LOCAL LOVE: 5 Local brands we LOVE!
Our Beauty Revolution is all about supporting local and it seems that every year we become more spoiled for choice with an array of good quality, value for money and beautifully-packaged proudly South African beauty and skincare brands, like the five we love below. Gone are the days when us make up ‘gals’ used to pine over the coveted makeup and skincare pages in magazines. Only to spend an entire month’s salary ordering the newest ‘it’ product from the US and then have it stuck in Johannesburg customs for the rest of our lives... Now the ‘it’ products are being created by our friends, neighbours and sisters. Cue the local beauty brands we love. Started by true South African beauty bosses.
Created by the now 18 year old, Pretoria-based powerhouse Rabia Ghoor, Swiitch Beauty has become the go-to brand for young women and beauty influencers in South Africa. With its iconic black and white branding and pink bubble wrap packaging it’s the ultimate act of self-love to gift yourself one of these products. The products range from R50 to R450 across both makeup and skincare. Ordering products can be done via EFT or Credit Card payment on www.swiitchbeauty.com .
Zimbabwean born Constance Mapule Bhebhe started Connie Transform out of a need for a lightweight, highly-pigmented lip colour. Her star product liquid matte lipsticks is just that and available in an array of shades like Durban Shore and Taboo. The range started in 2016 and has since grown to sell lashes, eyeshadow, glosses, eyeliner and make-up tools. The products range from R128 to over a R1000 if you buy a lip collection or ‘kit’. You can purchase products online via Paypal, Credit Card or EFT and although prices are listed in dollars they will be converted into ZAR at checkout on www.connietransform.com
Dupe Factorie was started by Durban born sisters Dilnaaz and Raeesa Omar and initially marketed to pro make up artists as affordable, high quality products. Their instagram growth and band of loyal supporters meant that quickly the need for a studio was born. The Durban store is a make up artist and enthusiasts dream with eyeshadow palettes in an every shade imaginable, a variety of tools and even full trolley cases for working MUAs. The prices are around R300 per product and about R2800 for a full case, these are all available online at www.dupefactorie.com where you can pay via EFT or in store at 517 Lillian Ngoyi Road, Berea, Durban. A little birdie tells us they will be opening up a Cape Town store soon too (eeek).
We can’t make a list of local brands without including the amazing local skincare SA has to offer. Skoon was started by South African engineer Stella Ciolli and its all about using natural and organic products that are locally sourced. Girl boss, Ciolli started her own lab with a full-time chemist to produce the best in class natural formulations. Skoon has a variety of cleansers, moisturizers, serums and exfoliators to match every skin need and concern. The products are stylishly packaged and range from about R220 to R700. The products are available to purchase online at www.skoonskin.co.za and at multiple stockists in South Africa and Namibia as listed on the website.
Skin Creamery was founded by Garden route girl Hannah Rubin in 2014 to simplify skincare routines and cultivate a more conscious lifestyle. Every product uses organic ingredients that contain unique healing qualities that are designed for more sensitive skin care. The hero product in the range is The Everyday Cream which Hannah and a chemist specially crafted for over a year and a half. The gorgeous range is one you will want to have displayed on your dressing table and products are priced between R310 to R495. Skin Creamery is available to purchase online at www.skincreamery.co.za and a number of stores nationwide as listed on the website.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE LOCAL BEAUTY AND MAKE-UP BRANDS?
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