Play With Makeup With These Local Beauty Gurus

Since you’ve got some time to brush up on a skill or two, why not watch these local beauty gurus for some amazing inspiration and work on your makeup game? They offer a variety of videos, product suggestions and techniques that’s sure to leave you feeling inspired and creative. 

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Cynthia Gwebu

If you’re looking for a local YouTube channel or influencer that focuses on all things beauty, skincare and lifestyle and offers plenty of inspiration with plenty of tutorials, GRWM (Get Ready With Me) videos and reviews, then be sure to give Capetonian beauty, Cynthia Gwebu, a follow! Also, keep up with her latest blogs on

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gloss or matte- which way you swingin’?

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Kandy Kane Makeup

For amazing makeup tips, hairstyle and outfits inspo, product reviews, daily vlogs and much more, Kandy Kane is your girl! Her makeup tutorials will definitely have you rummaging through your makeup collection, experimenting with various items and exploring your creativity. Most of her videos use products that you’ll find at your nearest Dis-Chem or Clicks.

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Mihlali N

Mihlali Ndamase is a breath of fresh air and her content on her various platforms is just incredible and inspiring! We can happily visit her Instagram page and scroll through it all day. We absolutely love her style. She creates her videos around all things beauty, ranging on topics such as makeup hauls, how-to makeup tutorials, trying new products on the beauty market, vlogs and doing fun challenges.

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They asked what I do for a living, I told ‘em “I serve looks baby” 🦋💙🧜🏽‍♀️ —————————————————————————-FACE: @farsalicare Skintune Blur Primer from @diormakeup Forever 24 Hour Wear High Perfection Foundation (shade 4W) @lorealparis Infallible Concealer (shade Caramel) @diormakeup Forever Skin Correct Full Coverage Concealer (shade 3W) @revlonsa Colorstay Life-Proof Foundation Stick (shade 440 mahogany) EYES: @lorealparis Infallible Concealer (shade cedar) @plouise_makeup_academy Base @morphebrushes x @jaclynhill Eyeshadow Palette @revlonsa Volumazing Mascara @benefitsouthafrica Bad Gal Bang Mascara Lashes China Mall CHEEKS: @maccosmeticsafrica Powder blush (shade Format Frost) @blackup x @thejenniejenkins highlighting palette 02 LIPS: @inglot_rsa HD Lip Tint Matte (shade 42) @kkwbeauty Crème Liquid Lipstick (shade Kimberly)

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Charli the Bearded Beauty Boy

From Cape Town, this freelance makeup and hair stylist is another must follow if you’re looking for unique looks, fabulousity and grooming goodies. He took part in the NYX #FACEAWARDS SA 2019 with incredible works of art, including Neon Saviour and Tattoo Temple. Check out his YouTube page to see what these creations looked like and how he created them. He is active on Instagram daily and shares amazing makeup inspiration, GRWM videos and product reviews.

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Day 1/21 | Green Statement 🦠 #21DaysOfBeauty As we all are staying home and safe I've decided to challenge myself to create a makeup look every day while counting down the 21 days of isolation. In the first of 21, I've recreated my @beautyrevolution_za 2020 statement green makeup look from the Saturday event. Check out my YouTube channel to see how I created this look. Link in bio 🔝 + @laneige_kr Mini Lip Sleeping Mask from @luxeloftsa @goshsouthafrica Chameleon Under Eye Primer @benefitsouthafrica The POREfessional: Hydrate Primer @maccosmeticsafrica 24-Hour Extend Eye Base @maccosmetics Strobe Cream Peachlite All Day Tight Make Up Setting Fixx from @revlonsa ColorStay Full Coverage Foundation, 310 @revlon PhotoReady CANDID Antioxidant Concealer, 022 @revlonsa ColorStay Lifeproof Stick Foundation, 520 @maccosmeticsafrica Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder @physiciansformulasouthafrica Butter Bronzer, Deep Bronze @maccosmetics Powder Blush, Burnt Pepper @catrice.cosmetics LumiNice Highlight & Bronze Glow Palette, 020 Feel Gold by @cosmetix_sa @benefitcosmetics Precisely, My Brow Pencil, Shade 4 @nyxcosmetics_sa, OFF TROPIC Pro Liner, So Fresh @maccosmeticsafrica Art Library: Its Designer, My Kid Could Make That @revlon ColorStay Looks Book, Player @benefitsouthafrica Roller Lash Mascara Lashes, Long Island @revlonsa Ultra HD Vinyl Lip Polish, Date Night + Please tag me in your recreation OR send me any suggestions/ looks you think I should recreate during my 21 Days challenge. #review #beautyreview #mua #instabeauty #instamakeup #makeupaddict #makeuplover #motd #avantgardemakeup #creativemakeup #fantasymakeup #makeupformen #thepowerofmakeup #manmakeup #makeuprevolution #malemakeupartist #boyglam #boymua #glamboyz #boyswhowearmakeup #guysinmakeup #malemua

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Thandi Gama

From travel and fashion to lifestyle and makeup, Thandi Gama has got you covered in all aspects of the world of beauty. We’re fond of her GRWM videos that compile an entire gorgeous look from hair to makeup and the outift, her Issa Vlog series, skincare routines, product reviews, try-on hauls and more. Visit her social media platforms and give her a follow!

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Arnando Gericke, also known as PlumBoyy, has wowed us with his out-of-this-world talent and makeup creations on his Instagram account! Give him a follow and you’ll see what we mean. We absolutely adore his creativity and his amazing sense of humour (his Insta-stories can be quite hilarious!) And what we didn’t know is the fact that he is self-taught. If you love his smokey date night glam look below, watch the Insta-story! With a little practice, anyone can do this look.

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/ • Mascara – @benefitsouthafrica Bad Gal Bang Mascara • Lips – @ofracosmeticssa Liquid Lipstick in Dubai • Eyes – @chick.cosmetics_ Nightwind Eyeshadow Palette • Primer – @benefitsouthafrica Hydrating Porefessional Primer • Brows – @benefitsouthafrica Precisely My Brow Pencil • Highlight – @benefitsouthafrica Pink Squad Palette • Eye Base – @plouise_makeup_academy Eye Base from @shopbettyonline • Foundation – @revlonsa Life Proof Foundation • Contouring and Blush – @benefitsouthafrica Cheekleaders 'Pink Squad' Palette • Lashes – @hebebeautyofficial – #makeup #nyxcosmetics #benefitcosmetics #jeffreestar #jeffreestarcosmetics #cosmetics #beautyboy #blonde #lashes #drag #dragqueen #makeuptutorial #boldlips #rupaul #likeforlike #like4like #l4l #creative #creativemakeup #hearts

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SheWolf SA

This beautiful lady is wonderful, inside and out. SheWolf SA, or Hannah Kruyer, uploads YouTube videos every Friday that focus on beauty, lifestyle, travel and hair. And you’ll see a lot of collabs on the social media channels with makeup bestie, Charli the Bearded Beauty Boy. They’re definitely a hilarious duo. Follow her on Instagram for some amazing makeup inspiration.

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Do you also love shopping for international makeup brands to add to your collection? Here’s where you can find your favourites in South Africa at affordable prices! Thank us later.

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