Nigerian Independence Day Inspired Makeup

My Nigeria…I love you soo much. I want the best for you. Sometimes, I get frustrated… Sometimes, I want to scream for you and shout for you, because I know you have soo much potential. Ohh well…another story for another day.

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence (which is today, October 1st, 2010) I did a wearable Naija look inspired by the Nigerian Flag. My friend Dele, was a great sport and lent me her beautiful face. Thanks Girl!

Happy Birthday, Nigeria!!!

Dele Before...Cute as a button!!!

Dele After...a Nigerian Queen!!!

Another Look!

This is what I used to create this look. All products are by MAC unless otherwise stated:


Studio Moisture Fix Lotion

Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone Treatment

Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NW50

Studio Tech Foundation in NW40 (as concealer under the eye)

Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Deep Dark

CoverGirl Queen Natural Hues Minerals Bronzer in Ebony Bronze (as a contour powder)

Nars Taj Mahal Blush

Iridescent Powder in Golden Bronze

Prep +Prime Transparent Finishing Powder


Spiked Eye Brow Pencil


Urban Decay Primer Potion

Make Up For Ever Flash Color in White (as base on inner lids)

Make Up For Ever Flash Color in Leaf Green (as base on outer lids)

Tete-A-Tint Eyeshadow (to highlight the brow bone)

Ben Nye Eyeshadow in Ice (Inner lids)

Lime Eyeshadow from the Dare to Wear collection (middle of lids)

Sassy Grass Eyeshadow from the Dare to Wear collection (Outer lids and Crease and lower lids)

Plumage Eyeshadow (to darken Crease)

Float on By Dark Eye Kohl from the To the Beach collection (in waterline and as a base around lower lash line)

Urban Decay Heavy Mental Glitter Eyeliner in Stagedive


Maybelline Colossal Volum’ Mascara

Red Cherry Lashes #505


Prep + Prime Lip

Nightmoth Lipliner

Lollipop Loving Lipstick

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Smokey Look

Happy Birthday, Nigeria!!!!



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