With a new television show to add her list of accomplishments, former Miss South Africa Jo-Ann Strauss knows a thing or two about putting her best face forward. Here’s how you can recreate Jo-Ann’s glamorous girl-next-door look.
The key to recreating Jo-Ann’s romantic curls is ensuring that your hair has a healthy shine. When you wash your hair, treat it to a deep conditioning treatment such as Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Luscious Long Deep Treatment, R84.99. If you curl your hair you can use either a curling iron or your straightener (depending on which you find more comfortable), and remember to apply a heat protector spray like TREsemmé Heat Defence Styling Spray, R67.99. Once your hair is curled, brush it to remove ‘ringlet curls’ and set it in place with a fixing spray such as TREsemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray, R63. When you select a hair fixing spray, look for one that doesn’t weigh your hair down or make it sticky.
To get Jo-Ann’s luminous glow, prep your skin with an illuminating primer such as Stilla One Step Illuminate Primer & Bronze, R330, and follow with a mineral liquid foundation like MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation, R330. Apply a concealer to the areas that require extra coverage (under the eyes, around the nose and on any spots / dark marks). Try Stila Brighten and Correct Swirl Concealer, R255, for a lightweight formula that reduces the appearance of dark circles. Brush the apples of your cheeks with a shimmery blush like Body Shop Baked-to-Last Blush, R145, for a healthy glow.
Apply a dark brown eye shadow to your top lash line and blend it upwards towards the crease. Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner, R270, is a great option as it comes with a smudging tool, has a slight shimmer and is long-lasting. Line your lower lashes with black eyeliner such as Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in black, R99.95, and complete your look with lashings of your favourite mascara to the top and bottom lashes. See some of our favourite mascaras here.
A light moisturising lipstick like Inglot Slim Gel Lipstick, R149, will finish off the look without drawing attention away from the hair and eye make-up. The Inglot Slim Gel lipstick is available in 9 shimmering shades, so you are sure to find the colour best suited to your skin tone.