Make-up has been the thing for most women these days as they make sure they look good before going out. The act of making up has been widely accepted by most celebrity babes such that hardly will you attend any party and you won’t see their make-up on fleek. Make-ups are meant to enhance the beauty and have completely transformed many faces making them look glamorous and dazzling. Give it up to our make-up artistes, they are the masterminds behind the many beautiful looks of most women. Every shade of eye shadow applied on eyelids reminds women of the beauty that they possess. It makes them feel presentable, confident, and yes, pretty. In recent times there are quite some of them who are majorly patronized by many celebrity babes.
One of the top make-up artist, who she has been dubbed the queen of make-up in Nigeria is Banke Meshida of BMpro. Her celebrity clients are numerous. She is the queen of the pack as she leads with over one million followers on Instagram. Her page is fun and impressive, it is filled with day-to-day pictures of her client’s makeup looks, and of course tutorials. Her work remains breathtaking and timeless. Oshewa Beauty is on this list. Oshewa Funmilayo is known for the timeless yet distinguished looks that she creates. For her clients, she doesn’t just make the face look beautiful but she recreates a stunning make-over and leaves us all in awe of her art. What about the gele that she ties, it’s jaw-dropping. She has mastered a very unique style in Makeup that has made her indispensable in the beauty industry. She has gained a huge reputation, which still continues to grow in Lagos and all over Nigeria. Oshewabeauty, we think you are a phenomenon.
Eeswat makeover run by Iswat Alatise is another artist who does not joke about how her clients look. She pays attention to details and has worked on a lot of celebrities. Hardly was there any weekend that she is not busy. All hail Demi Williams, she launched into the scene less than a few years ago after having a stint at BMpro as one of their top make-up artists and she has fast gained a lot of popularity. She has been the brain behind the hot looks of many brides and party women. The face behind this top make-up outfit, nuance de beaute is Seyi Adekoya. She is also on the list of wave-making make-up artists.
In Ibadan, one make-up artist that is most sought after by many brides is Itunu Farinto of beautybytumi. She is also at the edge of her profession being patronized by many brides in Ibadan or women who have a desire to look good at parties. In Ibadan as well is Oteniara makeovers. She is one of the busiest make-up artists in Ibadan. Her name is Teniola Adelegan. She has become one of the most sought-after makeup artists in recent times. In fact, you have to book her much early before you could get a free date from her. Teni has masterminded her craft so well and her unique way of blending colours are one of the sterling qualities that set her apart from others. Her studio is always full of activities on weekends as many celebs practically queue for their make-up to be done. Her studio is situated at Taiwo House, Total Garden, Ibadan. The award-winning make-up artists whose major goal in life is to have a make-up line and to be recognized as an international make-up artist started her career close to a decade ago and she has not relented on her oars.
Mamza beauty, whose full name is Mamza Fatima, is a makeup artist based in Abuja. She is self-trained but has undergone some refresher courses. Mamza has been practicing as a makeup artist since 2008. Mamza is raving right now in Abuja where she is based. She keeps churning out pictures that go viral in the beauty world. You can’t easily forget her makeovers even after just one look. She is the biggest makeup brand in the north having done make up for most of the high profile personalities children in Abuja and in the entire north, in particular, competing with Mamza in the north will be very hard because the majority of the silver spoon kids now make Mamza their stop over point for weddings, birthdays, photoshoots and the likes. We need not bore you about how successful she has been but she has been a hit back to back. What of Tshakky? Tolu Adebayo is also very popular with her craft. There is no time that she is not really busy. She is the toast of many celebrity ladies.
Makeupbyashabee also made the list. She is based in Lagos and does beautiful make up. Her gele is also one of her strong points.
Facesbylabisi also does amazing jobs. She is the pretty daughter of late Wahab Folawiyo and she got married to late Ooni of Ife’s son, Aderemi Sijuwade. All aspects of her skills come together in perfect harmony to give the client an amazing look. Facebylabisi concentrates her artistry on perfection, with a reputation for creating a truly natural look, which works with client features to make them look the best “they” can be.
