Jo-Ann Strauss’s summer beauty secrets

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

So, does Lux really make you feel like a princess?
Of course it does!

Didn’t you see that pink floaty gown?
Lux is like its name, luxurious, fresh and glam.

What make-up item would you take to a deserted island?
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, and MAC Liquid Eyeliner!

What’s your favourite Lux body wash?
Kiss Me – but there are some great new fragrances too.

What’s your best hair product?
Sunsilk for curly hair; but they’ve changed the formulations now so I use the one with the hair fall solution.

How hectic is your skincare routine?
Simple as possible. I wash, moisturise, apply sunblock and am out the door. I enjoy the Ponds range of products for my skin: fantastic results and very affordable. Of course when I’m on Top Billing, the glam factor is amped up.

How do you keep your bod looking beautiful in summer?
I love showing off my shoulders in summer and opt for strapless dresses or halter necks, so I keep my skin looking good with Lux Beauty Body Wash.

What hairstyle will we spot you in over the party season?
I enjoy wearing my natural curls during summer; it’s less maintenance. This is why a good leave-in conditioner like Sunsilk Damage Repair Spray is essential.

What’s your top party make-up tip?
During summer, go easy on the make-up. Natural is better. Think a bit of eyeliner (perhaps in a fun colour like turquoise instead of black), Maybelline Great Lash waterproof mascara, and lip gloss. A bit of blush also adds a little summer glow.

What would we find in your beach bag?
Techni Block sunscreen, lip gloss, hand cream, after sun lotion and a light perfume.

What are your five absolute all-time beauty essentials?
Liquid eyelinerMaybelline mascaraSally Hansen Nail varnish Ponds face creamNivea Anti-Ageing hand cream

What do you do in your spare time?
I love going to theatre shows, I spend a lot of time outdoors, and I’ve recently started ballet again after 18 years.

Tell us a Top Billing secret
We all do our own hair and make-up and we have to learn lines, as we don’t use an autocue.

What philosophy do you live by?
I think that we live with a mentality of “When I achieve so-and-so, I’ll be happy…” This closes us off to living in the moment. Be happy NOW.

Written by

Charlene Naidoo is the deputy editor of Clicks Clubcard magazine. She knows as much about beauty and make-up as she does about quantum physics but is happy to learn.

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  1. Heidi G

    Beautiful lady! It’s great that she relies on products that are everyday products for us too!

    6 years ago •

  1. Hess

    She’s beautiful and an inspiration

    6 years ago •

  1. Riekie

    She is beautiful! Great philosophy

    6 years ago •

  1. JamieBaby

    “Natural is better” – I couldn’t agree with her anymore, Natural is better, it is also nice to go a bit shocking at times especially in summer :) lovely article.

    7 years ago •

  1. Charles

    Jo-Ann is stunning – inside and out!

    7 years ago •

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