We got a LOT of emails from readers asking for more Dupes, so here it is. If you missed the first one, you can read it here. This time around we took it a step farther and have now included links to BeautyDirectoryNG businesses that stock some of the products mentioned! Once again, we went back to Julia to see if she had any more dupes to share and thankfully she did! Julia is an Associate Makeup Artist at popular makeup house Doranne Beauty, and she is known for her ‘nack’ at finding cheaper alternatives for more expensive products; these are termed ‘duplicates’ or ‘dupes’ in the beauty world.

In this post Julia shares with us, another, 5 Dupes she uses on her clients, that give her similar results to the more expensive product:

1. MAKEUP FOREVER STEP 1 MATTTIFYING PRIMER

 

WHERE TO BUY

Makeup Forever Step 1 Mattifying Primer

 

Pond’s Lasting Oil Control


2. MORPHE EYESHADOW PALETTES

 

WHERE TO BUY

Morphe Eyeshadow Palettes

Hush Beauty NG


3. FENTY BEAUTY BODY LAVA

WHERE TO BUY

Fenty Beauty Body Lava

Sephora Illuminating Bronzing Oil


4. ARTIST COUTURE ‘LA BRONZE’

WHERE TO BUY

Artist Couture ‘La Bronze’

Yanga Beauty ‘Kporkish’


 

5. OMGLO Cosmetics Spray

WHERE TO BUY

Omglo Cosmetics Spray (200ml)

Soo Pro Cosmetics Hydra Mist (200ml)


You can find Julia on Instagram: @Jhulia_

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It’s no secret, Primers are the key to lasting makeup. But the big confusion is, which one actually does what it says on the bottle? Thankfully we have an expert to help us out, Theo is a celebrity makeup artist and lead artist at Doranne Beauty and one thing she’s known for is getting her client’s makeup to last all day. She shared with us the secret to lasting makeup is a combination of things, asides from the client’s skin-type and learning how to use the right products that will work, the BASE of any makeup look is the ultimate key to determining how long it will last. Primer & Foundation are the two key products that make up the Base. In this post she shares with us her top 5 primers that hold-up nicely, especially in warmer climates like Nigeria.

When picking out a primer pay attention to what skin issue it targets. Here are a few examples of the sort of primers on the market:

  • Pore Minimiser
  • Pore Filler/Smoothing (blurs out skin)
  • Mattifying (absorbs sebum)
  • Luminous/Radiance
  • Hydrating

In the list below, Theo shares her top 5 primers and the skin issues they help target.

 

1. SMASHBOX THE ORIGINAL SMOOTH & BLUR PRIMER

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It blurs out the skin creating a ‘film-like’ base, also act as a pore-filler. This primer recently got a facelift, so look out for the new packaging.

 

2. MAKEUP FOREVER STEP 1 MATTIFYING PRIMER

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Super-mattifying. Suitable for Oily skin

 

3. COVER FX MATTIFYING PRIMER WITH ACNE TREATMENT

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Mattifies without drying out the skin

 

4. LAURA MERCIER RADIANCE FOUNDATION PRIMER

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Light-weight primer, doubles-up as an illuminator

 

5. BENEFIT THE PORE FESSIONAL

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Mattifying and also a Pore Filler. If you have enlarged pores, this is the primer for you.


Look out for the second part of our chat with Theo where she shares some of her favourite Foundations.

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Show of hands if, until recently, when you heard the word ‘acid’ the first thing that came to your mind was: “won’t it hurt?” Don’t worry we promise you weren’t alone, acid sounds scary to be honest. Which is why in this post we would like to shed some light on a few acids, so you have a better understanding of this whole ‘acid’ business.

First off, including an acid as one of the products in your skincare routine, usually as a toner, will correct & alleviate a myriad of skin conditions, depending on what acid it is. We’ve decided to put together a 2-part post series explaining skin acids, what they do, what skin type they’re suitable for and where you can purchase them in Nigeria. Here’s part 1,  hope you find this series helpful.

 

GLYCOLIC ACID

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What it does: Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) family. exfoliates, reduces appearance of fine lines/wrinkles, treats hyperpigmentation & corrects uneven skintone

Skin Type: All types.

PRODUCT SUGGESTIONSWHERE TO BUY
Pixi Glow Tonic 5% Glycolic
SK Beauty
Paula's Choice Advanced Smoothing Treatment 10% AHAHilary Says
1. Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Charcoal Soap
2. Cosrx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner
Your Skin's Love
Glycolic Acid 7% Toning SolutionCho & Zen Beauty
1. Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner
2. Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Cleanser
3. Pixi Glow Peel Pads
4. Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA gel with Glycolic Acid.
Gebeesq

 

LACTIC ACID

 

What it does: Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) family. Exfoliates, aids skin-shedding, corrects sun-damaged skin

Skin Type: All types. Especially those with acne scars

PRODUCT SUGGESTIONWHERE TO BUY
Hydropeptide Pre-Treatment TonerHilary Says
The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HAAllure Beauty Store
1. The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%
2. Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon Exfoliator
Gebeesq

 

L-ASCORBIC ACID

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What it does: purest form of vitamin C. Anti-inflammatory, prevents UV damage, stimulates collagen, corrects uneven skintone & brightens skin tone.