Tito Ibeleme née madu of T’alamode’s recent high rating was when she made up for the most talked-about bride of that year, Adesua Etomi who got married to Banky W. The wedding make up she did for Adesua skyrocketed her brand and made her known by many women. Though she has been in the scene for quite some years but she did exceedingly that year and she has not gone down. She is well-grounded and trained in make-up artistry. She is extremely passionate about her profession. She specializes in glamorous looks from bridal, engagement, editorial, gele tying.
Ijeoma Aderemi is the brain behind Iposh looks. She is one of Nigeria’s finest, young, and creative makeup artist. A mechanical engineering graduate from the University of Ado Ekiti, Nigeria, she is a force to reckon with when it comes to makeup. For a polished, yet natural look for your wedding or events, iPoshlooks is your lady! She is known for creating elegant, traditional yet feminine looks. A look through her work exudes her simplicity and choice of subtle yet popping look. Flawless faces by Jane located in Lekki is run by Anita brows Adetoye.
Anita Brow’s’ sole mission is to make every woman look and feel beautiful, and when better than at your event? Anita understands the importance of achieving a balance between looking fabulous and keeping it natural. As a celebrity make-up artist, she has made up a huge number of Nigerian celebrities. Anita’s certainly had plenty of experience under her belt. Beautifixx is situated in Magodo and is popularly known especially for being the make-up artist for talented star actress, Mercy Aigbe. She has been the brain behind all her stunning looks. She is the official makeup artist for motherhood style magazine as well. We can also not forget lips and lids, located in Gbagada, She is also one of the trending makeup artists celebrities rush to.
What of Makeupbybeejay? This make-up guru is causing some serious storm in Kano where she is based. Her full name is Bahijjah Shehu Bawab. A Malaysia-trained makeup artist who is also a graduate in Business Information Systems. She is the delight of many brides in Kano.
Leading makeup brand in Nigeria, Zaron cosmetics has come to stay in just few years. They have made many celebrities’ faces beautiful with their high-end range of cosmetics. 2 top make-up artists for Zaron. Mary Jane Ohobu and Oluchi Onuigbo are topping their games seriously.
Mary Jane, GM at Zaron Cosmetics had an amazing year. The makeup artist added a long list of clients including corporate bodies and top celebrities both local and international to her list this year. The rather silent but hardworking makeup artist constantly travels to cater to her impressive list of clients that have been sported on magazine covers, editorials, on and off the red carpet and on top TV shows and presenters.
Also is her counterpart Oluchi Onuigbo, a make-up artist cum model, she is widely known for the beautiful make-over on star actress, Rita Dominic faces. On this list is Zainab Azeez of Z A makeovers and she is doing well too and always busy all through the year., Bebe Omagbemi of Bibyonce is on this list. The MUA became a favourite amongst those who love bold makeup look with a dramatic cat-eye signature the MUA uses. Her style is very unique and clean with a dash of glamour and glitz all rolled into one. Her looks are tailored to individual clients; from pop pink, natural nude and ravishing red lips to perfect contours and emphasis on the eyes. Bola Taiwo of beautywise is not left out. She has been rocking the scene for many years and she is best at what she is doing. She has added a lot of clientele to her growing list. Omoh Akhetuamen of beautycookstudio also took the scene by storm. She handled major brides in the course of many years that she has started. We could say Bimpe Onakoya is one of the veteran make-up artists in Nigeria because she has been rocking the scene for several years. Highly respected within the sector and professional at what she does, Bimpe not only handles top celebrity jobs but travels internationally at will to train, work and also showcase her job. She is the Director of L’Oreal for West Africa. She also doubles as the Beauty Editor for Mania Magazine.
The stunning Theodora Mago of Dorane beauty 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. We label this make-up artist the queen of highlights and bronze. she focuses on the skin to create an amazing glow that gives her clients an impeccable finish. Doranne beauty is another favorite of celebrities. She believes that more really is more—think bright lips, major lashes, and strong brows and a perfectly finished highlighted face. Lekki big babe, Delphine Onyi Okoronkwo is the brain behind the Bare to beauty outfit, she has in her list top celebrity babes on the Island who patronise her.