When it comes to products, who better to ask than the Experts? We are tired, TIRED, of our makeup not staying in place, shifting or just not lasting long enough on our face. Which is why we shamelessly slid into the DMs of a few of your Favourite MUAs to ask: What Makeup Primer is your Favourite. Once we hit send it was an excruciating wait to hear back from them. We immediately knew what it felt like to ‘shoot your shot’ with zero control over what happens next.

Lucky for us, they responded! *moon walk*

So, as recommended by Peace Ibadin, FacesByLabisi, Layefa Beauty, iMakeYouBeeliv, Bibyonce, Doranne Beauty & iAmDodos, here are 9 of the best primers that can withstand the Lagos heat. If it’s good enough for them, it sure as hell is good enough for us!

  1. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Prime
  2. Hudabeauty matte perfection
  3. Becca Ever Matte Poreless primer
  4. Mac prep and prime
  5. Embryollise (apparently perfect for dry skin)
  6. Rimmel stay matte
  7. Illamasqua Matte Veil Primer
  8. Nars Pore & Shine control primer
  9. Makeup Forever Step 1 Primer

If you need to narrow it down to just 1 or 2, the Makeup Forever Step 1 & Becca Ever Matte Poreless seem to be the most popular amongst our Experts. And if you have dry skin, you might want to try out Embryollise.

BeautyInLagos also has a beauty directory, BeautyDirectoryNG. All the makeup retailers referenced above are listed on the directory. Our listing categories on the directory include: Makeup Artists, Beauty Product retailers, Beauty Service Providers, Spas & Hair Care & Extension retailers. Looking for something? Why not check: www.thebeautydirectoryng.com


If you’re a regular BiL reader/follower you should be familiar with The Nail Boutique! One of our favourite nail salons here in Lagos. We also previously featured them in our BiL Recommends series as one of our top spots to get a pedicure.

They recently moved locations, into a much bigger space, and we are LOVING their new loft-inspired vibe. With 8 Pedicure chairs, 6 Nail Tech stations and 4 nail-drying stations they’ve definitely upped the ante on the Mani-Pedi experience in Lagos. Check out the images:



Raybok Mall (Top Floor), 5 Prince Adelowo Adedeji Street, off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Telephone: +234 (0) 818 000 3526 & +234 (0) 805 058 0800
Instagram: @TheNailBoutiqueNG
Facebook: @TheNailBoutiqueNG
Twitter: @NailBoutiqueNG
Website: www.thenailboutique.ng

To have your business featured in the ‘Out and About’ series. Email: hello@beautyinlagos.com


When curating these deals and participating locations for our annual ’12 Days of XMAS with BiL’ campaign, we had you guys, our #BiLFam, as our number one priority. We wanted to run deals off beauty services you will definitely need for the holidays. We kicked off the campaign on Monday 10th December, with a new deal being released every single day until tomorrow, 21st December.

Holidays mean parties, concerts & over-eating (lol), so with our deals we think we’ve got you all covered. From Blowdrys to Massages, Facial treatments to Pedicure. Here are all the deals that have been released so far, simply click any of the listed deals below to purchase a voucher:

  • Glycolic Facelift + Wood Therapy Massage
  • Luxury Pedicure Service
    • For HER
    • For HIM
  • Gel Manicure Service
  • Brightening Body Scrub
  • Blow Dry Service
  • Swedish Massage + Mini Facial
  • Wig Making Service
  • Lotus Facial Treatment
  • Dip Powder Manicure

All our deals run until January 2019, so even if you don’t require a service right now, I guarantee when the new year rolls through you’d probably need a relaxing massage or a facial treatment to kickstart your NEW YEAR-NEW YOU! 

Click HERE to browse all deals!


Our BiL 12 Days of XMAS’ is in full-swing and  the discount vouchers are being swiped up literally as the deals are sent out.

We’ve still got vouchers available to redeem these luxury pedicures at Yanna Studio in Ikoyi.

These vouchers are valid until 6th of January 2019, so you don’t need to redeem your services immediately you purchase the voucher, you have at least 4weeks! The trick is to get a voucher before we sell-out


Click to shop this deal: Luxury Pedicure


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With our ’12 Days of Xmas with BiL’ campaign, there’s a new deal sent out every single day up until the 21st of December. When a new deal is available, we send our an alert to all BeautyClubNG subscribers, along with a direct link to purchase. 

