On our radar: The new faces of beauty

Thursday, 10 August 2017

We’re celebrating a sense of newness; from the beautiful new faces of some of our favourite brands to exciting firsts and brand-new stores. Get clued-up on all things new in the world of beauty.

Nandi Madida gets iconic with LUX

Musician, actor, TV personality and new mom, Nandi Madida has been announced as the new face of the LUX.

Nandi joins the likes of beauties such as Khanyi Dhlomo, Basetsana Kumalo, Joanne Strauss, Sonia Mbele and Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, who have previously partnered with the brand.

“I’m ecstatic about this partnership and honoured to join the ranks of legendary South Africa women who I admire. To be associated with a heritage brand that is loved by, and talks to the varied women of my country, makes me very happy,” said Madida.

She will star in LUX’s new campaign titled “We Are More”, which aims to highlight both the outward and inward beauty of women. Nice one, Nandi!

Camila Cabello teams up with L’Oreal Paris

You may recognise this beauty from her girl group days with Fifth Harmony, but Camila is doing big things as a solo artist – including fronting campaigns for one of the biggest beauty brands in the world! The Crying in the Club singer has signed on as spokesperson for L’Oréal Paris.

At 20 years old, Camila, who also recently starred in the Guess Jeans Fall 2017 campaign joins mega stars like Jennifer Lopez and Eva Longoria who were also spokesmodels for the brand.

The talented beauty was notably excited about her new gig, “I’ve always looked up to the L’Oréal Paris brand as a symbol of quality and elegance. I love how they empower women to feel their best and I’m so honoured to become part of the L’Oréal family!”

“The tag line “because you’re worth it” has so much meaning to me. It’s so empowering and validating at the same time, an affirmation that we deserve to treat ourselves to the best.”

We’re excited to see Camila take this next step in her career and look forward to some awesome campaigns.

Jozi beauty for Bodyography

Bodyography Professional Cosmetics announced their first African brand ambassador, Mandy Mhlungu.

Championing “Beauty with a conscience”, the cruelty-free brand aims spread a new approach to beauty and beauty products as a whole.

Bodyography brand manager and the makeup artist behind the campaign, Ryno Mulder was excited about the fresh new face. “The brand’s focus has always been everyday women and because of that we chose not to feature a professional model in the images but rather showcase the natural beauty of a young woman beginning her career. Mandy was as good as any professional model and was in front of the camera just two days before she was leaving to further her career internationally”.

The image above is from their new Summer campaign, showcasing the Bodyography “Sun Goddess”. Click here to get the look!

New NYX freestanding store

Image via NYX SA Facebook

Get ready to be fully immersed in all things NYX! The Los-Angeles-based makeup brand will open its first freestanding retail store in Cape Town on 26 August 2017.

The cult favourite store announced the big news on Facebook and invited make-up friends and fiends to check it out – much to the delight of beauty addicts everywhere.

NYX Professional Makeup Cosmetics CEO, Scott Friedman revealed, “We are proud to be able to create a space where fans can come play, learn and share their love for NYX Professional Makeup”.

Be sure to start saving and check out the new beauty haven packed with a selection of make-up – and meet MUA (make-up artist), Kimlyn who we hope will be serving some #lewks between 8 and 12 pm on the opening day. Follow NYX on Facebook for more details!



Written by

Tatum is an all-round digital being with a penchant for lipstick and a slight shopping addiction. After completing her Honours in Communications and Media she was thrust into the world of publishing and has since worked for some of the biggest magazines in South Africa. As a writer, editor and social media consultant, she’s all about spreading body positivity and a revised attitude towards beauty.

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  1. Melanie Pretorius

    I love Nandi and feel that the pairing of her with Lux is perfect.

    2 years ago •

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