Love beauty? Love Instagram? So do we. This is our beauty assistant’s pick of the country’s best beauty Instagrams to follow for trends and techniques to double tap now.
23-year-old make-up artist Rushana Isaacs is the South African makeup It Girl of the moment. She’s grown a dedicated following and worked with brands like Revlon, NYX, Inglot and Benefit thanks to her stunning beauty flat lays and killer face-beat skills. If ‘Instaglam’ is your aesthetic, Rushana’s your girl.
Skins Cosmetics‘ arrival in SA is all well and good for Sandton residents, but if you still need your international makeup and skincare fix from anywhere outside the richest square mile in Africa, Muse is your best bet. Huda Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Morphe and even a selection of DECIEM’s award-winning skincare and cosmetics (as well as their cult favourite ‘The Ordinary’ range) are available. Their exclusive offering is what makes their Instagram account so exciting. Follow to find out which authentic beauty brands from around the world you can get delivered to your door.
Girl about town Mihlali Ndamase turns heads with her expert wig laying and chameleonic makeup looks. Her Instagram is a steady mix of original content featuring her makeup on herself and clients (she’s also a makeup artist) and snaps from her fairly glamorous life – shopping, brunch, events, and recently, fashion week.
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#TBT Makeup look from earlier this week – I had a long day of meetings & appointments ahead of me, so I opted for very longwearing makeup products (matte foundation, liquid lipstick, waterproof liner etc)…one of which was the @esteelaudersa Double Wear Foundation. If you’ve ever used Double Wear, then you’ll know why it’s one of my favourite foundations. 😊
The popular Pink Peonies beauty blog is run Luzanne, an OG South African beauty blogger with a penchant for rosy tones. Her Instagram is an attractive mix of info on the latest products available in cosmetics and skincare, as well as pretty, easy-to-wear makeup looks that beginners can handle and old hands will love. When you’re done scrolling her ‘gram and blog, there’s a growing youtube channel too.
A dedicated ‘gram for the consummate skincare fanatic, anyone? Lordian Mthitshana is the man in the know for how to get rid of blemishes and get radiant, beautiful skin instead. His Instagram page is dedicated to testing and recommending products, the results of which you see on his flawless face. Tapping to follow may just save you money on unnecessary products and treatments as he shows you some of the best over-the-counter brands to use for fabulously flawless skin.
My go-to @swiitchbeauty look 🍑 #SlaysForDaysPalette on the eyes, #HolyGrailFlashCase for the contour shade & #BrowGameInABox for my arches! I haven’t been using foundation thanks to the ladies @thestudio_za – my skin is looking better than ever. I just dab a bit of concealer around my eyes & mouth to brighten up ✨
If her face looks familiar but her name doesn’t, that’s probably because we’re all much better acquainted with the other Instagram account Rabia Ghoor runs – Swiitch Beauty. The teen mogul has a booming online business (she’s only 17) built on her own love for makeup and skincare. Follow for a peek at the lifestyle of a beauty business owner.
I’m editing this look now on a bunch of new products I tried out as part of a full face of first impressions tutorial and I must say I was pretty impressed with the products I used. One thing I will say is that my brows are @benefitcosmetics @benefitsouthafrica and on my lips a @urbandecaycosmetics lipstick called “nonsense” 💋When would you guys like this video to go up on my youtube channel?
Jessica’s a young businesswoman on the go who loves Essence, Chanel, and Kauai if her Instagram account is any indication. Like her youtube channel, it’s a curated look at her life as a stylish beauty lover set in a monochrome and soft pink palette. Her beauty coverage includes the care and styling of her long, blonde locks.