You would agree with me that the beauty industry in Nigeria has grown bigger than what it used to be (thanks to Tara Durotoye and others), you can hardly go online without seeing pictures of people with heavy makeup on. What’s more, if you do not use makeup as a lady, you are either made to feel like you are missing out or like natural beauty no longer exists. While makeup should be an enhancement of your beauty, the art of makeup in Nigeria has become rampant and if you have as little as #500 you can get your makeup done, as long as you’re ready to bear the brunt.
Moving on, this article is in no way about tearing down the work of makeup artists, because just like every industry, there are professionals and amateurs. So, if you are like me who likes her makeup as natural as possible, here are some tips on how to achieve a natural-looking makeup as culled from Stylecaster.com:
1. Moisturize. Moisturizer benefits your skin by hydrating and promotes anti-aging benefits. It will even out your skin texture creating a perfect palette to begin your makeup routine.
2. Conceal. Hide away any dark circles, fine lines or blemishes with a concealer. This will get rid of any imperfections and leave your skin looking flawless.
3. Powder or light foundation. Use a powder or an airy liquid foundation. Be sure to apply evenly with a brush or sponge and your face will appear naturally perfect.
4. Neutral eye-shadows. Choose a color that is just a shade or two darker than your skin tone.
5. Nude lip. When choosing a lip color, go for the light pinks, peaches and sand colors. You could also apply a little gloss for an even simpler lip.
6. Little mascara (if any). A thin layer of mascara is all you need for a natural look.
7. No liner. Don’t apply any eyeliner on the top or bottom