You know how I always say I believe you can find anything in Nigeria, you just have to know someone that knows someone. I still believe this, but the problem is you also have to be ready to pay whatever this ‘someone’ is charging, and most times it’s quite ridiculous.

This is why I am always happy when I get news that a brand is coming to Nigeria, because this means we get to purchase these products for the same price we would overseas.

Montaigne Place is slowly becoming a mini ‘beauty mecca’ and I am not sure a lot of you know the brands they are exclusive retail distributors for here in Nigeria… So I am going to share!  PS: ‘retail distributor’ means they are officially licensed to sell these products from the brands themselves, which means the pricing is similar to what you will pay for these anywhere else in the world


This is a fairly new makeup brand that has grown exponentially since it launched in 1999. Founded by an African Makeup Artist to answer darker complexion’s specific needs. Montaigne Place stocks all Black Up products and even offer makeovers and you are free to swatch before you buy! Their contour sticks, foundation and face primer are a few of their most popular products


I’m sure we all know or have heard of Clarins. But one thing I want to point out is that Montaigne Place only carry skincare products from this brand, not makeup. I use the Clarins ‘Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch’ which is a face primer and I walked in looking to re-purchase it and was told, they only sell Clarins skincare products. So, take note.


I recently got the Clinique ‘Take The Day Off’ cleansing balm from Montaigne Place and it cost me NGN6,460 and this costs £22 in the UK…. go do the math! Unbelievable right?


This I shared all about in this post here. They carry both makeup and skincare from Elizabeth Arden.

Makeup and skincare are not the only products sold at Montaigne Place, there’s perfume, but I’m more concerned with the beauty brands…. obviously! They’ve also got a spa!

Four brands may not seem like a lot, but it’s better than nothing. I also like the fact that Montaigne Place are ‘intelligent’ regarding what brands they carry. They aren’t stocking any brand just to fill-out their shelves, they are bringing in brands that work and have a following!

Montaigne Place outlets nationwide:

Montaigne Place
Address: Shop 16, Palms Shopping Centre, 1 Bis Way, Lekki Expressway, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Tel: 01 851 7774 | 0806 486 3969

Montaigne Place
Address: Shop 8, Air Side, Departure Level, New Murtala Mohammed, Local Airport, Lagos.
Tel: 01 279 9889

Montaigne Place
Address: Shop 10 Land Side, Departure Level, New Murtala Mohammed, Local Airport, Lagos.
Tel: 01 448 2230

Montaigne Place Shop
Address: Ikeja City Mall, Shop L033, Obafemi Awolowo Road, Alausa, Ikeja
Tel: 0819 045 0712

Montaigne Place
Address: Shop 8, Adebola Shopping Mall, 53 Isaac John Street, GRA Ikeja, Lagos.
Tel: 01 270 7913

Montaigne Place
Address: Shop B7, Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Mall, Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere, Lagos.
Tel: 0813 029 5258

The Clarins Shop
Address: Shop 13b & 14b, Delta Plaza, Balogun, Lagos International Tradefair Complex, Lagos- Badagry Expressway, Lagos.
Tel: 0819 180 7801

Montaigne Place
Address: Silverbird Entertainment Centre, 1161 Memorial Drive, Cadastrial Zone, Central Business District, Abuja.
Tel: 0819 180 7807

Montaigne Place
Address: Grand Towers Abuja Mall, Plot 232 Cadastal Zone B14, Dutse, Abuja.
Tel: 07045334520

Montaigne Place
Address: Ground Floor, Worldway Plaza, 129 Aba Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Tel: 084 462 975

Montaigne Place
Address: Genesis Center, Shop 2b1, Tombia Street, Gra Phase 2, Port Harcourt.
Tel: 0819 045 0711

Montaigne Place
Address: Happy Bite Plaza, 1 Stadium Road, Opposite Air Force Base, Aba Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Tel: 0819 180 7805

Montaigne Place
Address: Shop G39 7 G40, Polo Park Mall, GRA, Enugu
Tel: 0704 533 4519

Hope this post was useful!


Ez xxX



  1. April 24, 2015 / 2:49 am

    There's Montaigne place in Ibadan too na, in Cocoa mall and the palms mall. Please remember some of your readers stay in Ibadan, Abeg. XOXO

  2. mocode9
    April 24, 2015 / 2:49 am

    Ez there is an actual black up store at the Ikeja City…are they a retailer or distributor?

  3. April 24, 2015 / 2:53 am

    Hiya! Yup, that's owned by Montaigne Place…. All Blackup stores/stands nationwide.

  4. April 24, 2015 / 2:54 am

    Haha! I love and appreciate all my readers, wherever they are! I just did not have this information, thanks for sharing!! xx

  5. Ms.ukpoma
    April 25, 2015 / 5:31 am

    Awesome! I learn so much from your blog regarding beauty and beauty supplies in Lagos. Good to know these brands are officially coming into Nigeria. Keep up the good work BIL.

  6. Anonymous
    May 9, 2015 / 6:54 am

    is their any outlet in asaba or onitsha?

  7. Anonymous
    May 21, 2015 / 11:16 am

    No,but there's an outlet in warri at Delta Mall

  8. May 11, 2016 / 4:12 am

    Please i have dark spots and pimples and i have tried out some products yet no good result. Do you think you have a solution to acne and dark spots? Reply

  9. Anonymous
    October 12, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    where can I get Estee Lauder foundation and powder make up

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