Friday, 30 October 2015


On the second and third day, I learnt so much and met a lot of the industry big names, Nicky Gerome, Melanie Mills of Gleam glam dust, the body art makeup artist from Graftobian, Mehron and the likes, Isoken (@verygoodbadgirl), Kay (@vivaglamkay) and so many others. I also got to meet Eniola of, the dynamic makeup online beauty store. PS: AccessoriesNg now carries my brush line, click here for their website.

 Nicky Gerome and I (R-L)

 Kay (@vivaglamkay) and I (R-L)

I got to learn very unique forms of makeup including body paints, sfx makeup, prosthetic makeup with Thomas E. Surprenant , achieving makeup looks for black and white vs Color editorial looks  with Kanesha Perry, got to meet the “SNL” team and a whole bunch of fun stuff. There was so much shopping on the second day I must add and I will be reviewing each and every product I bought in a bit.

Kanisha Perry doing her thing on black and white editorial shoot.

Some of the special effects makeup of the fair that hopefully I get to do sometime....loooool

The spiky lady

Lady floral

Ice queen

Tree woman by graftobian cosmetics

The alien

Lady Gliterrazi .....yes its all glitters you are looking don't do justice.

PS: The names above are names I personally gave you can this one a name..;)

Some products I acquired at the fair

This was my massize goodie/shopping bag ;)

I got loads of lashes from the ladymoss stand at ridiculously cheap prices...

My holy grail against eyeshadow fall outs....Shadow shield *lovestruck*

Gleam my melanie mills....this is the real deal of highlighting...infact its smoother on the skin than find out more about the here

Oh Color switch by Vera Mona...another super amazing basically helps to erase eyeshadow colour from your brush in other to switch to another colour (meaning you can switch from black eyeshadow to white without having remnants or stains from the previous colour)....hopefully I get to show you the beauty of the product in a video :D.

I got these amazing Nigerian brands sometimes back too but I needed to showcase them as part of my haul...:D. The hegai and esther brow gels in nubia and ebony, their 85% alcohol, 3 shades of zaron face definers, zaron lipsticks (as prescribed by a wonderful friend I met on a job for TW magazine @yetunde_pendragon), and ofcourse the amazing EA makeup brushes...the EA contour brush to be used with the zaron face definers, the EA brow definer brush to be used wih the H&E brow gels and the EA lippie brush to be used with the Zaron lipsticks...matches made in Heaven ;D

Then laFemme lip stain and laSplash eyedust and glitters...would be posting looks with these products soon.

I treated my kit with some LA girl products too...the amazing super affordable water-based concealers, their nudes eyeshadow palette and glam blush collection....*love*

Then the skindinavia finishing spray and i got the little primer spray for free :D (perks of shopping at a makeup fair) 

I didnt get these products at a fair...I shopped for them at radiance powders (amazing btw!!!), l'oreal foundations, maybelline foundation and studio gel liner.

One of the blackest black eyeshadows on the Sugarpill's "Bulletproof" eyeshadow and I got the beautiful sugarpill sticker for free...:D

The beautiful BenNye luxury banana powder, duo adhesive glue for strip lashes (Say No to "Lash Abuse"....Stop bonding glue :|), and some beautiful lip pencils from see that last pencil standing alone doesnt have a brand name on it and I don't recall where I got it from at the fair...meaning....brand your products with your name :|

A whole freebie foundation collection from Makeup Atelier...this is their dark skin collection...and I must confess that after use for a while, they are amazing for our skin...

Nyx cosmetics took most of my cash...shopped blushes, eyeshadows, pearl eyeshadows. eye pencils, jumbo pencils, liners....the list goes on...

I also got a couple of their amazing soft matte lip cream...these babies glide on like butter but dry them like crazy...

more lippies from Nyx cosmetics

More pencils from nyxcosmetics....hahaha!!!!

  Can you see how cheap lashes were???? 3D lashes for $1

One of the sponsors for the Makeup Show!!!

Product goals....hehehe!!!!

Bdellium tools :D

Miss Adoro....super soft lashes

CEO Sugar pill cosmetics....look at those pigments on her eyes *love love*

Bride of the month....

My lovely bride-to-be Miss P. did her introduction this month. And I glammed her up for it 
Looking forward to the D-day.... See pictures of her intro below...
Also the EA makeup team got called to glam up lady T's bridal party... pictures also below.

Friday, 1 May 2015


Hi everyone, how are you all doing??? Who missed me :D :D…..
Ok! So I went for the International Makeup Artist Trade Show (IMATS) in New York and I would love to share my experience and my super massive makeup shopping. In fact, there is so much to share that I think I am going to be doing this post in parts, as I will not want my posts and reviews to be too long. While I ponder over that, I will like you to sit tight, relax and enjoy my first experience at the IMATS. 

Hello Newyork :)

I actually booked a short holiday flight to New York, then I felt it would be a waste of time if I don’t do anything impactful during the trip (it was supposed to be a relaxation “sturv” but the entrepreneur in me screamed “Nooooo...get busy!!!”……lol). So I started looking for makeup conferences where I could learn one thing or the other. One of the first pages that popped up was the IMATS page, I read thoroughly about it, saw a lot of pictures, a lot of international bloggers also blogged about it, then I decided, I will be going for IMATS. Luckily for me, the next IMATS was to take place in New York during the exact same period I was going to be there…(Coincidence or Fate???...I call it God’s Will :D…).

