Stylist, digital content creator, creative influencer and co-founder of trio fashion collective Khumbula, Andile Biyana’s approach to beauty is simple, yet effective.
1. WHEN I WAKE UP I drink two glasses of water. This has done wonders for my skin, resulting in an all-day glow and more hydrated, better-looking skin.
2. TO KEEP MY HAIR HEALTHY I use coconut oil regularly, which has nourished my dry scalp and helped my natural hair to grow thicker. I wash my short, natural hair often and use L’Oréal Elvive Colour-Protect Shampoo, R70. It’s sulphate-free and works for my regular, black hair-dye jobs.
3. EVERY DAY I MAKE SURE I wear MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance, R520. It’s my make-up and beauty super-hero buy for a flawless, photo-finish, matte look all day.
4. YOU WILL ALWAYS FIND my signature lipstick, Revlon Super Lustrous in Black Cherry, R160, a mirror, an Essence nail le, R30, and MAC Bronzing Powder, R400, in my handbag. Revlon Ultimate All-in-One Mascara, R170, and Maybelline Brow Satin Pencil, R110, are two of my beauty favourites.
5. BEFORE LEAVING HOME FOR A NIGHT ON THE TOWN I turn to my favourite lashes from Eylure London Volume No 107, R75. They leave no room for irritation.
6. AFTER A LONG DAY, THE FIRST THING I DO WHEN I GET HOME is use Garnier Pure Active 3-in-1, R85. I don’t have time for the full three-step process of cleansing, exfoliating and toning, but this face wash does everything in one, and my skin always feels super-clean after using it.
7. BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP I use Lancôme Dreamtone Ultimate Dark Spot Corrector 3, R995. My skin simply drinks up this serum.
8. WHEN I WANT TO IMPRESS I spritz on Lancôme La Vie Est Belle, R1 014 for 50ml. I can’t go wrong with the sweet, fruity and powdery fragrance.
9. TO PAMPER MYSELF in the bath I use Himalayan pink salt, lavender, jojoba, geranium, lemongrass and coconut oils and Epsom salts. I soak for 20-30 minutes, which helps to detox and revitalise my body.
10. MY MONTHLY BEAUTY INDULGENCE is a hot stone massage and body treatment with my mother and sister at Melville Wellness Centre and Day Spa, R449. 11. WHEN MY SKIN NEEDS ADDED HYDRATION I use Vaseline Blue Seal, R50, and Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Intensive Moisturizing Body Treatment, R375. Both nourish the skin without leaving it greasy.
From Elle South Africa July 2017