Pay day has come and gone, but most of us still have a little cash lurking in our bank accounts, just dying to be spent. Check out our October beauty haul and you’ll know exactly what to spend it on.


1. Clarins Skin Illusion Natural Hydrating Foundation SPF 15

Summer is around the corner, and the last thing you want when the weather is hot is a heavy face of make-up. This new foundation from Clarins is incredibly lightweight and hydrating, and gives a sheer tint to the skin while concealing imperfections.

2. L’Oréal Paradise Extatic Mascara

South African beauty junkies have been waiting for this international best-seller to hit local stores, and it finally has. This mascara offers some serious volume while separating and defining lashes to make your look pimped-out but polished.

3. Revlon PhotoReady Galaxy Dream Highlighting Palette

Festival season is here, which means that there is no reason NOT to rock some unconventional highlighter colours. This palette has shimmery blue, purple, green and pink, which is perfect for the carefree summer days. We love options!

4. Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette

We have all been waiting with bated breathe for the latest Urban Decay palette to be released, and it’s safe to say that the agonising wait was worth it. This cherry-hued collection is as cute as it is versatile, with 10 great light and dark shades to choose from.

5. Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Blush

Powder blush is great, but it does have a tendency to look ashy if not applied correctly. And hey, we’re not all make-up artists. This one, however, contains nourishing murumuru butter which ensures that it glides on with ease and looks 100% natural.

6. Aromatica Natural Coconut Cleansing Oil

This gem is a trusted favourite in South Korea and it has now made its way to local K-Beauty distributers. This oil cleanser breaks down and removes stubborn make-up and grime while simultaneously nourishing the skin and leaving it soft and clear.

7. Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly

Gel and jelly formulas are all the rage in the beauty world at the moment, which means that Clinique is bang on trend. This product is not only fun to apply but helps to protect the skin from environmental damage while offering 24 hours of hydration.

8. Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel

If your skin is starting to look a bit lacklustre and you want to restore its glow, then this system by Dermalogica needs a slot in your beauty regimen immediately. It not only restores radiance but visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines as well.

9. Palmer’s Coconut Oil Anti-Oxidant Firming Lotion

Got some wobbly bits that could do with a bit of TLC? We hear you, and so did the good folks at Palmer’s. This lotion, which doesn’t contain any harmful ingredients, is chock-full of antioxidants which will help to make your skin firmer and more radiant.

10. Dolce & Gabbana The Only One EDP

The latest fragrance from D&G is as classic and sophisticated as the other perfumes in this beloved range. This powdery scent has notes of violet, coffee, vanilla and caramel, which come together to create something that is truly intoxicating.

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