14 NIGERIAN MAKE-UP PROS TO FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM

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Are you a makeup junkie, or do you simply want a fabulous makeup artist to glam you up for a special occasion or event?

Look no further as we are rounding up the top 14 Nigerian makeup artists to follow on Instagram.

Artists that made our cut did so based on look execution, body of work, popularity, client reviews, editorial features and overall creativity.

14. @iposhlooks

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13. @topnotchmakeovers

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12. @dazeita

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11. @facesbylabisi

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10. @caramelsnerd

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9. @joycejacob_jjb

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8. @lolamaja

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7. @bimpeonakoya

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6. @shomya_lag

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5. @iamdodos

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4. @glambyisoken

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3. @mamzabeauty

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2. @banksbmpro

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1. @jideofstola

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What are your thoughts on our list? Did we miss out on any of your favorites? Please leave their Instagram handles in the comments section if you would like this list updated.

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8 BEST FIBRELASH MASCARAS TO TRY

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Here is our list of the best 8 FibreLash Mascaras to try (based on consumer experiences and ratings.) Related Article: Are FibreLash Mascaras Replacing Regular Mascaras and Eyelash Extensions.

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1. Maybelline Illegal Length™ Fiber Extensions
Price: $5.95 (N935)

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2. L’Oreal Voluminous False
Price: $6.69 (N1,100)

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3. Dior Diorshow Extase Mascara
Price: $28.50 (N4,700)

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4. Love Alpha Studio Secrets Professional Fibre
Price: $8.58 (N1,415)

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5. Too Faced Better Than False Lashes
Price: $35.00 (N5,775)

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6. Younique Moodstruck 3D Fibre Lashes
Price: $25.99 (N4,300)

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7. Cherry Blooms FibreLash Extension Mascara
Price: $59.00 (N9,735)

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ModelCo Fibre Lash Brush on Lashes
Price: $43.00 (N7,100)

APPLY FIBRELASH MASCARAS AT A GLANCE

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To remove most Fibrelash Mascaras, you need to either use warm water and soap or makeup remover similar to the removal process of regular mascara brands.

Do you have any recommended products you would like to add to our list?

ARE FIBRELASH MASCARAS REPLACING REGULAR MASCARAS AND EYELASH EXTENSIONS?

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Are you stuck with short, scanty lashes but prefer the lushness of fuller, longer ones? Then FibreLash Mascaras which fuse both properties of regular mascara and eyelash extensions may be your best bet.

Wondering what FibreLash Mascaras are? Read ahead to stay updated on this new advancement in eye makeup. Related Article: 8 Best FibreLash Mascaras to try

What is FibreLash Mascara?

A FibreLash mascara is a type of mascara that has tiny or micro-fibres (thread like fibres) made from rayon, silk or nylon, which attach to your eyelashes in a process called “transplanting” to make them look much longer and much fuller.

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Benefits of Using FibreLash Mascaras?

1. Longer, Fuller eyelashes can be achieve quickly and easily.
2. You do not need to use glue as in the case of false eyelashes, which is not only tedious and time consuming but bad for eye health.
5. Some brands include conditionings and nourishments, which can help, promote the health of your natural eyelashes.

Risks of Using FibreLash Mascaras?

1. Some less expensive brands of lower quality may begin to flake away and end up in wearer’s eyes. To prevent this, be mindful of the particular brand of Fibre Mascaras you purchase.

2. People who wear contact lenses or those easily prone to eye infection need to be extra careful when using Fibre Mascaras.

3. Many people that have tried this product complain about short wear time and difficulty in removal process. However, we think that this problem can also be solved by investing in a good quality brand.

Conclusion
Whether you are interested in trying out this new line of eye products or not, we can all agree that they make for interesting evaluation. All beauty products have their benefits and shortcomings but here is certainly one that the modern day beauty addict should try.

Reference:
BEAUTYHOWS.COM


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4 BEST KEPT PRODUCT SECRETS TO FLAWLESS EYEBROWS FROM THE EXPERTS

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Eyebrows on Fleek are some of the many praises given to perfectly arched and filled eyebrows (on Instagram). The brow trend is one of the biggest beauty trends of 2014 and whether you have a preference for bushy looking ones or arched ones, there are some products needed to achieve the perfection you desire.

We caught up with some MUAs from Nigeria to find out their best products for eyebrow shaping and got 4 recurring answers.

Want to know what products they listed? Read Below:

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*Anastasia Brow Powder Duo

1. Brow Powders

This product gives a volume to brows by giving a natural uniform volume. This is the best type of brow product recommended for an amateur or makeup newbie as precision is not often required with application. Please note that color selection is very important when choosing an eyebrow powder as it should match the color of your brows perfectly. Shop For Brow Powders in Nigeria

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*YBF Automatic Eyebrow Pencil

2. Brow Pencils

Is the most popular product when it comes to eyebrow shaping. Brow pencils however are best for correcting bald patches and lifting arches rather than filling brows entirely (especially if you prefer a more natural look). For precise more defined brows and arches, make your brow pencil as sharp as possible. Use blunt pencils for more natural looking arches.

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* MAC Brow Set

3. Brow Gels

The brow gel is one of the best kept secrets of MUAs. This product helps set your brows after filling and ensures that no hair goes out of place all day long.

