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Shahnaz Loves Beauty

I wanted to create a shoot that highlighted the hair with a touch of quirky makeup. After all my hair training from the London Hair Academy I decided to shoot a hair editorial and Lucys Magazine decided to feature it. Happy Days. The main focus of the hair is braiding and the different braiding hair styles. I collaborated with local South African jewellery brand Matter Of Fakt to add extra dimension to the shoot plus dress the braids up a little bit. The cuffs are actual ear cuffs but you can so rock them in your hair. I tried to keep it simple with the skin, the jewellery and the nails so that all the real focus is on the hair styles.

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I totally focused on amazing skincare you know my beauty routine if you follow me but here is a quick overview of what I used. I don’t only focus on Mac skincare but I needed some serious hydration for Gabrielle’s skin:

Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist

Mac Lightful C Marine Bright Serum

Mac Prep + Prime Skin Radiance

Mac Fast Response Eye Cream

Mac Mineralized Charge Moisture Gel


The key makeup elements for the shoot:

Mac Face and Body Foundation

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer

Swiitch Beauty Holy Grail Flash Case

Morphe Bronzer Palette

Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo in Panaroma

Chanel Le Vernis in New Dawn (travel diaries fall collection)

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Click here for the link to the story and check out some amazing beauty and fashion editorials on the magazine.

Makeup and Hair: Yours Truly

Photographer: Torne Velk

Model: Gabrielle Pollock at Boss Model

Jewellery: Matter Of Fakt

Magazine: Lucysmagazine

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