beauty fest




How to apply makeup?

Start off by prepping your skin with a high-quality cleanser, toner and moisturiser. Next up is a face primer to ensure that your makeup stays in place all day. Use foundation + concealer, in your shade, as your first layers of makeup. Follow this step by applying blush to the apples of the cheeks and bronzer in the shape of a '3', from your forehead in towards your nose and down along your jawline. Accentuate your eyes with a dab of eyeshadow, eyeliner and coat of mascara on your lashes. Finish off your look with a lick of lipstick and highlighter on your cheekbones.

How to apply foundation?

Start off by using a makeup primer to ensure a long-lasting wear of foundation. Choose a foundation that accommodates your skin type and add a few drops using your hands, a foundation brush or beauty blender. Once you feel satisfied with the amount of coverage on your skin, spritz your face with setting spray to ensure that your foundation stays in place.

How to apply eyeliner?

Choose your eyeliner of choice, whether it be liquid-based for easy precision or a pencil liner for a smudged look, and line the inner edge of your eyelids with a steady hand. Use tape to delineate a 'wing' or cotton buds and makeup remover to create and rectify the line you desire. Don't panic if things go wrong, you can always start again until you nail it.

How to apply bronzer?

Sun kissed all-year round? Bronzer is a simple and effective way to add a deepened colour to your skin. Start off by dabbing a makeup brush into the product, tapping away any excess product and swabbing onto your face as you feel necessary. Be cautious to apply lighter layers at a time to avoid an unnatural look. Bronzer can be used on your entire face, your neckline or perhaps areas that you would like to contour like the cheeks, nose and forehead.

What is foundation?

Foundation is a cosmetic product used to give an even, uniform colour of complexion to the skin. It is primarily used on the face and is available in a variety of consistencies, mainly liquid or powder, with active ingredients suited for different, specific skin types. Foundation is used as the base layer to makeup application but can also function as a moisturiser, sunscreen or primer.

How to apply highlighter?

Use highlighter to accentuate the best attributes of your face. Love you lips, eyes, nose or cheekbones? Simply dab to the desired areas a few times so that it catches light and emphasize your favourite facial features. There are no rules. Apply it to the outer edges of your cheekbones, the cupid's bow on top of your mouth, the button of your nose, the inner corners of your eyes or your brow bones.

What is concealer?

A concealer, also known color corrector, is a cosmetic product used to minimise the appearance of blemishes, dark circles, age spots and pores on the face. It is used before or after the application of foundation to create a uniform complexion as the base of your makeup application. Concealer can also be used to rectify eye looks gone awol.

How to apply mascara?

Start off by selecting a mascara that meets your needs: lengthening, thickening or voluminising. For a more dramatic look, use an eyelash curler before applying the product. Apply the mascara from the base of your lashes, in a side-to-side motion, towards the tips of your lashes. Apply multiple coats depending on how bold you want the end result to be.

What is bronzer?

Easiest way to get a tan? Bronzer is a cosmetic product used to deepen the colour and complexion of your skin tone. Bronzer can also be used to contour the face and define it by accentuating your bone structure. Available in both liquid and powder form, bronzer gives that healthy look of a sunkissed glow.

What is bronzer used for?

Bronzer is a cosmetic product used to deepen the colour and complexion of your skin tone. Primarily used on the face, bronzer gives the illusion of a sun-kissed glow and can accentuate the bone structure of your face by contouring certain areas. Bronzer can also be used on the neck and collar bone area to give your skin a richer complexion.

What is the best eyeliner?

The best eyeliner depends on the desired finish. Looking for an easy application with a defined, end result? Opt for a liquid liner. This is ideal for everyday use as it is quick and easy. If you want a smudged and less defined look, then go for an eyeliner pencil. Pencils are great for those who love a smokey eye and bold eye looks. Eyeliners are also available in a variety of shades, to compliment your eye colour or the shades of your eyeshadows.

What is the best mascara to use?

Looking for longer lashes? Perhaps more volume or waterproof wear? Mascaras are available in an array of formulas and application tools to meet your lovable, lash needs. Decide on the lash enhancement you desire, pick your desired colour and opt for a long-wearing formula to see you through the day.

What is the best lip gloss?

