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ZARON HEALTHY GLOW FOUNDATION: VIDEO REVIEW

Foundation: Zaron healthy glow foundation FZ20, Cost: N4,750/N4800. Coverage: medium (buildable to full) Marykay product mentioned: Bronze 5 Hair in video: Perruque royale full wig with silk based, closure Ends Bleached with cynos powder and Herbspa developer 40%. Coloured with adore dye in copper and washed with purple shampoo. If in Nigeria shop hair products HERE

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NEW IN: HAIR & BEAUTY PRODUCT HAUL | FIRST TRY & REFILLS

Hello there, I find that people enjoy product hauls, It’s the same effect with all my reviews. See my last product Haul HERE and HERE. Today I’d be sharing with you some new items I have (hair & makeup). Some are refills while some are my first try. 

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GET READY WITH ME: EMERALD

Hello!  So I wore this look in my previous video HERE and decided to share the tutorial with you. Remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel HERE to catch up with all my videos as I publish them. Thank you for all the kind comments you leave on my channel, I see them, I love […]

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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!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zQ1MM6Halw&w=560&h=315%5D

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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MY FAVORITE M.A.C LIPSTICKS

From L-R Ruby Woo, Heroine, Flat out fabulous, Relentlessly Red. I’m a Lipstick Lover and M.A.C is a brand that doesn’t fail me. The only thing I’m not too keen about is the price. They go for £15.50 each/N5,500 at their outlet in Nigeria. I absolutely love their Matte and Retro-Matte collection. My Friend Tosin […]

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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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FOUNDATION ROUTINE!

Hello!

It’s been a while I did a makeup related video….Here is my updated foundation routine! Do enjoy…

KINDLY WATCH IN HD FOR PREMIUM QUALITY( Choose 1080HD on the settings tab at the base of the video)

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Hope your week is going great!

xoxo

Tosin

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

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UPDATED: 6 LIPSTICKS FOR DARK SKIN

IMG_6905-1Hello Ladies!

I’ve done a similar post to this in the past, but here’s an updated version. These are 6 tested and trusted lipsticks for darker skinned ladies. A lot of women of colour still complain about “shades/colours not suiting them” but I beg to differ. I love lipsticks, I wear them everyday I wear makeup (Yes I do). I don’t like lip gloss and I just wouldn’t wear it alone, i.e without a lipstick/Lipstain base. These Lipsticks are colours I wear myself, so fear not lol.

1. Sleek Papaya punch: This lipstick is coral-orange, it’s really rich and I love the way it applies smoothly. It also serves as a good gradient when applied in the middle of a purple lipstick.

2. MAC Ruby Woo: Any makeup lover knows the wonders of a red lipstick. It’s a deep yet vibrant red, although a little drying but it’s nothing lip balm can’t solve. Apply prior to application.

3. Sleek Mystic : I love purple lipstick and after MAC heroine, this comes next. It’s not a dupe for heroine but it serves as a good purple lipstick. Velvety and smooth too.

4. MAC Fixed on drama: Amazing colour! it’s like cocoa, pink and burgundy had a baby. Very pigmented and looks great on both dark and fair skin.

5. MAC Flat out fabulous: My favorite lipstick in the world. End of discussion

6. Kate Rimmel nude : This lipstick leans more to brown than a pink nude. I like it on days when I’m wearing a natural look. A little lip-liner and gloss over it and you’re good to go.

Hope this helps you when next you’re in the makeup aisle, but remember! no matter how great a product is, application is what matters.

All lipsticks mentioned in this post are my personal favourites, Do let me know yours! I’d really love to know … I love to mix colours to create a gradient, ombre or even a new colour.

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xoxo

Tosin

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