Skin Type: All types

PRODUCT SUGGESTIONSWHERE TO BUY
Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin DropYour Skin's Love
Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day SerumHilary Says
1. The Ordinary Ethylated Ascorbic Acid 15% Solution
2. The Ordinary 100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder
3. The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%
Gebeesq

 

SALICYLIC ACID

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What it does: Also known as Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), it exfoliates, unclogs the pores, refines pore size, builds elastin and collagen

Skin Type: Combination, Oily & Acne-prone

PRODUCT SUGGESTIONSWHERE TO BUY
1. Cosrx Low PH Good Morning Cleanser
2. Cosrx Blackhead Power Cream
Your Skin's Love
Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power LiquidHilary Says
The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% SolutionCho & Zen Beauty
Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA LiquidGebeesq

 

FERULIC ACID

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What it does: enhances retinol performance, reduces loss of collagen, prevents sun damage & fights-off free radicals

Skin Type: All types

PRODUCT SUGGESTIONWHERE TO BUY
Timeless C + E Ferulic Acid SerumHilary Says
The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%Gebeesq

 


In Part 2 of this series we will be talking about: Citric, Hyaluronic, Amino, Retinoic & Fatty Acids. Be sure to check back!

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Remember in this post, we said that all throughout the month of June we will be  giving away FREE Manicures & Pedicures? Well, our first giveaway went live last week and is still running. All you need to do is share with us in the comments, ON INSTAGRAM, something a guy has done to you because of football.

 

 

Simply look for the above image in our Instagram feed, and share your story in the comments section.


The Giveaway closes tomorrow, so head over to our Instagram (@BeautyInLagos) and share your story. Goodluck! Terms & Conditions apply. Click here for full terms & conditions.

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So, the WorldCup starts today and a lot of us ladies are just not into football. What better time for #TGiFreeManicures to be BACK! The boys can have their football, we want to treat the ladies this season!

 

For this series we have joined forces with Foodpro to make it even bigger and better. Is it bad that we are OBSESSED with their brand of cashew nuts, literally the crunchiest, and the fact that they are #ProudlyNigerian… you know we are always team #BuyNigerian.

We partnered with Foodpro to take #TGiFreeManicures to the next level! We want a lot more of our readers and followers to get in on the action, so we are not restricting the treatments to a particular day of the week, and we are bringing our Abuja readers in on the action. More on that as we roll out the series.

 

Every single Friday in June, starting from tomorrow the 15th June 2018, we will run giveaways on Instagram (@BeautyInLagos), 5 winners will be chosen, each winner gets to share their prize with a friend. What’s the prize? A FREE full Manicure & Pedicure session, for 2, at a relaxing Nail Salon.

 

The plan is for 15 BiL Followers and their friends to get pampered this football season!

So make sure you are following BeautyInLagos on Instagram and get ready to win a Pamper day for two this football season


Terms & Conditions
Entrants must be resident in Lagos or Abuja (specificity will be provided per giveaway)
Entrants Instagram accounts cannot be private
Entrants must be willing to have their pictures taken during pamper experience (images will only be used on Instagram)
If selected, Entrants will be required to share their experience on their page using the hashtag #TGiFreeManicures
Offer does not include removal/application of gel polish, nail extensions or any service outside of the Manicure-Pedicure.
Offer valid for a period of 10days after winners are announced.
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Hairitage Hub is an Ultra-Modern, Healthy Hair Care Salon, with a unique focus on healthy hair. They believe hair shouldn’t only LOOK healthy, it should also BE healthy. This salon caters to natural, relaxed and texlaxed hair types, founded out of the owners struggle to find salons in Lagos with a focus on healthy and beautiful hair, not just the latter.

On their service menu features 11 signature bespoke wash and conditioning treatment options for different hair textures at different stages. All hairdressers and stylists at the salon are trained in depth and up to date on scientific understanding of black hair, as well as an in-house hair care consultant. Specialist services available include:

  • Microscopic analysis of the hair and scalp
  • Hair care consultations
  • Custom hair care regimen creation
  • Protective styling (braids)
  • Wigs & Weaves
  • Natural hair twists
  • Up-do’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hairitage Hub also boasts a well-equipped nail bar that provides a range of nail services, including pedicures, manicures, gel systems, acrylic systems and more.

 

DETAILS

HAIRITAGE HUB

Lennox Mall, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos

Telephone: +234 (0) 9082474331
Instagram: @HairitageHub


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

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