The best lip gloss is one that lasts a full day and has a non-sticky formulation. Depending on whether you wear it on its own or as a top coat to lipstick or lip balm, there are many different lustrous,ultra glossy and tinted formulas to give you the look you want and a kissable pout. An everyday, go-to lip gloss would be a clear gloss to lather over your favourite shade of lipstick for when you are in the mood for a glossy lip.

How to use lip gloss?

There are no rules when it comes to lip gloss. Use this makeup product on its own or as the top coat to your favourite lipstick or lip balm. Simply dip the applicator into the product and cover the entirety of your lips. Apply as many coats as you feel fit, whether you are looking for a light sheen or impeccably glossy lips.

How to use loose powder?

Loose powder is used as the foundation layer of makeup, to mattify oily areas or to set your makeup for long lasting wear. Use a Kabuki or fluffy makeup brush to add the powder to the desired areas, before or/and after you have applied a full face of makeup. Finish it off with setting spray to ensure your makeup stays in place all day.

What is the best lipstick?

That's for you to decide. Lipstick is now available in every shade with a finish to meet your every desire. Opt for a long lasting lipstick in the formulation of your choice – matter, gloss, lustre – and a shade that works for your everyday makeup look or perhaps a bolder colour for those special occasions.

When is Beauty Festival in South Africa?

South Africa's beauty festival usually takes place in and around the month April but differs from company to company. Superbalist's Beauty Festival takes place between 25 March and 1 April with 8 Days of Beauty. Within this week, Superbalist offers daily deals on makeup, skincare, nail care, haircare and fragrances from top international and local brands.

What Superbalist is doing for Beauty Festival 2020?

Superbalist will be celebrating all things self love and beauty by hosting 7 Days of Beauty By You with a week of deals and sales on makeup, skincare, nail care, haircare and fragrances. Our online offering includes top international and local, South African brands with the likes of M·A·C, Estee Lauder, Skoon and Hey Gorgeous.


Superbalist is hosting a week of online beauty offers with a sale on makeup, skincare, nailcare, haircare + fragrances. It’s time to amp up your self-care routine, feel good about what you put on your skin and have fun with new makeup. Our online range of cosmetics includes everything from makeup tools, face masks + seasonal scents; to a wide range of foundation shades + luxury makeup brands.

Whether you want to support local with a brand like Skoon, get luxurious with Estée Lauder, try out International products from K-beauty brand Holika Holika or upgrade your makeup routine with an experimental brand like M·A·C — we’ve got every style of beauty + skincare covered.

The biggest secret to flawless beauty? A reliable skincare routine. Before applying your favourite shades of makeup, be sure to turn to reputable brands like Glamglow, Clinique and L’Oreal Paris. Essentials for skincare include products like cleansers, moisturiser, face masks, toners, sunscreen and exfoliators. If you are looking to treat your skin, then opt for brightening serums, night creams, and scented lip balms. Be sure to check out our online offering of skincare products and brands on sale right now.

Now that your skincare routine is impeccable, it’s time to turn to the fun stuff. Start off with a makeup primer to ensure your makeup lasts all day. Next up, foundation. Opt for a product in your shade that best suits your skin type. We offer matte foundation, foundation for oily skin, foundation for dry skin, liquid foundation, powder foundation, and of course, full coverage foundation. Now that the canvas has been set, you can turn to blush, in cream or powder form, and bronzers. Make use of top brands like Revlon and Rimmel to find the perfect matte lipstick, lustre lipstick, lipgloss and all your other lipstick, lip balm and lip-liner needs. Superbalist also has everything you need to create an eye look that is perfect for a day at the office or a night out with friends. Be sure to use the best mascaras for lengthening your lashes or adding volume, eyeshadow palettes for a demure look or something more bold and daring. Finish off the eyes with eyeliner, whether it be liquid eyeliner or pencil eyeliner. Last on the list for your makeup routine? Setting spray. Don’t let all your hard work go to waste – use a high-quality setting spray to ensure your makeup lasts all day.

Treat yourself to some extra pampering with haircare and nailcare from brands like Essie, Balmain Paris, Hey Gorgeous and Morgan Taylor; that offer the best nail polish, nail paint, hair styling products, combs, hair accessories and nail accessories. Whether you want to go daring with red nail polish or like to keep it classic with the perfect nude shade, our top brands have every shade, tool and accessories you could dream of.

Be sure to never leave the house without wearing this beauty product: a fragrance. Get your signature scent online or spoil those closets with a gift set of luxury fragrances from the likes of Michael Kors, Gucci and Jimmy Choo.