Beauty news and trends to try

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Keen to update your look this season? Here’s what’s new, along with some fresh ways to rev-up your winter beauty routine.

Get ready for Fenty beauty

The biggest bombshell to hit beauty shelves since Kylie Cosmetics has been confirmed. The truth is, we were never ready. Rihanna finally confirmed her beauty range will be launching “This fall”.

RiRi is known for her edgy style and breaking boundaries, so this new venture has us rather excited. Beauties can sign up to get details as they’re released. Kylie’s kits are now available on, so here’s hoping Fenty Beauty will be too.

Statement Brows

Barbed wire brows, anyone? It’s all about statement brows these days. Beauties on the “Gram” are getting rather creative and simply having full brows doesn’t cut it. From #BarbedWireBrows (pictured above) to #FeatherBrows that make your brows look, well, like feathers, and the more adventurous #DragonBrows. Check them out on Instagram and let us know if you’ll experiment with this look.

Crystal Beauty

The Acupress Jade Roller Massager seems to be the latest beauty must-have. The face and neck massager uses Jade crystals and the healing powers believed to be attributed to the stone. It is used to reduce dark circles under the eyes, minimise puffiness, and overall promotes blood circulation around the eye area.

So how does it work? Kristin Petrovich, author of the book Elemental Energy states “We are made up of water, tissues, and minerals, our bones have a crystalline structure, and just as we have an electronic exchange with the Earth, we have an electronic exchange with crystals, gemstones, and precious minerals”. The energy is believed to work with the body’s energy to create a sense of balance. We spotted it on Amazon, if you’re keen to try.

Pearlescent Hair

The latest hair dye trend? Pearlescent hair! It’s dominating Pinterest boards and Insta beauties are taking note. Think shiny, pearl-like effects and multi-dimensional tones of colour. Any colour goes, just like pearls vary in colour, so go for platinum, to mother-of-pearl rainbow hues with a pearly sheen.

It’s reportedly not a very easy look to achieve though, because hair needs to be stripped down to a light blond, without any “warmth”, and then colourists work to create your desired shade – A.K.A more than one visit to the salon. A beauty in the office tried it and we’re having serious hair envy.

Let us know how you feel about these new trends – and Rihanna’s upcoming new beauty line. Eep!


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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. Ariesha Govender

    So many things to look forward to can’t wait.

    2 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    The brow trend is just plain weird

    2 years ago •

  1. Mialise Tolmie

    Rocking the pearlescent hair! The pink looks great with my pink undertone.

    2 years ago •

  1. Rachel Ward

    That hair colour is life! Perfect for winter. Wish I was brave enough to try it.

    2 years ago •

  1. Tembisa Maqungu

    Those barbed wire brows are ridiculous they belong in a circus show, excited to see Riri’s new beauty line

    2 years ago •


    The barbed wire brow looks dumb. Does anyone know if the Acupress Jade Roller Massager actually works?

    2 years ago •

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