Don’t you just love it when a brand completely revamps and decides to up their game? First, House of Tara and now Zaron Cosmetics, and they have come out the door… guns blazing!
I remember a couple years ago swatching a few Zaron products at Ebeano Supermaket in Lekki, and just being not so impressed. I did not completely write them off, quite the opposite which was weird. It actually made me a little curious and went in to their Ikoyi store to try out a few other products. To be honest, they did have some gems in there. I could tell that the brains behind the brand clearly had a vision and was kind of still figuring it all out. Now I am no expert at all, nor do I know the first thing that goes into starting up a makeup brand, but I am a mere enthusiast just like you guys and I am just sharing my inital thoughts about the brand.
Fast-forward to this present moment and Zaron are starting to claim their spot in the industry! First thing I noticed was there very colourful Ad campaign all around town especially on the BRT public transport buses and their recent product releases, with the blushes in this post being one of them.
These are their Hyper Blush range of cheek colours
There are four bright and super-pigmented colours in the range and we will get to them in a bit, but please can we have a moment to appreciate the packaging
I really like the clear acrylic compact. I mean, I love the sleek, black luxurious type ones, but this is like a breath of fresh air. And it matches my makeup storage :). It’s also got a mirror and underneath the blush pan, which is handy; as well as a flat brush for application.
|Zaron Hyper Blush Range ’02 Crush’ – N1,700*|
|Zaron Hyper Blush Range ’04 Siren – N1,700*|
|Zaron Hyper Blush Range ’01 Mudfest’ – N1,700*|
|Zaron Hyper Blush Range ’03 Rose Charm’ – N1,700*|
These swatches were not edited or enhanced in any way (my swatches never are, anyway)! That really is how neon bright the colours are especially ’04 Siren’. I have been using these in rotation all this week, that’s five whole days and every morning I have still not worked out how to successfully apply these without going overboard. I highly recommend using a fluffy blush brush and a very light hand to apply these. My favourite at the moment is ’01 Mudfest’, because it’s a really nice shade to add some warmth just under my cheekbones. It’s not the sort of shade I’d use to contour, it’s got a reddish undertone so won’t be suitable for that. Rather it just warms up my face as well as add colour, double-whammy! I would also really love to find a lipstick shade similar to ’03 Rose Charm’, a pretty Pink-Orange shade. Anyone know any lipstick like this? Please mention it in the comments below!
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I was really gobsmacked when I opened up these boxes, from the packaging to the pigmentation, Zaron are not playing any games. No joke, I literally went ‘ooooh’ when I saw this compact. I am so pleased that our very own indigenous brands are starting to pay a bit more attention to the presentation as well as quality of their products. A lot of consumers are a lot more’educated’ now, in terms of what the want out of their makeup products. We all love to have options when it comes to shopping for makeup, both internationally and at home. I really hope this trend just goes from strength to strength.
Hope you all enjoyed this post and have a fabulous weekend!