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Nigerian Bridal makeup: the elegant bride

Hi guys!

How you doing? Charming beautiful, I bet! 😘

I had a bridal job for a destination wedding a while back; it was a fun and exciting weekend away.

My bride is an elegant but simple girl who has a flawless natural beauty and one who wanted minimal makeup. What I have learnt over the years is to respect my clients’ wishes and never to impose myself or my ideas on them. I believe that your client must be comfortable with the makeup, just as in fashion, so that they don’t feel pressured to be somebody they aren’t. I have worked with unreluctant or confused clients before but I have always gently nudged them in the right direction without over powering their personalities. I believe that gentle nudging is the most effective way to push a client to go a little out of their comfort zone without diminishing their personalities or self confidence. 

Here is how my bride turned out for the traditional Nigerian wedding:

The makeup was simple but elegant just as she is.

I hope that makeup artists would learn to listen to their clients rather than listen only to their own voice.




Another vibrant Nigerian traditional wedding


Hi guys,

Still on this Month’s edition of online magazine, still on weddings.

In past blog posts, I had described Nigerian traditional weddings as vibrant, colourful and loud. Those words are still true! Our culture exudes colours and pageantry, so naturally, when you are contracted as a professional makeup artist, you know your job is cut out. Not only is it your job to makeup the bride, you have to dress the bride in the traditional Nigerian attire that is common with the culture the bride belongs as well as tie ‘gele’ (head tie) for the bride. Take it from me, bridal geles are hardly modest.

The bride before makeup:


And after:




Because the nature of our culture allows our brides’ makeup to be loud, we try as much as possible to make her the centre of the celebration and go easy on the bridemaid’s makeup.

Check out the bridesmaid:



And after…



During Nigerian traditional weddings, we have colour themes and for this wedding, the couple chose pink for traditional and orange for the church wedding. We compensate for the barely- there natural makeup of church weddings with vibrant and loud makeup that elaborate traditional weddings provide.


My family welcomes a new bride

Hi guys,
How y’all doing? It’s been a while … I know… I have been busy learning a new skill – the art of baking. I am never content with mastering one skill but constantly learning new things – my own way of enriching my life. Besides that, I travelled to my native home town in Benue State of Nigeria to attend my dear cousin’s wedding. Nigeria is a very large country so traveling from Lagos to Benue was moving from one extreme to another. If one were to go by road transport, it would take ten hours to make it to Benue. Not easy. But thank God for an airplane!

I had a great time with family – it was a reunion but most importantly, it was fun making my cousin’s very beautiful bride up for the wedding ceremony. I love weddings because I love the way makeup transforms brides into princesses on their special day and how such transformation elevates the spirits of the brides and transcends their disposition, attitude and confidence all through the ceremony. Some brides actually walk on air when the makeup is complete. My cousin’s bride felt this way.

Warning though: the pictures are not too good.

Here is the bride before makeup:


Here she is after makeup:



Our lovely couple:


As for the baking, I am getting there but I am back to blogging again.

Cheers guys!