If you’ve been subscribers of Rave Review since we went live six years ago then you’ll know that one of my greatest loves and passions is all things makeup. The Oxford Dictionary defines my must haves as 'products used to enhance and beautify the appearance or fragrance of the body', and while we cannot argue with the powers that be all the way in Oxford, we have a definition of our own. In my world, my makeup collection is my most prized possession; it’s the kind of love that beauty editors know to be true. Lets be honest, when we pack our bags to travel somewhere, how on earth do we choose between each ‘baby’ so that we don’t hurt one of their feelings or make them feel unloved. In turn we end up leaving clothes behind and taking them all instead, because we can. We make sure that there are at least three lip liners and co-ordinated lippy’s in our handbags just incase the need to jump from one event to the next arises; and let’s not forget to throw in a handy gloss and small eyeshadow compact to take us from day to night if necessary.  For true makeup lovers, our products and tools help us to feel confident, and for me, it’s even led me to become a makeup artist. Make no mistake, for so many women, your makeup becomes your identity.  

Every great love story faces trials and tribulations. For South African beauty editors, makeup artists and beauty fanatics, the struggle is real. Sure, we get some fabulous international brands here now, but what makes us really sad is seeing all our favourite YouTubers gushing about the latest launches from brands like Sephora, Eyeko, Too Faced, NARS, Anastasia Beverly Hills and so many more. Kind of a Debbie Downer if you ask me. But ladies, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and thanks to one gorgeous beauty named Andrea Herman, she’s making sure that local gals can get their hands on 100% AUTHENTIC international products at the most affordable prices. Meet your new bestie, her name? EyeSeeHueMakeup.




Makeup is there for us through thick and thin, and never lets us down. Whether it’s a bold red lip to take on the world, or a gorgeous highlight and contour to accentuate and enhance one’s natural beauty, it leaves us feeling fabulous and so does EyeSeeHueMakeup. Andrea Herman is a qualified makeup artist with an incredible love for beauty products. She saw a fabulous gap in the market when she was on a recent overseas trip and brought back products to sell here. Now I’ve seen tons of people on Instagram selling international brands, some really fabulous, but the difference between EyeSeeHueMakeup and the rest? Affordability. Andrea has made sure that not only is the product you’re buying 100% authentic, but it won’t bankrupt you in the process of buying it, leaving you to mortgage your home, or heaven forbid having to sell your beloved Jimmy Choo's.

EyeSeeHueMakeup is selling incredible products from brands that we have dreamt about using. We’re talking Too Faced, Eyeko, Lipstick Queen, Beauty Blender and so much more to come in 2017. We will be doing some fabulous one on one reviews with each product starting this week, and what could be better than Sephora’s Kiss Me Lip Balms.



Oh my goodness, these little dome shaped lovelies had my heart at first application. First off, lets talk packaging. How gorgeous would this be as a stocking stuffer for Christmas?? These yummy balms are a kissable, scented balm. The description says subtle colour, but I found that if I exfoliated my lips before hand, the colour was just gorgeous and perfect to even throw into your beach bag for that perfect tinted pout. The similar EOS shaped dome applicator makes it super easy to apply, wear and reapply as often as you like. Another bonus - this product is not tested on animals and is cruelty-free. I’ve been loving the shades Candy Apple and Cotton Candy and definitely plan on getting the rest of them to add to my collection. They are delish!




Next from Sephora is their cult product, something that’s on the wish lists of every beauty guru out there. Now we know why. The Sephora collection face mask has fast become the go-to beauty product for so many people. Why? Because of the benefits, how easy it is to use and the results after use. These are sheet masks which make them really easy to apply. This incredible set features six sheet masks in Orchid, Lotus, Algae, Rose, Pomegranate and Avocado. We will be doing a more in depth review of this in a separate post. 



EyeSeeHueMakeup appreciate people’s love of makeup and also the money we spend on it. That’s why we love them so much. They’re making top international brands available to everyone on every budget. Not to mention that they’ll have you looking on trend and the envy of all other gals. Give them a visit on their website and have some fun. It's fitting to say that Christmas and Chanukah came early this year because EyeSeeHueMakeup makes the most gorgeous gifts to give your mother, sister, niece, or friends.  

So if you're beauty obsessed and on the prowl for the best international brands to spoil yourself or loved ones with this Christmas - makeup products bound to attract as many compliments as the latest pair of Jimmy Choo's, well our new bestie is your answer. She's fun, flirty, on trend, and reliable. She inspires confidence in every girl who wears her products and is the perfect NBF (new best friend) to make tons of memories with. Welcome to South Africa, EyeSeeHueMakeup - we can’t wait to see your adventure unfold!