On Sunday, the 4th of May 2014, Maybelline New York Nigeria hosted an exclusive VIP Find Your Shade event to launch the Clear Smooth All In One powder. The event was hosted by model and Ebony Life TV’s The Spot co-host- Zainab Balogun which took place at Kudeta Lounge, Mega Plaza, Victoria Island, Lagos opened its doors to its glamorous guests at 7pm and begun with the “Black Carpet”.
Guests were treated to cocktails in the holding area which doubled as the Guess Your Shade station where all 6 shades of the Clear Smooth All In One powder were on display for the guests to guess the most suitable shade for their skin tone.
Inside the main event, the VIP guests were introduced to the L’Oreal Central West Africa and Maybelline New York Nigeria team consisting of the Managing Director, L’Oreal Central West Africa, Idy Enang, General Manager Consumer Products Division, Sekou Coulibaly, Creative Director, Bimpe Onakoya, and the Brand Manager Maybelline New York Nigeria, Bukola Balogun.
The ambiance was spectacular with its stylish décor, and the Maybelline New York Nigeria brand was well represented from the black carpet, to the many fun activities in place including selfie and make up stations.
The VIP guests were treated to champagne, canapés, cocktails, and deserts while Mr Enang (Managing Director, L’Oreal Central West Africa) gave the opening speech then beckoned upon Mr Coulibaly (General Manager Consumer Products Division) to address the guests and enlighten them about the Clear Smooth All In One powder. Following Mr Coulibaly’s address, guests were introduced to a new method of contouring makeup termed cacao-ing, created by Mrs Onakoya (Creative Director) who picked Sasha P from the audience and did a demonstration on her face.
Guests in attendance included Nike Oshinowo, Mo cheddah, Dakore Akande, Beverly Naya, Omoni Oboli, Osas Ighodaro, Tara Fela Durotoye, Kelechi Amadi Obi, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi, Waje, Folake Folarin Coker, Seyi Shay, Noble Igwe, and many more. Zainab took over from the team and hosted the Find Your Shade activity which featured representatives from the Maybelline NYNG team reveal the correct shades of some of the guests who had guessed their shades in the holding area. Three lucky VIP guests emerged winners of a raffle held during the exclusive event and were rewarded a free makeover by Bimpe Onakoya. The guests then mingled and danced the night away and were treated to Maybelline gift bags on their