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Bridal Inspiration: 5 Makeup Tutorials for Nigerian Weddings

If you want some Nigerian bridal inspiration for your big day, the first rule of thumb is to outshine everyone.  When it comes to the makeup, the words “simple” and “natural” are typically negated.  Additionally, browns and other neutrals are almost completely absent.  Here are five Nigerian makeup tutorials (complete with product details) to make a bride truly shine on her big day.

1. Red Royalty

While some brides play it safe with soft shades and nudes, many Nigerian brides go the bold route with color.  For instance, here is a bold red lip and glammed-up eyes.

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Urban decay primer potion, Nyx jumbo pencil in milk, ticket to brazil bronzer by Wet ‘n’ Wild, BH cosmetics Palette (matte red eyeshadow, matte burgundy eyeshadow, emerald green eyeshadow), MAC Mineralized Eyeshadow – ICE (limited edition), Nick K palette (matte black eyeshadow), MAC Eyeshadow – Flip, Black Gel Liner, No 117 Lashes, Shimmery Biege Eyeshadow

MAC Matchmaster Foundation in 7.5, MAC SELECT COVER UP CONCEALER IN NC45, Ben Nye Banana Powder, Cover Girl Queen Collection Bronzer in Ebony Bronze, Sleek Contour Kit in Medium, MAC Mineralized blush in Love Thing, MAC MSF in Gold Deposit, MAC MSF in Dark, MAC Fix+

NYX Lip Liner, Rimmel London Lipstick (Kate Moss Collection)

2. Pink Lace

For the bride who wants to resemble the signature lace, go for this look featuring a light pink on both the eyes and lips.

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MAC Veluxe eyebrow pencil – Deep dark brunette, Mary Kay Brow pencil – Soft Black, MAC studio finish concealer – Nw45

Mac paint – Bamboom, NYX Jumbo pencil – Milk, Magnolia Pigment Birthstone (Lid), Camouflage makeup art palette  – 926 (crease), Mac eyeshadow – Eggplant (outer crease), Mac eyeshadow – Bamboo (Brow bone), Mac feline eye kohl – (waterline), Wet n wild mega eyes creme liner – black, YSL babydoll Mascara, Red Cherry – #43 (Doubled)

Mac Studio fix fluid – NW 45, L.A Girl pro conceal-  Toffe (highlight), Ben nye banana powder , Black Up two way cake – TW 11, Cover girl queen collection bronzer – ebony bronze (contour), Physician’s Formula Virtual face powder bronzer

NYX blush – Desert Rose

Kayge Cosmetics lip pencil  – Toast, Fabulosity lip gloss – Allure

3. Sparkle and Green

For the ultimate shine on your big day, some serious glitter on the eyes may be the way to go.  Check out this tutorial for a tasteful green look to match the green gele (headtie).


MAC painpot Painterly, Maybelline Color Tattoo Mossy Green (limited fashion week colors for fall 2012), Maybelline Color Tattoo Bare to Bronze (limited fashion week colors for fall 2012), MAC, NYX JUMBO Pencil Black Bean, Green glitter from Michael’s, Sephora Panteone Palette, you want to use all of the purples, L’oreal L’infallible gel liner 174 Blackest Black, MAC Lustre Drops in Sun Rush, L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara #285, LORAC 3D Liquid Lustre – Gold Glitter

Loreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner Brown/Brun

Mac Studio Sculpt Foundation NW 45, Mac Pro long wear concealer NC 42, Dermablend Cover Creme shades 3 + 4, MAC Select Sheer Cover NW45, Sleek Liquid Illuminator Goddess, NARS Taj Mahla, NARS Exhibit A, MAC improper copper, MAC Warm Blend, Dermablend Loose Setting Powder in Original, MUFE Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation shade 175, MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Sun Power

MAC Lady Danger lipstick

4. Bold and Gold

Here is another colorful look for the Nigerian bride to stand out on her wedding day.  This particular one encompasses gold and black with hues of purple, pink, and blue.


Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick, MAC Brown Crayon (Spiked), Benefit They’re Real Mascara, Magnolia Makeup (Soul Glo), MAC Paintpot (Groundwork), Magnolia Makeup Individual Pigment (Raw Diamond), Magnolia Makeup Individual Pigment (Cathedral)

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, NARS blush, FACE Atelier Pro Ultra Foundation, Youngblood Hi-Definition Hydrating Mineral Perfection Powder

MAC lip pencil, Magnolia Makeup Lip Fix (Pose)

5. Pretty in Pink

This final look is for the Nigerian bride who is obsessed with pink!  It is your time to shine, so why not go all out with your most favorite color in the world.  Get an ombre effect by including different shades and darker colors, such as purple.

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House of Tara Margaret Ekpo eye shadow palette, Magnolia makeup eye fix, BH Cosmetics 120 eyeshadow pallete 5th edition, Magnolia Pigment in Paris, Makeup forever mascara, Maybelline colossal kajal, Maybelline studio gel liner, Jordana brow pencil in dark brown, Amazing Shine lashes

Mary Kay foundation 507, LA pro HD concealer in cool tan (highlight), LA pro HD concealer in beautiful bronze (contour), House of Tara powder palette
LA Girl pressed powder in dark cocoa (contour), Nicka K bronzer, Bh Cosmetics 26 eyeshadow pallete and blush

NYX lip pencil in plum, Zaron Lipstick in Sweet pink

Are there any other Nigerian bridal looks that you would recommend?

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6 years ago

Beautiful and will photograph beautifully….but just a bit heavy handed for my taste.

6 years ago

Nigerian women are stunning. Love to see their bridal wear and makeup pictures. They are in class of their own.

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