Lilli Makeup Boxes

  Lilli Makeup Boxes just turned a year old! It is a part-time venture for Esmè van Jaarsveld who has mastered the art of juggling her corporate job and Lilli Makeup Boxes against all odds… Lilli Makeup Boxes is a booming business in Cape Town that solves to every makeup lover’s inevitable dilemma- storage.  …

Huda Reveals​ the Only Palette We Need To Take To a Desert Island

Hi Makeup Mavericks,  This week was super challenging- emotionally, physically and mentally. I’ve been drowning in a plethora of assignments for all my four majors. I’d like to think I can handle stress exceptionally well, but contrary to my thoughts, my entire system gets buggered. As you’re reading this, I am typing out Auditing notes….

The Launch of Pretty Little Things!

Makeup Mavericks, I have some exciting news!  PRETTY LITTLE THINGS HAS LAUNCHED!    If you missed my first post, let me quickly fill you in! Pretty Litte Things is a subscription box and is the brainchild of the amazing owners of Pink Cosmetics and SAMIKA. Inspired by the likes of Ipsy, the first box being…

Hit or Miss?-Benefit They’re Real Big Sexy Lip Kit

I might be a bit late to the party with this one… My mum bought me this set in December last year and I had to bring them out of my cupboard for this review. We think any product from Benefit that has the phrase “They’re Real!” in it has to be bomb, like the…

Beauty Swop or Sale South Africa

Boasting 41,557 members, the incredible South African Beauty Swop or Sale Facebook group will be three years old in September. It’s about time that this amazing platform gets the exposure it deserves… The group is run by three incredible admins: Charnelle Avontuur (creator), Shamiela Dout and Jasmine Harris. BSS was born when Charnelle was in…

South Africa’s First Beauty Subscription Box

Makeup Mavericks,  Whether you are a hardcore makeup-junkie or a newbie to the beauty world, keep your eyes peeled for something INCREDIBLE to hit South Africa… PRETTY LITTLE THINGS by Janet & Sameera, South Africa’s very first beauty subscription box! Inspired by the likes of Ipsy- an international personalized monthly makeup & beauty sample subscription,…

DIY Brightening Face Mask

Hi Makeup Mavericks, We all know great makeup application begins with great skincare… Today I am going to share one of my self-discovered and most favorite DIY face masks. I ‘formulated’ this after staring at a mountain of grapefruit peels I created after devouring my favorite frut. Inspired by the Body Shop’s newest Vitamin C…

The Beauty Canvas

Hi Makeup Mavericks! 💋 I recently got the opportunity to interview a friend in the Makeup Artistry industry- Cheryl Chanderpal, the creator and brains behind The Beauty Canvas.    The Makeup Maverick: How long have you been in the industry for? The Beauty Canvas: As of October 2017, will be the 3rd Anniversary of me…

The Most Universally Flattering Blush

Hi Makeup Mavericks! 💋 Today I will be reviewing a cult favorite. Can you guess what it is? Keep reading. At the bottom of the post is a dupe list! Blushes are often overlooked in a gal’s makeup routine, but it can really complete a look. If you’re a rogue rookie, shimmery blushes are a great place…

4 Life-Changing Products For Eczema

Hi my makeup mavericks <3, Today’s post is slightly different and is all about skincare! Since I was little I was riddled with eczema. I used to get it on my inner elbow when I was a toddler. It subsided and life continued as per normal and when I hit puberty OH MY GOODNESS, it…