Cosmetics have advanced significantly in recent years, boasting new beauty products that last longer, with a myriad of accompanying innovative application techniques, all aimed at improving what we look like. There’s no shortage of before and after pictures of happy clients by Nigerian make-up artists on Instagram, spotting dramatic transformations, particularly for weddings and other formal events.
Following my #NoMakeUp Challenge, it’s been 22 days without an ounce of makeup, no powder and accordingly, no eyebrows. So I think it’s fitting to tell you a bit about me and make up.
As a child, I loved to draw and paint. Before I could write, I could draw, connecting all the little bumps on our bedroom wall with pencil lines. It came naturally to me.
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Getting a visa is one of the first things that come to mind when planning a foreign trip. Now, according to the Passport Index, the Nigerian passport ranks 81st in the world, giving us visa-free or visa on arrival to 44 countries.
It is always fun to travel. My earliest memory of traveling is staring out at the trees speeding past on either side of the endless stretch of road, and then drifting in and out of sleep in the backseat of my dad’s Peugeot 504. This year, I’ve been blessed to travel often, both locally and abroad, and even now, the steady hum of the engine, plane or car, still sends me to sleep.
I haven’t discussed my relationship with make-up with you, but you should know that it’s my one true love. I’ve worn make-up at least 5 days a week for the past 10 years. I pat, blend, bake and beat this face flawlessly, and my highlight game is for the gods. But, absence makes the heart grow fonder so I’m taking a break.
These are dark times for us. Our naira is at an all-time low and shopping online from any foreign country is nearly unaffordable. However, we are Nigerians and how does that saying go?
“No matter the economy of the jungle, a lion will never eat grass!🦁”