Black is beautiful. Africa, which is known to have a rich and colorful history in the beauty. industry. The country is known for its culture, tradition, languages and even in beauty trends.
7,000 years ago when the cosmetic body art which is known as the earliest form or ritual in human culture began. The first evidence came from tribes which used red mineral pigments called red ochre. It was associated with the arrival of the homo sapiens in Africa.
Body art has always been a sign of social status, background and social markers in African culture. Details are more complicated and elaborated if you have a higher rank. Colors and patterns communicate a message in most tribes.
Years later, the literacy and independence of women arise. Young people started to explore internet, and there began the demand of cosmetics. International brands Revlon, L’Oréal, and Estēe Lauder distributed and established their brands in South Africa. South African makeup brands have been also making a name for themselves, locally and internationally.
Now, Africa’s beauty culture still trends, especially the ancient beauty trend, some of which are even mimicked in many parts of the worlds.
Whether you’re shopping online or visiting the local markets, go ahead and check out these makeup stores below. Be sure to drop by or visit their website.
Their history started in 1997 with the distribution rights for Make Up For Ever, which totaled 3 stand-alone stores by 2005. They created the first store in South Africa that carried several brands.
This store is amazingly versatile. They sell a large amount of prestige beauty products, including makeup, skincare, and haircare. This is located in Woodmead Retail Park, Hyde Park Corner and Melrose Arch,
They also offer a door-to-door delivery, wrapped in a classy box, completed with a selection of beauty samples.
Ascot has been supplying branded cosmetics and fragrances for the last 30 years. They carry large stocks of inventory, from the classic to new innovated brands. Throughout the years, clients and buyers travel from the furthest reaches in South Africa to visit their shop and take advantage of their bargains.
Their store is located in Turffontein, Johannesburg South, Gauteng. With the internet evolving and people adapting to the new normal, they created an online website where people can easily access their full product range.
Beautique South Africa
Who doesn’t want Kylie Cosmetics, or Jeffree Star Cosmetics or the Ordinary? That’s when Beautique started, when the owner was inspired by the demand of international makeup brands and skincare in South Africa. They stock a large variety as well as volume of quantities of branded cosmetics and even brings the latest collections after the launch.
Their store is located at the Fashion Studio, based in Centurion, Pretoria. You can purchase and view their catalogue strictly y appointment.
You can also order thru their website and will be delivered to your door.
Other Makeup Stores
- MAC – Located in Fourways Mall, Johannesburg. Cresta Mall JK Jamaat KKahan Salaah Room Mosque, and Victroria Wharf Shopping Centre.
- Revlon – Located in Isando, Kempton Park.
- Kryolan – Located in Louwlardia, Centurion,
- Urban Decay – Located in Menlyn Park Shopping Centre
- Bobbi Brown – Mall of Africa