The finally long awaited 1st edition of the Lagos Makeup Fair took place this past Saturday, the 8th of September, 2012. It was truly an exciting event to attend as professional makeup artists came out to showcase their products, show their skills and celebrate the beauty of makeup artistry.
I was surprised at the display of professionalism showcased at this event and I wished I was an exhibitor. (Lol!) Some makeup professionals practically brought their whole studio to the event just to show that they have got what it takes to enhance the beauty in you. (Pictures of that in a bit). I wondered how they were able to transport such luggage. It took quite some time in arrangement and display.
I must also give kudos to those makeup professionals who have created their own brands and brought them out to display and sell. It goes to show that Nigerians are really setting a pace.
I got talking to all the exhibitors at this event. (It sure wasn’t an easy task going round the whole lot). I was even privileged to exchange bb pin numbers and phone numbers with some of them. (So now I know I got a variety to choose from when I need that special touch. Yippeee!!!)
Notable names in the makeup industry were in attendance and of course there was an opportunity to get a breast cancer screening.
There was so much giveaways and discounted prices on all beauty products sold. It was an opportunity for women to buy makeup in bulk and get free makeover.
Following up now is a list of exhibitors at the event and what they had to offer to the crowd.
The 1st exhibitor I spoke with was Glowglam who specializes in all kinds of makeup services and training and have been in the makeup business for 3 years. They also sell all noted brands of makeup from Zaron, Iman, MaryKay and so much more. They had 20% discount off all products as well as bridal makeup for the Lagos Makeup Fair.
Next up was Labelle Hair & Beauty owned by Erica Ifeka who has been into makeup and hair business for 4 years. They sell all makeup products and hair extensions like Peruvian, Indian and Russian hair. They launched their website at this event and introduced the collection of an international makeup brand called Makeup Forever. Their own giveaway for this event were various makeup tools such as eye collection, face collection and so on. They also had a raffle draw in place for people who bought products worth 5000 naira and more.
Beyond Faces Makeover owned by Yewande Peredrino of 7years experience in the business is also an award winning makeup artist from the Fashion & Style awards. She was also a nominee for the Nigerian Events Award, Christmas in January and lots of other awards. (Wow! Really awesome). She specializes in bridal makeup and training and organizes workshops and seminars. She had a 5 in 1 professional brush set and professional starter pack as giveaways. Well done!!!
Shades & Sparkles (a unique name I must say) was also an exhibitor at this event. Shade Adetunji, the makeup professional who has been in the business for 3 years had a 10% discount offer on all makeup products sold. She had makeup products like the 180 eyeshadow pallette, the 88 eyeshadow pallette and so much more on sale.
Tara Makeover, a pioneer in the makeup industry couldn’t have missed this event. Her representatives were there to shwocase all her brands and also to offer free makeover to all those who attended the event.
More gist of makeup exhibitors coming up soon. Join in the buzz and Stay Connected!!!