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Catrice 'Bold Softness' makeup range

31 August 2016

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.

Me wearing Catrice Bold Softness Makeup Range Catrice Bold Softness Makeup Range

Kuier Women's Day cover shoot

15 July 2016

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.

Renate and Mishka Patel Kuier Womens Day Cover Renate and Melinda Bam
Mishka Patel, Jo-Ann Strauss and Melinda Bam Mishka Patel, Jo-Ann Strauss and Melinda Bam

Ofra Cosmetics

11 July 2016

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

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

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Ofra Harlem Lipstick Ofra Atlantic City Lipstick Me Wearing Ofra Products

Before and After Hair and Makeup Results

24 June 2016

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!

Agnes Before Veronica Before Sivena Before
Agnes After Veronica After Sivena After

Catrice Cosmetics

3 June 2016

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.

June 2016 Catrice Products
Ultimate Colour 210, Ultimate Shine 060, Ultimate Colour 050 My Makeup Look with Catrice Products

Reuben Riffel Cover shoot

26 May 2016

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!

Reuben Riffel with his kids Max and Latika Reuben Riffel with his kids Max and Latika and photographer Peet Mocke
One of Reuben's Creations Reuben Riffel on Kuier Cover

Jill Levenberg (Mymoena) Shoot

25 May 2016

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.

Jill Levenberg Behind the Scenes Jill Levenberg Behind the Scenes Jill Levenberg Behind the Scenes
Renate Jill Levenberg Jill Levenberg on Kuier Cover

Quanita Adams Kuier cover

12 May 2016

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.

Renate and Quanita Adams Quanita Adams on Kuier Cover

Matric Ball

7 May 2016

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.

Zoe Johnson Hair and Makeup Zoe Johnson Behind the Scenes

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Correct and Perfect CC Cream

6 May 2016

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!

The features are:

  • Oil free.
  • Instantly covers spots and other imperfections, while helping to correct them in one easy step.
  • Non- greasy water based formula contains our spot fighting Microclear technology to help clear spots and fade marks from previous breakouts.
  • Breathable, lightweight coverage, naturally blends with skin to effectively conceal redness and marks.
  • The consistency is light and creamy and blends well into the skin. Worked well with a makeup foundation brush as well as my Real Techniques sponge but I preferred the Real techniques method more to apply the foundation with. It gives it a more airbrush look but you can use your fingers or whatever method works best for you. This CC Cream or Colour Correct cream is really light and oil free which is great if you do suffer from an oily skin. It neutralize the redness in the skin and the CC Cream is buildable.

The Neutrogena Visibly Clear &Correct CC Cream is definitely worth a try if you are on the lookout for a light but buildable CC Cream that offers a great complexion treat to the skin as well.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Correct & Perfect CC Cream 50ml, R99.95

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Correct & Perfect CC Cream

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