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#ThrowbackThursday Benefit Brow Masterclass !

September 1, 2016
*Editors Note* Hey guys , we’re gonna be starting a throwback Thursday series on products that are oldies but still goodies.  Do out ever wonder why you just stop using a certain product but when you’re going through the mountain of beauty products and either find an empty bottle (cringe , bad habits) or just a products that’s kinda full. These products are still really good and we actually felt a difference after using them again. 

Since this is the first #ThrowbachThursday 

I will be doing it a bit differently. Benefit Cosmetics is one of my favourite brands because they know just how to cater and fix your specific problems. They’ve always been Brown Gurus for a very long time but they just released a full brow line with up to 6 different shades that helps with shaping , filling and just overall grooming. If you want to see a review ,it will be coming soon. 

People often forget how important brows are and how they can either pull together or ruin a look. If eyes are the windows to the soul then your brows have to be those fine ass silk curtains imported from Turkey.  

Just to show how much Benefit cares for our brows , they often hold Brow Masterclasses for their beloved customers where they show you the best secrets to be a BeneBabe. Kiki and I luckily won on Instagram to be part of the masterclass but we only realized that it was the next day and in Cape Town after we won (hahaha). I was heading down to Cape Town to visit a friend , so I just convinced  her to come along. It as my first time stepping foot into Canal Walk (how surprising , do I even live in SA?) and the Benefit stand in Edgars was decorated and looked like a make up haven just for us 🎉🎉 

With yummy cupcakes and Champers , the head trainer for Benefit South Africa , Lauren Englebrecht, @lauren_eng, (follow her on Instagram for update on what Benefit is up to and also to pick up a few essential tips) 

We began our wonderful masterclass where we learn how to shape our brows according to our facial features with the infamous brow mapping tool , with the well known Brow Zings , Gimme brows and High Brow Pencil. 

Without at least shaping my eyes brows before attending , Lauren still managed to tame and transform my brows that were in such a sad state 😂😂 

This was such a fun and great experience , it shows how much Benefit really does provide a problem fixing solution to your beauty problem. 

The new Benefit Brow collection on now available in stores and on Red Square Online.

Love, Gigi


June Iconique Favourites 2016

July 4, 2016

Namaslay Iconique Beauties

Time has flown by and we’re already halfway through the year. Most the products listed aren’t necessarily new June products but rather the ones we fell in love with the most.


We could swear that the Garnier Micellar Water is our holy grail in terms of make up remover.*Heart Eyes* It makes such a tedious task in to one of ease. The make up comes off almost immediately and it takes two to three sweeps across the face to remove majority of the make up.It leaves our skin feeling so refreshed and like we used the tears of angels to wash our faces (haha).

Garnier has also developed one that caters to those with sensitive skin and is available at Dischem , Clicks and other pharmacies for R63.95 .

Kylie Cosmetics 

With the new craze surrounding these fabulous products , we just had to get our hands on these. Exposed lip kit and King K Metal Matte Lipstick were released in June and they are really worth the wait and amount paid. The lipsticks manage to adjust to suit all skin tones (for those who are darker skinned and area bit hesitant to wear the pinks). King K is not like other metallic lip glosses or lipsticks as is doesn’t have a glitter filled look but rather truly like metal because it’s super pigmented.

Kylie Cosmetics are now available for pre-order through our Salon , Iconique Beautique.

Giorgio Armani

The Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is heaven sent. the collection has a wide range of colours which is sometimes difficult to find when it comes to luxury products. this foundation has a light to medium coverage and has a lightweight feel. It matches our skin perfectly and it doesn’t leave any dry patches as we had with our previous foundation. Your skin will look like its embedded with silk. YAAAAS

Unfortunately the Giorgio Armani products are limited to perfumes in South Africa.

Benefit Cosmetics 

Benefit always manages to cater directly to any problem that you can face make up wise. The They’re Real Mascara helps with a on-the-go look if you want dramatic eyelashes in a hurry and without the stress of putting on falsies. Its a staple in our make up bags and you can genuinely fool anyone into believing that they are your real lashes.

They’re Real Mascara comes in three shades and retail for R335 at Red Square Online and at Benefit counters in selected Edgars stores.

Swissdent (from Gigi)

I have a major discolouration problem with my teeth ever since I got my braces taken off and I have tried every pharmacy whitening product under sun, some were great and others weren’t. After reading reviews online on the Swissdent Extreme Toothpaste, I gave a try and even bought the Swisssdent toothbrush to get full usage out of the product. I could see an immediate difference after brushing and even a week after when I used my normal toothbrush. I could say even though its a bit on the expensive side for toothpaste, it gives a drastic change in colour when comparing to pharmacy brands. this is perfect for those who suffer from discolouration due to smoking , red wine , tea and coffee.

Swissdent products are available at Metropolitain Cosmetics and the Extreme toothpaste retails for R395.


We hope you found our favourites super enlightening and useful in your journey to becoming an Iconique Beauty !

XOXO , Gigi and Koko