Keeping winter skin hot

Gillian McAinsh

DON’T let the cooler winter months take their toll on your skincare and beauty routine, warned a national make-up artist on a visit to the city last week. Red Square make-up artist Natasha Zeeman visited Port Elizabeth to open the first standalone store in the Edcon group in the region – at Sunridge Village.

It is the second such store in the country after the first also opened last month, in Johannesburg.

“If you focus on the latest trends, plums and blackberries are very in and there is a strong focus on the lips,” she said, in highlighting international make-up trends for winter.

“Eyes are very nude, with lots and lots of mascara.”

Zeeman also shared tips on how to have beautiful skin all year round, noting that luminous skin was a winner in any season but harder to achieve in the drier months.

“You definitely have to have a richer moisturiser as this season is very harsh and your skin gets very dry.”

However, it is not only skin creams and moisturisers that needed to adapt to the change in weather but also what kind of make-up was applied.

“Because your skin gets a little dry, you need to focus more on products that moisturise,” she said, suggesting the use of a:

ýrich cream blusher;

ýmoisturising foundation, and

ýnourishing lip products.

Depending on its success at Sunridge Village, more independent Red Square boutiques will roll out across the country, and although it was Cape Town based Zeeman’s first visit to the metro, she said she planned to spend more time here.

“We work all over and we do presentations where we show women in a group how to do their make-up, and give quick fix tips.

“I also can show you how to save on make-up when you buy it – you really don’t need to buy a R400 eyeliner when there is a really good one available for R120.”

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