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In a time when Nigerians are encouraged to patronise local businesses, it is only ideal that we introduce you to some of the leading makeup brands in Nigeria. The Nigerian beauty industry is one that does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon, hence the launch of various makeup brands over the years. These brands give their foreign counterparts a run for their money and set trends that revolutionalise the makeup industry as a whole.

Find, below, five leading makeup brands in Nigeria worth patronizing

House of Tara


Founded in 1998 by Tara Fela-Durotoye, House of Tara is the first makeup brand in Nigeria and it had remained a household name in the makeup industry setting trends and introducing new concepts for others to follow. House of Tara presently operates within Nigeria and various countries in Africa. It has been a very active player in the industry, speaking against counterfeit products through its #IStandWithTara campaign, which it launched in 2017, and promoting the use of original products. House of Tara is known for its wide range of products including highlighters, contouring palettes, powders, and eye shadows.

Zaron cosmetics


Founded in 2011, Zaron Cosmetics has grown to be one of the most popular makeup brands in Nigeria, especially for the wide range of quality products it releases. Presently operating in Nigeria and other countries in Africa,  Zaron Cosmetics is known for its rich variety of products which speak for themselves. From its foundations and powders to its lipsticks and more, Zaron Cosmetics never fails to make a great impression as far as makeup is concerned.

BMPro Makeup


Banke Meshida Lawal is another popular name in the Nigeria makeup industry. Her makeup brand, BMPro Makeup, has stood the test of time since its launch in 2006 and is presently one of the most renowned makeup brands in Nigeria. Its relevance in the industry is evident in its enticing lip products which have become a must-have, and its distinct eyebrow glitter which has a stunning effect on the eyebrows.

Hegai and Esther


Although relatively new on the makeup scene, Hegai and Esther has been doing really well and deserves all the attention it has been getting. Hegai and Esther first became popular when it released its eyebrow cream which garnered a lot of success. In 2016, it made a comeback when it launched a series of products including foundation, powder, eye shadows, contour kits, and many more.

Yanga Beauty


Yanga Beauty is famous for its edgy product, the Browlution, which it released alongside a range of matte and metallic lip creams. Since its recent launch in 2016, it has branded itself as a reliable beauty service offering topnotch lip products that promise to be durable, long-lasting and blemish-free.

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This article was first published on 15th July 2019


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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