Sne Motene is an entrepreneur who grew up in Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu Natal and currently resides in Johannesburg. She is a mommy to three beautiful babies and that is what attracted me to her Instagram account because she makes motherhood look so easy and so much fun whilst looking fabulous. I am so glad that she agreed to talk beauty with us.
WHAT DOES BEAUTY MEAN TO YOU?
For me beauty means being confident, authentic and happy.
WHAT IS YOUR MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE AND WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU USE?
I have oily skin so I double cleanse with the Tea Tree face wash from The Body Shop first. This keeps my skin from over-producing oil during the day. I then apply a toner also from the Tea Tree range then end with the mattifying lotion.
WHAT IS YOUR NIGHT TIME SKINCARE ROUTINE AND WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU USE?
Removing make-up and cleaning out my skin before bedtime is so important to me so I do it when everyone’s asleep so that I take my time. Firstly I remove my make up using the Johnsons’ Facial Wipes. I then use the Dove bar soap to cleanse followed by the Cetaphil moisturiser.
DOES YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE CHANGE IN WINTER AND IN SUMMER? IF YES, WHY DO YOU CHANGE IT & WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU USE?
I don’t use toner in winter, it tends to dry up my skin but I use all the other products I use in summer.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC SKIN CONDITIONS FOR EXAMPLE DRYNESS, ACNE, PIGMENTATION ETC.? WHAT PRODUCTS OR REGIMEN HAVE YOU USED TO HELP YOU MANAGE IT?
I still have pigmentation left from years of acne scars as well as from my second pregnancy in 2014. I tried almost all products in the market including very expensive doctor’s treatments that didn’t work. When I fell pregnant again in 2015 it got worse. A friend recommended the Young Solutions Eliminating drops and it worked wonders! I still use it twice a day on my acne scars.
WHICH BEAUTY INFLUENCER INSPIRES YOU?
Definitely @kaisercoby. I’ve been following her for years. Mainly because she went through what I went through. Bad acne, trying different products and she posts about how depressed she used to get about her skin. Once she captioned “this doesn’t take away from my beautifulness. It’s just skin”…That spoke to me.
WHAT FRAGRANCE ARE YOU CURRENTLY USING?
I’m currently using Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FRAGRANCE OF ALL TIME?
Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR NAILS DONE?
I get them done at Aneno Beauty Bar in Melville.
DO YOU RECALL THE FIRST TIME THAT YOU WORE MAKEUP?
Yes. At my Matric Dance. I looked horrible, I used a shade darker than my skin tone, my lipstick was too glittery but I was having too much fun to care!
WHAT IS THE FIRST MAKEUP ITEM THAT YOU EVER BOUGHT FOR YOURSELF? WHAT BRAND WAS IT?
I bought myself a Revlon liquid foundation when I got my first job in 2007.
WHAT MAKEUP PRODUCTS DO YOU WEAR DAILY?
I use a liquid foundation, Studio Fix 24HR concealer and skin finish powder all from MAC.
HOW DO YOU APPLY FOUNDATION? HANDS, SPONGE OR BRUSH?
I use a sponge. It gives me a blended flawless result.
MATTE LIPS OR GLOSSY LIPS?
It depends on the occasion!
WHAT THREE PRODUCTS WOULD YOU NOT LEAVE BEHIND WHEN TRAVELLING?
Nivea Sun 50+ Sunscreen, MAC Liquid Foundation and Johnsons’ Facial Wipes
DO YOU HAVE TRAVEL BEAUTY ROUTINE?
I always look horrible when I wake up from an in flight nap so I use a moisturizing face cream just before I land, it helps to refresh and brighten my skin.
WHAT IS THE LAST TV SERIES THAT YOU BINGE-WATCHED? SHARE A BRIEF REVIEW
I absolutely loved Dynasty. It follows the extravagance of the wealthy Carrington family and their feud with the Colby family. It’s about wealth, power, deception, and double-dealing. The fashion in the show makes it totally binge-worthy!