August 1, 2014

Calling all Beauty Enthusiasts

Noooope, there isn't an event for beauty and makeup enthusiasts that I want to promote. On the contrary, I am in the market for beauty products. Right now, I order all my makeup from Atlanta, and whenever the 'rents are on their way back, they drop off my items for me.

However, I'm beginning to think that it might be somewhat easier to simply source my products locally. I don't mean I want to pay for international products with a 300% markup. I'm interested in trying Nigerian brands. I've seen a lot of good reviews of Sleek products, House of Tara and a few others. But I'd really like to hone in on one or two brands and use them exclusively, for the most part.

Sooooooooooo, this is where the makeup artists and beauty lovers come in! Help me choose where I can get a good start from. Please note that I ALWAYS prefer a natural look, and I'm not interested in spending a fortune on makeup. For me, the necessities are...


  • Light foundation
  • Powder
  • Eye liner
  • Lipstick or lipstain
  • I might be inclined to try a bronzer or concealer (for special occasions only)
Ooooh, what would be optimal is a brand that has a studio where they can teach the regular woman (not unlike moi) how to use makeup - a day face, and night face. 

Kindly leave suggestions in the comments please!

*air kisses* #Ebola is still real.

Berry


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15 comments:

  1. Zaron face powder, House of Tara's foundation, Maybelline collosal kajal (for eyeliner) or Zaron's black velvet eye-pencil....

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    1. Lol, that's why I asked for one brand. I don't want to have to go to 5 million places to buy stuff.

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  2. You forgot Eye brow kit.

    Yes and where we can buy them.


    ebunoluwole.com

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    1. Lol, I usually go to thread my eyebrows or I tweeze.

      Ebeano has ELF's eye brow stencils - overpriced sha, cos it's supposed to be $1.

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    2. berry...
      where do you get your eyebrows threaded?

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    3. @ Yeva: I usually go to ShoMya in Lekki, but found out that Stella's Addiction also threads and she's in Lekki too.

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  3. Hi boo, try sleek or zaron brands. They have been good for me and haven't caused me to break out. If you don't mind a little mix, try BlackUp foundation and powder. They 'photograph' quite well.They are really light but offer good coverage.
    For makeup school, I don't really know but I heard Tara is good.

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    1. Actually, Sleek is one I definitely want to try out, but mostly because of their Duke lipstain. I really want purple lips :p

      I don't want to go to makeup school per se, but I think these makeup houses should offer a one-day class to young professionals who just want to put on a basic but "flawless" face.

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  4. Hello Berry. I could teach you how to apply regular makeup but I stay on the mainland and I know how much to don't like crossing the bridge. If you are interestest, just send me a mail and we sure would meet at the middle. Bolaji.amusu@yahoo.com. You are welcome.

    www.mylifeasmoby.com

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    1. *chuckles* Mainland. It always makes me laugh when anyone says mainland.

      Will let you know. Thanks for the offer!

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  5. Oh is it possible to get just one brand?
    MAC is pricey, but I love their lippies and the only other major makeup thing I own- the Skin finish powder (which I also love) is from them.
    You could go to their studio at the Palms, and have them test you and show you a few tricks.

    You can go to MAC or Black-Up for most of your makeup, and then Casabella for the rest of your purchases. Same building, saves you the stress :)

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    1. Lol, I dunno if it's possible to get one brand. Maybe it's wishful thinking on my part, but I like to keep things simple.

      I've used a MAC cream foundation before and liked it, but I don't want/like to spend too much money on makeup.

      I'll swing by anyways for a test run.

      Thanks!

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  6. Berry, Let me do PR for my sister o! Jagabeauty- http://jagabeautystudio.com/ has one day class and I don't think e cost like that! This is her email- jagabeauty@gmail.com. As for what product to use, God will help me there, I'm clueless! I don't wear makeup but one day I will start! Oh! I can suggest lipgloss! Anyone for Zaron!

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    1. LOL! I'll check out her website. Thanks for the tip!

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  7. I'm totally clueless when it comes to makeup but I used Sleek on my big day and it looked awesome. There's been lots of raves abt Zaron though..........Great blog.

    www.ghlonghair.blogspot.com

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