Marie Claire South Africa April 2017

Marie Claire South Africa is an iconic, trendsetting title for discerning, fashion-conscious women. It's a brand of depth and substance and offers a journalistic angle on issues not covered by other fashion magazines. Marie Claire is for multifaceted women with a shared mind-set: they are curious about the world and empathize with other women, and their interests range from social issues to fashion trends. The brand provides content not found anywhere else in South Africa: dynamic, picture-led reportage, real women’s stories, critical reporting and sophisticated fashion and beauty across age categories. Please note: this digital version of the magazine does not include the covermount items you would find on printed newsstand copies.

South Africa
Associated Magazines (Pty) Ltd
Back issues only
16,33 kr.(Inkl. moms)

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2 min
beauty’s new mood

Throughout my teens and early twenties – to be honest, for most of my life – I hated my nose. I didn’t believe that it was the pretty, pert nose that belongs on my face. Mine is big with a hook, and I was told that with age it would get even longer and more hooked. I hated all angles of my very small face, but especially my profile. Then I met the man with whom I’ve spent more years than any other: my hairstylist. The wonderful Neil Starr told me very early on in our relationship – in fact, at my very first visit to his funky, pink salon – that I have a beautiful nose. ‘Look at that profile,’ he said. ‘It is beautiful!’ I’ve remained faithful to him…

1 min
meet our beauty team

JUANA PARATHYRAS, BEAUTY DIRECTOR ‘Someone once told me: “Give a woman the right lipstick and she can conquer the world.” That’s what I love most about beauty – its ability to give you confidence in who you are. A beauty product should never define you; it should just give you that little push you sometimes need to step out into the world.’ NCUMISA MAHKONJWA, BEAUTY EDITOR ‘To me, beauty means being confident in yourself and embracing your “imperfections”. As an accident-prone child, I collected a few scars on my legs and one on my face. They made me very insecure and it took years for me to be okay with them. Now I think they make me interesting and I’ve come to enjoy retelling the stories of how I got them.’ PHOTOGRAPHS IMAXTREE, STEVE…

1 min
stepping up

‘Zest is the secret of all beauty,’ Christian Dior famously posited. Had he been among the crowd packed into Paris’ Musée Rodin last autumn to watch his house’s new artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, debut her first collection, no doubt he would have been pleased. As Beyoncé’s power anthem ‘Flawless’ pumped in the background, a parade of tulle skirts, quilted fencing jackets, spaghetti-strap gowns and slogan tees (emblazoned with messages like ‘dio(r)evolution’ and ‘we should all be feminists’ – a nod to the viral 2013 TEDx talk by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who sat in the front row) made their way down the runway. Maria played with house codes like side-buttoned bar jackets, full skirts and scalloped trim, but she turned an eye towards younger generations by mixing in streetwear…

1 min
stand tall

RED LIPSTICK is classic, elegant and timeless. Wear it when you need a confidence boost and to feel your most glamorous. A blue-based red will make your teeth look extra white. NUDE LIPSTICK comes in shades of light beige to warm brown. Wear up to two shades darker than your natural lip colour for the perfect match. PURPLE LIPSTICK will bring out the rebel in you. When you want to make a statement, purple shades are bold and daring enough to set you apart. COMPILED BY JUANA PARATHYRAS PHOTOGRAPH ANDRÉ WEPENER/PIXEL LOUNGE…

1 min
ten of the best

1 ANTI-SHRINKAGE To avoid a shrinking afro after washing, try LADINE NATURAL THERAPY MOISTURIZING ANTI-SHRINKAGE CREAM R166. Non-sticky, it enhances curls without weighing them down. 2 STRENGTH Give over-processed hair some relief with SCHWARZKOPF BONACURE FIBRE FORCE FORTIFYING PRIMER SPRAY CONDITIONER R320. It strengthens fibres, seals the hair’s surface and provides heat protection for blow-drying. 3 GLOSS To keep hair from frizzing, use TRESEMMÉ KERATIN SMOOTH KERATIN DEEP TREATMENT MASQUE R80. It leaves hair feeling soft, with up to 48 hours of gloss. 4 HOLD Smooth down your edges with DR. MIRACLE’S STYLE EDGE HOLDING GEL R90. It works perfectly on relaxed, weaved, braided or natural hair. 5 VOLUMISE Ramp up your volume with MOROCCANOIL ROOT BOOST R360. Use before heat-styling for long-lasting texture. 6 REPAIR Formulated with coconut oil and Tahitian Monoi oil, PALMER’S REPAIRING CONDITIONER R74 deeply hydrates and…

3 min
vanity files

COLOUR CRUSH A new range of Ciaté eyeshadow palettes has just arrived in South Africa – each consisting of nine carefully curated shades. The brand’s trademark double-dose finely milled pigments go from subtle to bold instantly, and blend effortlessly. The colour payoff in one swipe is vivid and stays put without creasing. BEAUTY BUZZ CHANEL BLUE SERUM Inspired by the world’s blue zones – Okinawa, Ikaria, Sardinia, Loma Linda and Nicoya, where people live longer, healthier lives – Chanel has released a serum to improve the longevity of your skin. The international research community believes that high-quality food, regular exercise, stress management and a culture of social bonding are key to a healthy life. Armed with this information, Chanel researchers set out to create a product that mimicked these four factors. They identified plant-based…