Brow gels can also be used by individuals with bushy caradelevingne-esque looking eyebrows that do not need any extra filling but taming.

Quick Tip:
Out of Eyebrow gel? Try a transparent mascara.

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*Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Fix

4. Brow Waxes

This is the newest, most advanced brow product to hit the scene. Brow waxes mostly come in waterproof formulas to keep brows in place even underwater. This product may be used as a corrector pencil to cover serious gaps prior to brow powder application and is also used to add definition and lift brows in replacement of a concealer.

Have you tried any of the brow products listed above? What was your experience?

MILEY CYRUS FOR MAC VIVA GLAM 2015

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Miley Cyrus has been named the new Spokesperson for VIVA GLAM 2015. Products in this collection will be arriving January 2015 at the MAC Nigeria Store!

Superstar Miley Cyrus makes a splash as a newest iconic VIVA GLAM model for the January release of M.A.C VIVA GLAM Miley Cyrus Lipstick and M.A.C VIVA GLAM Miley Cyrus Lipglass.

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MAC Miley Cyrus Viva Glam Lipstick will be a Hot Pink Lipstick with an amplified finish and MAC Miley Cyrus Viva Glam Lipglass will be a matching sparkling pearl hot pink shimmer!

As with all MAC Viva Glam Collections every single cent of the sale of the Viva Glam Lipstick and Lipglass will go the MAC AIDS foundations which benefits women, men, and children who live with the disease. Learn More About The MAC Aids Fund

How excited are you to rock this new collection?

THE MAC VIVIA GLAM II IS NOW AVAILABLE IN NIGERIA

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This is to announce the availability of the new MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 Collection now in Nigeria.

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Rihanna brings a bold look to her fierce new Viva Glam 2 Collection, accenting her fearless, confident style with new shades of frosted metallic mauve lipstick and lipglass, in a velvety soft packaging featuring her signature.

The M.A.C Rihanna Viva Glam II Collection features:

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• M.A.C Viva Glam Rihanna II Lipstick (Wave Mauve with Silver Frost)

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• M.A.C Viva Glam Rihanna II Lipglass (Cool Mauve with Red Frost)

**Also available, the modern red hues of Rihanna’s original Viva Glam collection.

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M.A.C AIDS FUND IN NIGERIA
In keeping with M·A·C AIDS Fund’s (MAF) longstanding commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS globally, MAF has announced two grants totaling $350,000 to support programs in Nigeria. M·A·C AIDS Fund is the U.S. philanthropic arm of M·A·C Cosmetics and a pioneer in HIV/AIDS funding, providing financial support to organizations working with underserved regions and populations. A grant was awarded to The Business Leadership Council for a Generation Born HIV Free to help accelerate the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services in Nigeria. The MAF grant will support BLC’s efforts to provide catalytic support to the Government of Nigeria to recruit, develop and retain key talent to scale PMTCT services. A grant was also awarded to the Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (YEDI) to promote HIV awareness and life skills among youth in Lagos through Skillz Naija, soccer based in-school curriculum. Support will enable YEDI to expand the Skillz Naija program and reach 12,000 young people this year.

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ABOUT M.A.C AIDS FUND
The M.A.C Fund, the philanthropic arm of MA.C Cosmetic is leader in the global fight against HIV/AIDS, supporting organization in more that 92 countries and territory that are working to combat the epidemic and improve the lives of people living with affected by HIV/AIDS. Since VIVA GLAM was introduced1994, the M.A.C AIDS fund has raised over $340MILLION, One Lipstick and Lipglass at a time.

The M.A.C Cosmetics initiate the M.A.C GOOD SPIRIT MAKEUP PROGRAM. This program provides beauty and skin training and products to HIV positive individuals, helping to restore their appearance and improve their self-image. These free consultations are held for client of AIDS service providers supported by M.A.C AIDS Fund.

Want to give back to your community by purchasing the MAC Viva Glam Rihanna II and Original Viva Glam Rihanna collections? Then visit the MAC store closest to you.

MAC STORE LOCATIONS:

-MAC Lekki
Shop 19A, The Palms Shopping Mall,
Ozumba Mbadiwe Rd,
Lekki, Lagos
Telephone: 01-2959948

-MAC Ikeja
Shop L 53 Ikeja City Mall,
Obafemi Awolowo Way,
Ikeja, Lagos.
Telephone: 01-2955953

4 PRO MUA TIPS FOR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BROWS EVER!

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Nigerian celebrity and professional Make-up artist, Banke Meshida-Lawal is known not only for her clean signature looks but also for her creation of exceptional looking brows.

Here, she shares her top 4 tips for creating the perfect brows.

1. USE A TWEEZER OVER A RAZOR BLADE. Soften skin before tweezing by dabbing with a cotton ball soaked in warm water or cream. Always tweeze in the direction the hair grows.

2. LESS IS MORE: Don’t change the place where your brows peak and never pencil the whole brow. Instead, only fill in holes.

3. BLUNT IS BETTER: Use only the side of a sharpened brow pencil—not the pointed tip—so as not to draw a hard line.

4. UNRULY DUTY: For unruly brows, apply hairspray to an old toothbrush,and then brush brows upward and outward.

BONUS TIP
Invest in an eyebrow stenciling kit if you prefer a more natural look to brows. Shop Brow Kit in Nigeria Here

Reference
BANKE MESHIDA-LAWAL BLOG