makeup Category

FOUNDATION DEMO: BLACK OPAL

Hello! So here’s a demo of this awesome foundation I’ve been loving. It’s the Black Opal true colour pore perfecting liquid foundation.  It dries matte and has good coverage. I wear the shade Nutmeg. I bought it at Kuddys cosmetics in Nigeria for N3,500. I’ve also been using every time I wear makeup. It’s the […]

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GET READY WITH ME: MAROON!

Hello all, How was your weekend? hope it was great! This weekend I went out and rocked this new Lippie I’ve been loving. Its by Beyond beauty and it’s a matte lip lacquer. I posted this photo below on Instagram and got messages about the look…. I had filmed a video just before I stepped […]

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5 MINUTE MAKEUP CHALLENGE WITH SISI YEMMIE!

IMG_4759Hello!

This collaboration was long overdue, as soon as I had free time I went to see my lovely Sisi Yemmie! If you don’t know her then you’re probably not really into the Nigerian Blogosphere, I had an uber swell time at hers. Her baby Tito was absolutely in love with me *winks*.

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I’ve mentioned Sisi many times on my blog, Infact I met her through people dropping messages on my blog saying that I had a twin so I went to snoop! so now we are best friends lol Just joking. We had a swell time. Filmed two videos, chatted plenty and made periscope videos together.

Today I’d be sharing one of the videos with you and the other (Blogging in Nigeria) in a subsequent one.

Make sure you check out sisi at sisiyemmie.com! she’s awesome

This video is the 5minute makeup challenge where we had to do our makeup from start to finish in 5minutes. Do watch and tell me what you think. I went for a natural look while sisi went for a glam one. It was so much fun!

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Make sure you subscribe to my youtube channel here, and drop a comment below! I’d love to hear from you.

xoxo

Tosin

 

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THE WOMAN: A LOOK BOOK BY THEODORA OLUMEKOR

This look book was created by Theodora Olumekor, a Nigerian Based makeup artist. The inspiration behind the look book is to portray women as strong and amazing people. To empower as many women out there as possible as well as showcase the Woman in all her variety and dignity. it is driven by passion to inspire and […]

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NUDE LIPSTICKS FOR WOMEN OF COLOUR

  Hello! So lately I’ve been doing a lot of nude lippies which is very unusual knowing the fact that I’m pro bright lip colours. I’ve found some lipsticks that work perfectly well on my complexion and thought to share. However, I feel most lipsticks can work with the right lip liner and application. I’ve decided […]

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PRODUCT REVIEW : MILANI MINERAL COMPACT POWDER

Screen Shot 2015-03-02 at 17.31.45Hello,

Since I started wearing makeup I’ve used about 5 brands in the powder department, started with Marykay then Ailin, Iman, Flori Roberts, M.A.C and now Milani.

I love my M.A.C products. I feel they are worth the hype and price point, however they may not be suitable for all weather conditions. I normally use the M.A.C mineralise skin finish. I love the glow it gives my face and how long it lasts, but since I got to Nigeria it hasn’t been my best friend.

Due to the heat, my face gets soiled quickly then the glow/bronze finish in the MSF powder makes me appear oily. I didn’t like the appearance.

My cousin Lanre introduced me to Milani powder late last year but I didn’t buy into the hype, so I chose not to get it. Two weeks ago, I went to my aunt’s studio and she was using Milani powder on a model, I loved the finish so I decided to get one for myself.

I bought the Milani mineral compact powder (shade 110 deep) from my local Beauty supply store (BBHbeauty supply, Shop E233, Ikota Shopping complex V.G.C Ajah). I got it for about N2,400. I tried it on and loved it even more. It’s natural, light weight and doesn’t overly cake my face. Although it’s more yellow toned than red, it works just fine on my skin. I use a Revlon photoready foundation and the Milani powder works well with it for everyday use.

On days where I have an event or want to look extra made-up I may reach for my M.A.C. But so far I love this powder. It covers well and the wearability is just perfect. 4-5hours then you may need to touch up depending on your skin type.

I rate this product 8/10 simply because they don’t have a wide spectrum in shades. Just 3 shades: Medium, warm and deep. Hence, people with deeper skin tones may struggle with choosing a shade from this particular line. Their pressed powder has a wider color range.

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Do let me know if you use Milani or have used it in the past…….I’d like to know if my sentiment is just initial excitement lol…

Got Questions, requests or suggestions? Kindly leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you…

XOXO

Tosin

 

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SHOP AFRICANISM COSMOPOLITAN NOW OPEN!

Hello all! So I’ve waited so long to share this news with you lovelies, but the wait is over! So finally the product line of Africanism cosmopolitan is out! If you look above this post you would see two new tabs  for the current products (right beside the home page), There you can see all […]

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CASUAL OOTD: A DAY IN MARLEY

Hello guys, I hardly post on Saturdays because that’s basically my only personal time during the week, but today was such a lovely day as I hung out with a couple of my closest friends here.  The weather was perfect and  the child in me came alive . I realized that truly, laughter is the […]

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VLOG: Simple copper and Peach makeup+eyebrow tutorial

hi guys, This is a simple eye makeup and brow tutorial, that you can wear on  a daily basis. I put this short video together based on request. product details below. Please comment, subscribe and follow. WATCH IN HD eyes: sleek au naturelle palette, sleek contour kit(dark) lip: sleek matte lipstick in papaya punch, lip […]

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