What’s in Jo-Ann’s make-up bag?

Friday, 1 June 2012

You may not recognise her new surname, Held, but just because local beauty Jo-Ann Strauss got married doesn’t mean she’s slowing down. We caught up with her, and her make-up bag.

Whats in Jo-Ann's make-up bag?

What’s keeping you busy right now?

Various things – I’m producing a number of media properties and am now putting together some webisodes for our online presenter search, which we just filmed in Zambia at Royal Chundu with celebrity mentor Bonang Matheba and I. And I just got married ;-)

What’s the one cosmetic item you simply can’t live without?

Black liquid eyeliner!!!

If we were to turf out your make-up bag, what would we find in there?

When not on TV, I’m low maintenance – some mascara (Maybelline or L’Oreal), blusher or bronzer by MAC, a little lip gloss (Juicy Tubes by Lancome or prrrr by MAC) and liquid eyeliner.

And facial skincare? What are your favourite products?

I love Pond’s or Olay – simple moisturisers. And they have to contain SPF!

How do you take care of that bod?

Gym, long walks and eating sensibly. I love food so I won’t stop eating all my favourite fatty dishes, but you have to make sure that you put in some time sweating.

What products do you use on your hair?

I love Sunsilk and when I’m rocking my natural curls, I just leave in the conditioner.

And perfumes?

I recently got Beyonce’s Heat in a goodie bag at an event and am loving that at the moment. Usually, I wear Bvlgari’s Omnia – I love their Amethyste – actually all the Omnias from Bvlgari are great.

What nail polish colours are you rocking at the mo?

Right now, a gorgeous plum colour by Sally Hansen. Nails are short and dark – I love winter nail colours.

Who’s in your Little Black Book of Beauty?

My hair guru, Shaughn Adams. His salon is in Observatory (Cape Town), but he always makes a plan to come to my place as I’m running around constantly. He is amazing!

What’s the best beauty advise you’ve ever received or have to give?

Laugh – a smile in your heart radiates! And wear sunscreen and drink water, of course!

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or BeautySouthAfrica.com, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. Pseudo_kate

    I love these posts. Always so curious to know what other people are using, celebrity or not. The best surprise is knowing that celebs don’t always use ridiculously expensive stuff just because they can.

    6 years ago •

  1. JamieBaby

    Loving her bag :) MAC aaaahhhh she can pass those products on to me!cant go wrong with MAC!

    6 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Awesome choices in her make up bag! Love the Bulgari!

    7 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Jo Ann always looked Beautiful! I remeber her year of being Miss S.A she modelled for my Store- Chandra’s Bridal Showroom, still as stunning as ever!

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Kay

    Great article! Her hair is pretty!

    7 years ago •

  1. BeautySouthAfrica

    Hi Zu, please login with your Facebook address.

    7 years ago •

  1. Zu

    Hey girls! How do i change my avatar to my picture? Thanks??

    7 years ago •

  1. Zu

    BVLGARI OMNIA fresh, young and so pleasant! Need to collect them all!

    7 years ago •

  1. Maria Meyer

    Beautiful woman, she doesnt even need make up!

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    I’m also rocking Plum on my nails! Best winter colour there is!

    7 years ago •

  1. Lowe

    Who knew it was so simple!? In future I’m going to ‘just leave in the conditioner’.
    I can definitely recommend the Lancome Juicy Tubes. The consistency is just right and it lasts for AGES.

    7 years ago •

  1. Debsie

    Nice products she is using. 2 things i need will be eyeliner and a lipgloss

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    A handbag is never big enough!

    7 years ago •

  1. vos

    Great selection of must have products in this review. True to the T

    7 years ago •

  1. Smal

    No wonder she always looks so great! Lovely products!

    7 years ago •

  1. honey_child

    Just got the Maybelline liquid liner and what a divine product …you can get a perfect cat’s eye in minutes.

    7 years ago •

  1. Tania Horne

    I love the products she uses. Her skin and hair are beautiful and radiant.

    7 years ago •

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