabulous quality. :)

    6 years ago •

  1. GREEN

    NAOMI’S TIP IS 100% TRUE,BUT THE ROPE DELIVERS SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT! TONES AND FIRMS MUSCLES IN ARMS,BURN ALOT OF CALORIES,LOOSE WEIGHT ON THIS 1 AND SURE MAKES YOU FEEL DARN ACCOMPLISHED AFTER ONLY FEW MINUTES ON THE ROPE! BRINGS OUT THAT LITTLE KID THAT USED 2 LOVE SKIPPING SO MUCH! WE’RE NE’ER 2 OLD,HEY!!!!! I REALLY ENJOY MY DAILY SKIPPING SESSION!

    6 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    Not too sure about Naomi’s tip! I skip the rope…..(excuse the pun!)

    6 years ago •

  1. M.Ross

    Nicki Minaj’s hair is awesome! Love her!

    6 years ago •

  1. Mpbutterfly

    Love Halle Berry and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s quotes!

    6 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    I agree, the simple routines are the ones saving you from having to buy expensive products…

    6 years ago •

  1. Charles

    Some great tips. I agree – water, water. water! It is just so much easier in summer though :)

    6 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    water water water, couldnt agree more with with Keri Hilson, water keeps the hydrated and glowing.

    6 years ago •

  1. Sam

    Great advice and thanks for the article.

    6 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    Wish I could agree with Halle but hey hair is the woman’s beauty, feminine look is bold with hair but undeniably so, Halle is gorgeous. Nickie, barbie doll, Lil’Kim version. Gabriella, her eyes are stunning!! Beyonce’s gold eye shadow looks brilliant on her goegeous face, Jennifer’s keep it simple rule is the best!!! Keri’s water tip is good.

    6 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    ii think should give heed to Gabrielle tips with 2 young boys i wash my hands umpteem times and cry when after 2 days my mani is messed :).

    6 years ago •

  1. diamond

    Ah… The sound of good wholesome beauty advice.. Sounds too simple.

    6 years ago •

  1. Le Noir Pearl

    Totally agree with keri Hilson,water is my life too. In winter I struggle to drink it but it does wonders for my body and my skin

    6 years ago •

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