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Marie Claire South Africa

Marie Claire South Africa January - February 2018

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.

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Associated Magazines (Pty) Ltd
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in this issue

3 min.
let’s begin again

I love a fresh start. Who doesn’t? The idea that every day ahead is a blank page, just waiting to be written on, gives even the most cynical of us a burst of energy. While New Year’s resolutions may be a passé concept – often associated with the guilt of previous years, when you never looked at the bloody list again after making it – I can’t advise scrapping the process of reflection entirely. On the eve of a fresh chapter, deciding what is worth hanging on to in this new year (and what to leave behind) can influence the course of the next 365 days in unexpected ways. One of the phrases I scribbled on my list for 2015 has remained with me ever since: ‘Let go or be…

1 min.
marieclaire.co.za

LETTER OF THE MONTH I loved the November issue of Marie Claire. The Jessica Biel cover was so beautiful and striking. The features section was full of great articles, but two that really stood out for me were ‘Wellness is the new black’ and the @Work feature ‘Why “do what you love” may be the worst career advice ever’. Both pieces really got me thinking and questioning things in my life – where I’m at in my career journey and how seriously I’m taking my health and wellness. Keep up the good work, MC team. – Candice May The author of each month’s winning letter receives a year’s subscription to Marie Claire. Send your letters to lynette@assocmedia.co.za or tweet us @MarieClaireSA HELLA GOOD We chart cover star Gwen Stefani’s career highlights, from making ska…

3 min.
a step closer to equality

Saudi women will finally be allowed to enter sport stadiums in selected areas of Saudi Arabia – a huge step forward in realising a more liberal and equal society. Women who wish to watch sport will now be able to do so at stadiums in Jeddah, Dammam and Riyadh. This progress comes shortly after the ban on female drivers was lifted in 2017 (effective June this year). Both rulings are aligned to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s vision for the country by 2030: a liberal nation with a diversified economy. PERU MY MEASUREMENTS ARE... During the competition for the title of Miss Peru 2018, instead of revealing their hip, waist and bust measurements on stage, each of the 23 contestants shared the shocking statistics of violence against women in Peru. The participants wanted…

1 min.
hey, loud mouth

GET THE LOOK SS17/18 runways were filled with models sporting striking lip colours. Whether you prefer glossy brights or matte hues, there’s a shade for everyone. Here’s how to rock a powerful pout: • Make sure your lips are exfoliated, especially if you’ll be wearing matte lipstick. Using a primer will help to keep the colour firmly in place. • To get the best colour pay-off from your lipstick, dab tinted moisturiser or foundation on to your lips to create a neutral and even base. • Lining your lips in the same shade as your lipstick (or a similar one) will ensure it won’t bleed out. A liner also helps to create the illusion of fuller lips. • You may need to touch up the colour throughout the day, so keep your lipstick and your…

1 min.
under cover

NIVEA PROTECT & REFRESH SPF30 INVISIBLE COOLING MIST R140 is a transparent and non-greasy spray that is absorbed quickly into the skin without white residue. LA ROCHE-POSAY ANTHELIOS XL SPF50+ FLUID ULTRA-LIGHT R230 protects the skin from damaging UV rays that cause sunburn, and DNA damage that can lead to skin cancer. It has an ultralight, moisturising texture that is instantly absorbed into the skin without being sticky. AVÈNE EMULSION SPF50+ R230 is ideal for sensitive and normal-to-combination skin. It is fragrance free, has a light, mattifying texture and is water-resistant to boot. NIMUE SUN-C TINTED SPF40 R505 comes in three different shades. The sunscreen has coated pigments that offer protection from the sun and add light coverage, preventing streaks and ensuring an even and natural-looking application. VICHY IDÉAL SOLEIL SPF20 R260 limits your…

1 min.
glow, girl

MUST-HAVE Switching to waterproof mascara for poolside days? Try VICHY Pureté Thermale Waterproof Eye Make-Up Remover R249. It’s super-effective yet gentle, removing all traces of eye make-up without rubbing. Its star ingredient is Vichy mineralising water, which helps to strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier and leaves it soft, clean and matte. QUICK FIXES Stash these in your beach bag to keep your face looking fresh 1. ELIZABETH ARDEN Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist R350 2. BENEFIT Cha Cha Tint R465 3. PALLADIO Rice Paper Oil-absorbing Blotting Tissues with Rice Powder R70 4. BOBBI BROWN Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick R485 BASE CAMP You need a reliable primer and foundation if your make-up is going to survive sunny days. SMASHBOX Photo Finish Foundation Primer R470 is lightweight and oil-free. The transparent gel is absorbed easily, minimises fine lines and pores,…