My love for makeup began at an early age while growing up in the beautiful Cape Town. Watching beauty pageants and beauty magazines I was so fascinated how make-up cannot just make you feel beautiful but enhance the features you love the most.
I studied at the International Academy of Health and Beauty in Greenpoint, Cape Town in 2003. I did a Beauty Therapy course and worked as a Beauty Therapist at a beauty salon. As a beauty therapist I found my true passion for make-up and I enjoyed it more than my other beauty treatments I did at the salon.
I specialize in Fashion, Runway, bridal, events / occasions, beauty, creative and lifestyle to name a few. I also do hairstyling upon request. I only use makeup from professional product ranges.
It is my main objective and passion to make each and every person who sits in my chair feel like they are their most beautiful and confident self from inside out. Have a look at my portfolio and contact me for quotes on my services.
I was fortunate to try these beautiful 'Bold Softness' makeup range from Catrice. The products I got was the Nude Illusions liquid foundation, Absolute Bright Eye shadow Palette in 010, Multi Colour Blush in 060, Skin Finish Compact Powder in 020, Liquid Metal Eye shadow in 090, Ultimate Shine Lipstick in 290, Beautifying Lip Smoother and the Up to 8 Hour Lip Smoothing Lip Polish.
These colours are soft but pigmented and I adore the up to 8Hour Made to Stay Smoothing Lip Polish as well as the Beautifying Lip Smoother. It just looks so natural on my lips and keeping your lips so smooth without that sticky feeling. The eye shadows can also be used as highlighters just to give you that glow! I have created a soft look on myself using the Catrice 'Bold Softness' range. Catrice products are available at selected Dis-chem pharmacies nationwide in South Africa.
These three beauties, Mishka Patel, Jo-Ann Strauss and Melinda Bam was for the Women's Day issue on the Kuier Magazine cover. It was such a pleasure meeting and working with them. Mishka Patel and Melinda Bam is best known as the presenters for the TV Show, Pasella on SABC 2. Melinda was also crowned as Miss South Africa in 2011. Jo-Ann Strauss was Miss South Africa in 2000, she represented her country as Miss South Africa at the Miss Universe pageant in Puerto Rico. She is also known as TV presenter on the TV Show, Top Billing on SABC 3 as well as International Master of Ceremonies speaker and business woman.
The South African therapist and makeup artist, Ofra Gaito entered into the beauty industry in 1979 and started her beauty brand, Ofra Cosmetics in South Africa. These products are suitable for most skin types as well as for most sensitive skin types. Ofra Cosmetics are hypoallergenic and long lasting.
I was lucky enough to get a few products from one of the South African suppliers in Cape Town and I was so excited to play with them! I am beyond surprised how great these products are. I received this gorgeous Blush Stripes Illuminating powder, Derma Tone concealer wheel, three Ofra Long Lasting Liquid lipsticks and Soft Peel face mask. Below are a picture of me wearing the Blush Stripes Illuminating powder on my cheeks and bridge of nose, Derma Tone Concealer and Long Lasting Liquid lipstick in "Harlem". The other two Long Lasting Liquid lipsticks are Katheleen Lights "Miami Fever" and "Atlantic City".
I am very impressed with the Ofra Long Lasting Liquid lipsticks, it really stays put and does not bleed as it gives a beautiful matte finish. I am obsessed with the shade "Harlem". These products has been a must have in my kit and for myself! If you are interested buying these great Ofra cosmetics then you can find them on their Facebook page or Instagram page and order with Marilda or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Products used and prices:
Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick : R306.26
Blush Stripes Illuminating Powder : R538.65
Derma Tone Concealer : R460.00
Soft Peel Face Mask : R489.40
Here are a few before and after hair and makeup results. I am obsessed when it comes to eyebrow shaping and I believe it is the most important step before makeup application after cleansing the skin. I used a variety of products to suit clients needs. I love to see how everything comes together when hair and makeup is done and ready to shoot!
I have received these lovely products from Catrice South Africa and Cosmetix S.A to test and review. The more I get to test these product brand the more I love it! These products are a big love in my kit as well. Product break down on my face used:
Face - Prime and Fine Illuminating base, Photo Finish 18h liquid foundation 010 Sand Beige (mixed with my own foundation to get my skin tone colour). Prime and Fine powder.
Eyes -Prime and Fine Eye shadow base. Absolute Eye Colour Quattro 040
Cheeks - Blush 090 Mandy-rine
Lips - Ultimate Colour 210, Ultimate Shine 060, Ultimate Colour 050
The Catrice Matte Mouse foundation is another great foundation especially if you have an oily skin. Really controls the oiliness and keeps the skin shine free throughout the day as it is a matte foundation.
Catrice products are available at selected Dis-chem pharmacies nationwide in South Africa.
The South African celebrity chef, restaurateur and media personality was on the Kuier cover for the Father's Day issue with his two lovely kids, Max and Latika. We had the shoot at their beautiful home in Franschhoek in the Western Cape. We got to taste a treat Reuben and the kids made!
Jill Levenberg or best known as Mymoena on the kyNet TV Soapy "Suidooster" made the Kuier magazine cover of June 29 2016. One of my favourite people I have ever worked with! The actress, singer and writer and song writer made my job so much easier with her warm personality, beauty and sense of humour. Really loved working with her.
Quanita Adams was on the cover of the June 2016 issue of Kuier magazine. Was so lovely meeting and working with her. She is a South African stage and screen actress. She also performed with South African- American, Arnold Vosloo in the movie "Forgiveness" in 2004. Quanita is also know for her role as Zandie on the kykNET soapy "Binnelanders" . She also appeared in numerous television series including SOS, Laugh Out Loud, Going Up Again, Orion, ER, Erfsondes and Villa Rosa.
Every girls Matric ball is one of the highlights either before or after the end matric exams. Here are a few behind the scene photos of our Kuier magazine matric shoot we did. I did makeup and hair on the beautiful five ladies. Dresses are from Bride and Co, YDE, Spree and accessories from Lovisa. With the makeup I kept the skin flawless and glowing using a variety of makeup brands like M.A.C, Bobbi Brown, Elizabeth Arden, MUD, Kryolan, Catrice, Urban Decay and Stila. The hair I went from glamour to playful to suit each look.
As a makeup artist we love to try out many products, new or old just to get your very own experience on it. With the new Neutrogena Visibly Clear Correct & Perfect CC Cream I was so excited to try it out. With this CC Cream it also offer skincare benefits which is a bonus!
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