Monday, February 13, 2012

Gold Winged Eyes & Pink Lips!

Elizabeth and I knew ourselves during our university days and we live close to each other too. 

She was present at the exhibition and all she kept requesting for was a makeover. The first ever from me. I was glad she was ready to sit still for the first time because she rarely ever does and she knows this.

She wanted a very loud and colorful look but I advised her to go for something a little soft with just a little edge to it. May I add that she’s a sucker for bold colors and is not afraid to wear them. That said, she finally agreed to  my “soft” look only if I will be doing pink lips for her and I agreed.


To create Elizabeth’s look:

Mary Kay Medium Coverage Foundation in 600
Mary Kay Medium Coverage Foundation in 607

Zaron Eyeshadow and Blush Duo.

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 The gold I used is at the bottom left just above the applicator tip. Both Zaron eyeshadows are the same. Just different lightings.

- Zaron Eyeshadow and Blush Duo palette in Show Stopper (Gold) 
- Tara Orelekewa 3 color Eyeshadow in Osenken (purple)
- Elf Matte Eyeshadow Quad in Brownstone
- Zaron Brow Pencil
- Sleek Liquid Eyeliner in Black
- Sleek Twistup Eye pencil in Black

- Foundation Primer (couldn’t find the product name)
- Zaron Concealer & Foundation in One PZ03 NZ15
- Mary Kay Loose Powder in Bronze 2
- Wet & Wild Silk Finish Blush in Coral Reef

- Tara lip pencil in Wine
- Milani Lip Color in Delicious 209

The Exhibition.

On February 12th, 2012, we arrived at the venue few minutes before the scheduled time and began setting up our stand. And we were done with this in very little time. By the time we arrived, music was already blasting and everyone was pretty much excited. The whole place was geared up. Some set up their stand, the rest did few re-arrangement while we all awaited our very dear customers to start trooping in.
A cross section

In another few hours, the  place was packed out, and buying and selling became the order of the day.
For us at Cynthetic Makeovers, it was needed exposure and the exhibition itself was a success to us. Many of our friends and fans trooped in and patronized us, lots of flyers and call cards were distributed and contacts were made.

Foluso leading Elizabeth to the venue

We sold majorly Sleek Makeup & Zaron products ranging from mineral & baked eyeshadows, Kohl eyeliners, lip glosses, liquid lipsticks, mascara etc . It was our first ever exhibition and as such, no stones were left unturned to make the best first impression to our clients. And we did!

Our Stand

In all, we had fun while we marketed ourselves and there was enough to eat and drink for every guest that arrived.

We just want to say, thank you to our dear friends, fans, clients. And this is in no particular order.

Emmanuella Somawine
Elizabeth Onwodi
Raphael Tochukwu
Agate & U Concepts
Ayodeji Adeyemi A
Janet K Photogaphy|Décor|Rentals
Mrs. Momodu
Juwata BeautyHouse
Mrs. Loretta Imoh
Oyeronke Akinbami
Vivian Asuelinmen
Chidinma Ada
Foluso Clothiers
Mrs. Joy Tebu
And many others who supported and encouraged us in many different ways. You made us what we are today and we are so grateful. 

I would also love to thank specially, Uwa, the organizer and brain behind this entire expo. You’re such a strong woman and you inspire me a lot. We hope to do this again very soon.

Just watch out! Keep your fingers crossed. *winks* For now, enjoy shots from the exhibition. 

Lots of love.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Bright Orange: Rita!

Hello peeps,

Decided to spice up the blog a little, hence the new background. The lady whose image is tiled on the background is Rita. 
She is so calm and gentle you could easily tell. She was referred to the studio by a friend of hers. She came for some portfolio-building. Rita is an upcoming professional model. And I think she's got just the right attitude for the job.

We got talking immediately and the prepping began. She had such flawlessly beautiful skin that made me love her all the more. I have never seen such a smooth and clean canvas, I fell in love with it. hehe!
I must say that Rita didn't exactly like this look after I was through. She said it made her eyes too dark. But, that didn't bother me much because the actual shooting hadn't begun yet. Lots of people always say such until they have seen the out put from the camera.

After the entire photo shoot, she came to me and asked for my phone number which I gladly gave. And just as expected, she confessed that she loved her new look and didn't want to wipe it off. I smiled and asked her why. She said it was because she didn't know that all her photos would turn out so beautiful and beat her expectations. And she thought her eyes were gorgeous too!
I was glad. Ahh, another satisfied customer. 

To create Rita's Bright Orange look, I used:
Mary Kay Medium Coverage Foundation in 507 & 600
Mary Kay Loose Powder in Bronze 1
Sleek i-Divine Palette in Sunset
Tara Orekelewa Eyeshadow Trio in Ovialeke
Brow Pencil: can't really remember
Sleek Khol Eyeliner Pencil in Black for lower eyeline
Sleek Voluminizing Mascara in Black
Sleek Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Sleek Lip Liner pencil
Milani LipStick in Scandalous

Shoppers’ Haven Exhibition! Barely 2 days away!!!

This is the exhibition I told you of in my last post. The one that prompted the flyers :) And may I add, yes, the flyers are ready!!! I am so excited!

Shoppers’ Haven presents The First Ever Pre-Valentine Exhibition/Sales.

Time: 12noon  - 6pm
Venue: Maryland Business Plaza, Maryland, Lagos.
Date: Sunday 12th February, 2012.

Products & Services to be showcased include:
  • Valentine Gift Packages 
  • Cosmetics 
  • Hair, weaves & hair pieces 
  • Jewelries & accessories 
  •  Home Décor items & accessories 
  •  Makeup 
  •  Photography 
  •  Locally made clothes 
  •  Assorted fabrics 
  •  Office/Casual/Party clothes 
  •  Shoes 
  •  And lots more!
Participants include:
  • Dunni Clothings 
  •  Uyai 
  •  Janet K Photography & Décor 
  •  Cynthetic Makeovers 
  •  Agate & U Concepts 
  •  And many more…
Take advantage of this WOW opportunity to express your love to your valentine this season.
There will be music, loads of discounts, free professional consultancy & refreshments.

NOTE: There will be freebies for everyone that visits Cynthetic Makeovers stand and loads of surprises from us. DON’T MISS IT!!!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

And yes! We're on Bella Naija too. To view Shopper's Haven on Bella Naija's This Weekend's Valentine 2012 Edition,  click here.