Make-up is truly an art, and it might be true that beauty just doesn’t depend on the outside, when you have gorgeous make-up. I think several females would agree with me that the glow on your face extends to your inside and you become even beautiful on the inside…lol.
Today on 360nobs Style we are celebrating the art of make-up, and in honor of that we are going to list the top 15 masters in no particular order within the shores of Nigeria of this beautiful art.
Banke Meshida Lawal of BM-Pro instagram.com/banksbmpro
Banke Meshida is the founder of BM-pro cosmetics, she has make-up studios nationwide and is known for the crisp, clean look her work comes out with. She also doubles as the Beauty Editor for WOW magazine.
Bimpe Onakoya(MakeUp Artistic Director, Central West Africa for L’Oreal) instagram.com/BimpeOnakoya
Bimpe Onakoya is the Director of L’Oreal for West Africa, she also doubles as the Beauty Editor for Mania Magazine.
Elaine Shobanjo of Shomya Lag instagram.com/shomya_lag
Elaine is a make-up artist who gained nationwide recognition earlier this year after she worked at the Alao Akala & Okoya wedding. She owns a make-up studio/Salon located at Lekki.
Tenny Kasham of Beauty By Coco instagram.com/tennycoco
Honestly one of my favourites, and probably the youngest on the list. Tenny Kasham is the founder of Beauty by Coco. She has a reasonable range of celebrity clients under her belt and has worked severally side by side with Toyin Lawani of Elegante Styling. I love how Tenny’s eyes always come out looking.
That Igbo Chic(Chidinma Umeh) instagram.com/thatigbochic
Self taught make-up artist, Chidinma Umeh popularly known as that Igbo Chic is truly talented. It takes a lot for you to not have any serious training to come out with looks this great. She has a blog that she updates regularly with make-up tutorial videos, and reviews.
Theodora Mogo of Doranne Beauty instagram.com/dorannebeauty
The stunning Theodora Mogo has a make-up studio located at Ikeja, It is safe to say she is Toke Makinwa’s make-up artist as she is the one that beats her face most of the time.
Christine Adedayo of Christine Creations instagram.com/christine_creations
She has a degree in Accounting and Psychology Education. She however chose to follow her passion in Make-up artistry. She is an instructor at MUD studios.
MaryJane Of Zaron
Creative Director of Zaron, and official make-up artist for Complete Fashion Magazine, MaryJane has created several timeless looks.
Stella Maris of Stellas Addiction instagram.com/n/stellasaddiction
Stella owns a make-up store and studio in Lekki, she also does youtube tutorials. She is well known for her outside-the-box techniques for make-up application.
Lola Maja of My Sacred Beauty instagram.com/lolamaja
Lola Maja is the founder of Sacred Beauty which is a spa and salon located in Lekki. The talented mother of one recently worked with l’espace lpm for one of their campaigns.
Imelda Ladebo of Beauty Boudoir instagram.com/beautyboudoir_l
Imelda’s looks are very clean, simple, and she listens very carefully to her clients. Imelda is definitely one of Banke Meshida-Lawal’s favourite make-up artists currently as she got to ‘beat’ Mrs Meshida Lawal’s face for her birthday.
Lois Isen of Prospotted Makeovers instagram.com/prospottedmakeover
Official make-up artist for Ndani Tv’s ‘The Juice’, she also has several celebrities under her belt.
Buchi Apkati of BA Photo and Faces instagram.com/baphotoandfaces
Buchi Akpati is quite new on the Nigerian scene she has been around for almost a year and within the short period she has been here for Buchi has worked with several people. She is also a professional photographer. Buchi seems to always be on the move with a new client either celebrity or non-celebrity, and like she always says God is truely her agent.
Jennifer Aleguieno: You might know Jennifer Aleguieno. She is the queen of her own class, while most of the make-up artisteslisted above are experts in bridal makeovers with the certified exceptions of Banke Meshida Lawal, Theodora Mogo, Lola Maja and Bimpe Onakoya. Jennifer Aleguino is a make-up artiste. She was the make-up artiste for the award winning movie, The Meeting. Remember how she transformed Rita Dominic’s face? She has been nominated for several awards and she won the award for Best Make-Up in a Movie at the 2013 Nigerian Movie Awards late last year.
She is also Clarence Peters girlfriend, no not Chidinma, Jennifer Aleguieno. (instagram.com/jbeautyfull)
Eva Alordiah is well known for her rap skills but she has a not so secret talent. I say talent because she has allegedly not attended any make-up school and she is very good not just at the bridal aspect of make-up but also at the special effects and Avante-Garde aspects of make-up. She also did a wonderful job of recreating Angelina Jolie’s look from Maleficient.
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