Tracking down the very best beauty products to spend your hard-earned Rands on can be a challenge of note. There are so many skincare, makeup, and haircare products launching every month that keeping up with all the news can be dizzying. Which is why we’ve decided to give you all our favourites in one place. Over the past month, we’ve tried countless new and old products to bring you our top 5 favourite beauty picks for April – from a knockout foundation to a travel-sized skincare wonder, and a luxurious liquid lipstick, there’s something for everyone.
1. Marc Anthony 2nd Day Clear Dry Shampoo
This residue-free dry shampoo from Marc Anthony is a winner of note for dark-haired lasses. It absorbs excess oil no problem, masks unwanted odours, and even adds volume to flat, lifeless hair without leaving behind that annoying white ashy residue we all hate. Developed with Nanotechnology and Zeolite (a micro-porous mineral) to cleanse hair without the chalky residue or gritty texture, this dry shampoo leaves hair feeling soft and clean in seconds.
2. Revlon ColorStay Foundation
Tired of hunting for the perfect foundation shade only to come up empty-handed? Revlon is aiming to change the game with a shade to match every skin tone and type. Developed with the South African market in mind, the full-coverage foundation is available in 27 different shades – 18 shades in the Combination/Oily skin formula and 9 shades in the Normal/Dry skin formula. But it’s not just the range of colours that impressed me, I also loved how lightweight and super comfortable this foundation is. It’s long-lasting without feeling cakey on the skin and gives you a flawless, yet natural-looking finish every time.
3. Wet n Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick
This luxurious liquid lipstick glides on like silk, to moisturise and soften lips, and sets matte, for a showstopping finish. It’s a very comfortable lightweight lipstick and doesn’t dry out the lips like a lot of other matte lipsticks on the market. The range offers a selection of highly pigmented colours that are long-lasting and oh-so-beautiful and there’s no doubt you’ll want to collect them all!
4. Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Primer
This primer from Elizabeth Arden is a real winner! Not only does it helps to minimise the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles but it also leaves your skin feeling velvety soft. This product gives skin an instantly flawless appearance while also helping to control shine and keep the skin from drying out under your makeup. It has a slightly peachy pink tint to it, which blends well into all skin tones, giving you a great base to start from when applying makeup.
5. Bio Oil Travel Size
The legendary Bio Oil is now available in a travel-sized 25ml bottle, making it more portable than ever before! The wonder oil is ideal as an all-around hydrator when travelling – you can use it to moisturise your legs and arms and even as a cuticle oil and bath oil when your sun-kissed skin needs a little TLC. With this product, a little goes a long way so your mini bottle will last ages, giving you a multi-tasker that really works for you, trip after trip.