Last week Tuesday evening, I attended the hotly anticipated Style By SA Show at SAFW in JHB. This show is always a favorite of mine as I get a first look at what to expect from some of my favourite local designers like Thebe Magugu, Rich Mnisi & Sindiso Khumalo. I really love how Woolworths have embraced these talented designers and feature affordable capsule collections of their clothing. In Cape Town, you’ll find the Style By SA collection at Canal Walk. In JHB, at Sandton City.
Now, if you follow me on my social media platforms (Twitter & IG: @candiceleekan), you’ll have seen I’m working closely with Woolworths as one of their Beauty Trend Collective members. I’ve been trying and testing a whole host of the WBEAUTY skincare, body and makeup and am so impressed with all the products. For the Style by SA show, Woolworths asked me to create a makeup look using their products.
Take a look at my 5 minute smokey eye makeup tutorial below
The Make-up Products:
Eyes: WBEAUTY Single Shadow in Smoke (R121.05); WBEAUTY 3-in-1 Mascara (R161.40); WBEAUTY Gel Eyeliner in Black (R110.96)
Skin: WBEAUTY Longwear Max Cover Foundations SPF20 (R161.40); WBEAUTY Pressed Powder (R200.74)
Cheeks: WBEAUTY Powder Blush in Peach Melba (R171.49)
Lips: WBEAUTY Sheer Lipstick in Golden Vanilla (R141.22)
WBEAUTY Nails Gel in Mulberry (R55.48) – The big brush makes for the most precise paint and the gel formula ensures dazzling shine.
I know you guys are always interested in the skincare I’m using, so I thought I’d give you a peek into the key beauty items from WBEAUTY I took along to JHB.
WBEAUTY Daily Gel Cleanser (R80.65) – This face wash really impressed me with its make-up removal capabilities (it effectively removed my waterproof mascara and long wearing foundation!). It is the perfect product for those who are too lazy to remove their make-up before cleansing (like me). It’s great for all skin types, but I do think those with very dry skin may find it a bit drying (then again, most women with very dry skin know to rather opt for a cleansing cream over a face wash). Best of all, it’s fragrance and colour free.
WBEAUTY Eye Make-up Remover Lotion (R90.73) – I absolutely LOVE this gentle, yet very effective eye make-up remover. The texture is amazing; it comes out as a cream, then almost transforms its texture into a gel. It’s so gentle, doesn’t burn or sting and really is my number one option if you struggle with sensitive eyes.
WBEAUTY Anti-Ageing Overnight Mask (R100.82) – Overnight masks are one of my favourite beauty treats and I often use them instead of a night cream. My absolute favourite one is the Sisley Black Rose Overnight Mask, so I hold all others I try to that standard (and I’m often disappointed). This one REALLY impressed me. It is wonderfully nourishing without being oily, doesn’t pill on the skin (far too many overnight masks do!) and ensures you wake up with beautifully hydrated skin. For the price, it’s an incredible skincare treat.
WBEAUTY Eye Cream (R191.66) – This formula contains hyaluronic acid that plumps lines and wrinkles while boosting moisture. Caffeine has also been added to stimulate circulation, helping to rid the area of dark marks and puffiness. This formula is best for more mature skin types (40+), but there are other options in the WBEAUTY range for younger skin.
WBEAUTY Evening Recovery Facial Oil (R201.70) – Everyone needs a facial oil in their skincare routine because they really are a special pamper for the skin. This one contains Olive Squalene, Vitamin E & Rose oil that boosts radiance, reduces the appearance of fine lines and moisturises. Jojoba oil helps regulate sebum production (making it a good choice for oily skin types), while still restoring moisture. Simply massage a few drops of this oil into clean skin, before applying your night cream. You could also mix a few drops into your cream (or overnight mask – that’s what I do).
I also included a few bath time treats (because while in JHB, a Capetonian HAS to take a bath)
WBEAUTY Love Your Skin Extreme Moisture Shower Gel (R70.56); WBEAUTY Love Your Skin Extreme Moisture Lotion (R70.56); WBeauty Love Your Skin Extreme Moisture Hand and Nail Cream (R60.47); WBEAUTY Love Your Skin Extreme Moisture Foot Butter (R70.56)
Woolworths offered to dress me for the Style By SA show, so I popped into store and chose the following items of clothing
Top by Witchery (R705.13); Boots by Country Road (R1613.02); Bag by Country Road (R1613.02); Belt by Country Road (R503.37)
My ‘scent of the evening’ was Gucci Bloom (R985 for 100ml EDP) with sultry notes of jasmine and heady tuberose mixed with woody ascents of orris root.
Below are some pic’s from the Style By SA show
Thebe Magugu – Can we take a moment to chat about how spectacular this pink coat is?!
I’m giving one lucky reader the opportunity to win ALL the WBEAUTY skin, body and make-up products featured in this blog post, amounting to R2061.45.
WBEAUTY makeup products: 3-in-1 mascara; Long wear Foundation; Single shadow in smoke; Powder blush in Peach Melba; Black Gel Eyeliner, Sheer lipstick in Golden Vanilla
WBEAUTY skincare: Daily Gel Cleanser; Replenish Eye Cream; Anti-Ageing Overnight Mask; Evening Recovery Facial Oil; Eye Make-up Remover Lotion
WBEAUTY body care: LOVE YOUR SKIN Extreme Moisture Shower Gel, Body Lotion; Hand Cream; Foot Butter
To enter, leave a comment below this post telling me why you’d like to win this WBEAUTY hamper. Please ensure you include your email address (only I can see it), so I can contact you, should you be the winner.
The winner will be announced on In My Bag’s Facebook page (FOLLOW HERE) next week Monday 23 April and will also be notified by email.
A WBEAUTY voucher will be sent (via SMS) to the winner who will need to go to their closest Woolworths WBEAUTY counter to get her products. The beauty of this is that you’ll be able to select the correct colour foundation for your skin tone.