Then, I went on the IMATS website and I found out that the tickets for the Show to be held in April was sold out since January -__-…Like seriously!!!!, I just became weak, I browsed and browsed to see if I can get “black market” (as a typical “naija” but I didn’t find any. The only tickets available were for IMATS procard holders but I have not even heard of the show before talkless of having a procard :’(. Then I posted on Instagram asking about those that will be present at the IMATS. After a few days, my darling Bunmi (@neonvelvet…co-winner of the Buntricia global makeup competition…click here to see post on the competition) commented on my page saying, “See you there!”. I flew into her dm immediately and explained my predicament. She had the procard and was entitled to invite another attendee, luckily for me, that slot was still free. My Joy knew no bounds…lol. She got my tickets for the last two days of the event as the first day was strictly for procard holders.

Fast forward to the first day of the show (procard holder’s day), I was sitting at home eagerly anticipating the next day so I can attend the regular attendee shows. Aunty Tara (@tariesmakeup), sent me a dm on Instagram requesting for my US contact number. I gladly obliged. PS: Aunty Tara is the Sole distributor of Prestige Studio Makeup, Mehron cosmetics and many very unique and amazing US makeup brands in Nigeria, so asking me for my contact details was a very big deal :D. She called me up asking if I was interested in attending the Pro card event…HELL YEEESSSS!!!! (But I don’t have a procard)….then she said she had extra exhibitor tags that I could enter as one…Within 10 minutes, I was on the next train to Manhattan….lmaaooo…I got there before her sef…I had to wait for about 40 minutes before she arrived…lol…when it comes to getting the best experience, trust me I will get to any length….lol.

Aunty Tara (@tariesmakeup) and I (L-R)

The entry for the procard event was so stressless, very few people, all exhibitors present. I got to do a few shopping here and there, got to meet different exhibitors including the founder of the brow evolution…Anastasia Bevery Hills (@anastasiabeverlyhills).  I also got to meet one of the best makeup and beauty storeowners in Nigeria, Aunty Funke (@giftysdaughter). I am sure a couple of you have heard of her and even visited her store…I learnt so much in the very short time I spent with her. I call her “The Business Tycoon”!!! We gisted about makeup and so much more,it felt like I have known her for years. You may not understand my joy as I was privileged to be in the company of these great women. It was a very big “God-Ordained” Privilege for me. It was a very chilled day overall and I carried that mentality of cool, calm and collected to the next day.

Oh Boy!!!! The next day made me realise that being a pro card holder is the way!!! With over 1000 attendees, the queue for entry was mad long. Bunmi (@neonvelvet) came to my rescue as she got me out of the long general entry queue and on to the procard holder queue as her guest.

Aunty Funke (@giftydaughter), me and Bunmi (@neonvelvet) (L-R)

TO BE CONTINUED IN THE NEXT POST.....Click here for next post

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Thursday, 5 March 2015

Nude/Everyday Makeup Tutorial Using EA Makeup Brushes

Hello everyone, hope you all are having a fabulous day.....

After introducing the EedasAtelier (EA) Makeup Brushes in my previous post (click here to see), I promised to do a video tutorial using only the EA Makeup Brushes. So here it is.... Please thumbs up the video and subscribe to my channel to enjoy many more upcoming make up tutorials...

Details of Products and Brushes Used

Guerlain L'Or primer (24 Karat Gold primer) used to prime her face.

- Dark Brown pencil - Eversheen Brown black pencil in "602"
- Light brown pencil - Jordana Retractable liner pencil in "Brown suede"
- EA "Spoolie" brush to brush her brows in place
- EA "brow definer" brush to definer her brows with LA pro concealer in "Cool tan"
- NYX jumbo pencil in "milk" as eyeshadow primer
- EA "eyeshadow" brush all over her lid using a gold colour from Bhcosmetics party girl palette

Unfortunately my Camera started acting up while doing the the next  two (2) steps :'(
- EA "outer V" brush in the outer V of her eyes using a chocolate brown colour from the same - palette
- EA "crease" brush in the crease using a light brown colour from Coastal scents 42 stack palette
- EA "brow definer" brush to highlight the brow bone with a white colour from the same palette
- EA "blender" brush to blend out the colours
- EA "Smudgee" brush in the lower lid using a teal colour from Bhcomestics party girl palette
- EA "liner" to create the wing liner on her lid with maybelline eyestudio lasting drama gel liner in "Black"
- Maybelline colossal Kajal in water liner

- LA pro concealer in "Fawn" all over her face to cover up redness around her face
- EA "Stippler" Brush all over her face with the Revlon Colorstay Oily/Combination skin foundation in "Caramel"
- EA "Concealer" Brush for highlight on the bridge of her nose, peak of her lips, chin, forehead and under eyes and also on the jawline with LA pro concealer in "Cool tan"
- Beauty Blender Sponge to blend highlighted areas
- EA "Contour" Brush for contouring under her cheek bones and temples of her head with Sleek Contour kit in "Light"
- EA "Blush" brush for setting the highlight with Ben Nye Banana Powder
- EA "Blush" brush to apply Bm|Pro blush in "morning dew" (pink blush) right above the contour, slightly into her cheeks and Bm|Pro blush in "apple glow" on her cheeks.
- EA "Blender" brush to set the highlight of the bridge of her nose with banana powder and EA "crease" brush to contour the sides of her nose using the Sleek contour kit in "light"
- EA "Powder" Brush all over her face with Ben Nye Mojave poudre palette in "Golden light" and "Caramel"

- zaron lip liner in "cappuccino" to line her lips
- EA "lip" brush to apply Mac lipstick in "Myth" and L'oreal lipstick in "peach fuzz"
- Sleek duo mascara on her upper and lower lash
- Added Stardell strip lashes

Finished look....

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