Hirsch’s Strubens Valley recently held their monthly Women’s Business Networking event and invited Nqobile Nkosi, an Image Consultant & Makeup Artist to be the guest speaker.
Nqobile commented: “It starts with the inside, because what you feel inside shows on the outside.
My business mantra is “bringing out your inner beauty” and you certainly don’t have to break the bank to look and feel good. You are beautiful whether you believe it or not and regardless of what anyone else may have said to you.’
“While I believe in creating my own style because fashion and trends come and go, having knowledge of a few tips and trends for your makeup and your styling will help as a guide: Keep your makeup clean and suited for the event that you are going to. Your image matters because people see your outer being first before they have to hear what you have to say.
I always advocate for makeup looks that enhance your existing beauty. This, therefore, means that you need to understand the correct shades suited for your skin tone. A red lipstick shade is not the same on everyone & neither is a nude lipstick (you don’t want to wear the wrong shade here and end up looking “hungry”)
Current Makeup trends are bright eyeshadow, glossy lips, and natural-looking eyebrows. “
She concluded the morning by saying:
“For your styling – not every color will look good on you. Know and understand what works for you. Learn tips of how to highlight or conceal areas of your body to make you look chick and elegant. Make use of clothing shapes and patterns to assist with this and be effortlessly stylish.
Remember the color white tends to have an “expanding effect” while black has a slimming effect.
Current styling & image trends are animal print, puffy shoulders, and blazers.
Remember, if you feel good on the inside, you will make an effort to look good on the outside, because, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL and your image matters.”