If you would like to get deals sent directly to your inbox, then subscribe by filling out the form below and hit ‘SUBSCRIBE’

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BeautyClubNG subscribers will always receive the links to purchase voucher deals first, before it is shared here on the site and social media. Vouchers are very limited, so make sure you’re subscribed, if you aren’t already.


If you’ve always dreamt of becoming a certified aesthetician, beauty therapist or skincare expert, well here’s your chance! Things like this rarely ever come around often, especially here in Nigeria, so this could be quite literally an opportunity of a lifetime! 

The Beauty Therapy Institute (BTi), an accredited beauty institution here in Lagos are giving TWO scholarships worth N350,000 to train at their prestigious beauty school.

The Beauty Therapy Institute (BTi) offers and runs training courses in Health, Beauty & Skincare Therapy. They offer quality assured full and part-time education and training in the latest skill programs, qualifications and standards required for the professional Health, Beauty and Skincare industries. BTi is an African Franchise with a number of campuses around Africa, including one here in Nigeria.

Entry Rules

There really are no rules as this is a lucky dip! All you need to do is send a text to a number and your name will be entered into the raffle draw:

Text ‘BNE2018 RPL Applicant + Your Name’ to 08091115432

Winners will be announced on the 13th of December, 2018



Booked that Facial or Pedicure yet? Or need to gift a loved-one a Massage this holiday season? You might want to hold out until next week! The plan is to make sure you don’t pay full price for any Beauty Service this festive period

Yes, you read that right! Every single day for 12days BeautyInLagos will have vouchers to redeem a variety of discounted beauty services by trusted service providers around Lagos.

From Monday 10th December 2018, the 2nd Edition of our ’12 Days of XMAS with BiL’ is back! Bigger and even BETTER! This time around we’ve added new service providers and a wider variety of services including:

  • Blow Drys
  • Gel Manicures
  • Facial Treatments
  • Body Treatments
  • Pamper Sessions (Massages)
  • Semi-Permanent Lashes
  • Manicures & Pedicures
  • and a whole lot more!


12DAYs of XMAS with BiL runs from Monday 10th – Friday 21st December 2018. As always, our BeautyClubNG subscribers will receive the link to purchase the deal first, before everyone else. And these deals typically sell out fast, so if you still aren’t subscribed you can do so by simply filling-out the form below

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Did someone say ‘Hair Goals’? Well, that’s exactly what Tosin Ade-Aibinu is to us here at BiLHQ! She is the Founder & Owner of Naija Naturals, a company that retails literally EVERYTHING you need for your hair; from hair products to wig-making accessories! Tosin’s got a head full of glorious, lush 4C textured hair which, when she has it out, is usually styled in a gorgeous bun. We reached out to her to find out what products/tools she uses to achieve her signature top-buns. We imagined her list would be as long as an arm, but we were pleasantly when she shared just 6 items:


1. Spray Bottle – ₦800

Natural hair is easiest to manipulate when wet, so a spray bottle is needed to spritz some moisture into those curls.

Purchase here: Spray Bottle


2. Wide Tooth Comb

We are going to need to stretch and loosen out any knots or kinks in our hair, and a wide tooth comb is kind enough to get the job done without too much hair loss.

Purchase here: Wide-Tooth Comb


3. Leave-in conditioner or Curl Smoothie

We definitely want those curls to pop, so some sort of curl enhancer is needed. Tosin uses Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie.

Purchase here: Leave-In/Curl Enhancer


4. A piece of String

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To manipulate all that hair into a bun.


5. Edge Tamer – ₦4,000

A soft toothbrush and some good quality edge-tamer will have those edges laid!

Purchase here: Moco de Gorilla


6. Eco Styler Gel –  ₦1,500

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Lastly, a light styling gel to tame flyaways for the bun.

Purchase here: Eco Styler Hair Gel



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Thanks Tosin, hopefully we will have our buns popping in no time!


All products mentioned can be purchased on www.naijanaturals.com. Direct links to some products also provided.