What are Top 10 best powders for Nigerian women?

What are Top 10 best powders for Nigerian women? Find out from this article!

Am sure after years of mixing and matching various brands, experimental research, and lots of hours practice on different clients, Some Nigerians have taken the giant leap of starting their makeup brands in answer to the prayers and yearnings of many women who seek a beautiful skin and perfect look. Most suitable makeup products have the advantage of durability, heat resistant, shine and oil controlling, smooth and rich textures, conceal imperfections and also perfect for sensitive skins .They are manufactured in strict compliance with regulatory laws. The products also come in different colors blendable, textures, and will help take the guess work out of stunning make-up application.So what  are the best 10 powders for Nigerian woman? Look trough this brands and you will find the best variant for you.

1. House of Tara. Tara Powder + Foundation - 45

Key Features

  • Colour/Shade:Medium
  • Skin Type: All
  • Oil-free
  • Flawless Application
  • Enhanced Look

House of Tara (HOT) is a registered makeover outfit that was founded in 1998. Mrs. Tara Fela-Durotoye is the Chief Executive Officer and Creative Director of HOUSE OF TARA International. She is a graduate of Law, Lagos state university and a veteran in the beauty industry, who pioneered the bridal make up profession in Nigeria.
House of Tara has franchises spread across Nigeria (branches in Lagos, Ibadan, Port-Harcourt and Abuja) and with emerging footprint on the West African coastal countries of Cotonou, Ghana and Senegal.It boasts of the country's first make-up school in 2004, and also the first indigenous makeup line, the Tara product line, comprising a range of professional tool kits (such as make-up boxes, brushes and purses) for make-up artists and a wide range of make-up products including waist holders, eye shadows, eye liner, lip gloss, foundation and powders.
What makes HOT unique is the indigenous names given to their products like The Tube Lip Glosses which are available in 6 breath taking shades and named after ancient landmarks and resorts in Nigeria: Eleko, Obudu, Tinapa, Olumo Rock, Ikogosi Falls and Yankari. The Single Pot Shadows were influenced by ancient Nigerian women female; Imosee, Ediye, Obaa Pa, Ahuofe, Tugbeje, Obaahemaa, Madam Tinubu, Dudu, Yarinya, Queen Amina and Queen Idia.
HOT powders are non-fussy, silky smooth and contains long lasting ingredients

2. BMPRO. Pressed powder. 

The makeup line BMPRO (BANKE MESHIDA PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP) birthed in 2006 with 14 products in the line. High pigment, staying power, hypoallergenic, fashion forward are a few words that describe these amazing products formulated for optimum performance in humid weather.Today, BMPRO makeup has 65 products in the Nigerian market as well as distributors all over Nigeria, the UK, USA, Ghana and Canada. Its success is based on the acceptance of its quality all over the world. A creative spirit, The founder, Banke Meshida started as an English undergraduate in University of lagos, has created looks for lots of celebrities, like Anita Okoye, runways (mbgn, miss nigeria, tiffany amber, house of marie, odio mimonet) Bridal (over 5000 brides and counting) Editorial cover pages and fashion magazines (This Day, Elan, Genevieve, The Sun, City People, Vanguard, Punch, Wow magazines) and especially the regular woman who wants to look extremely beautiful. Her flawless signature style is easily recognized.
BM Pro make-up products are non-comedogenic,not tested on animals and suitable for sensitive skin. 


3. Khuraira. Khuraira Original Invisible Touch Up Powder

Based out of the US and aggressively set to become well known in Nigeria, this makeup brand founded by a Nigerian emigrant to America, Khuraira Musa has a complete line of skincare, makeup and tools. With a lot of international awards and even a thumbs up from the Oprah Winfrey Show, Khuraira Musa is simply One of America’s most sought after Celebrity makeup Artists with over 20 years experience, a Pioneer of Hollywood originated airbrush makeup,and first Nigerian brand to have an airbrush system creator of a problem/solution driven makeup line for women of all ages, color and skin condition.Beauty insiders hail Khuraira for her innovative products as well as techniques that address women’s skin regardless of age, skin tone or condition.Her distinct style and full assortment keeps the brand featured in numerous consumer magazines and on social media.

4. Zaron. Zaron Face Palette.

Achieve flawless skin with the Zaron Face palette! 12 blendable oil free foundation and compact powder shades.

Zaron is a brand dedicated to the enhancement of the wellbeing and quality of lives of all people through the development, marketing, distribution and sale of quality lifestyle products. The brand was conceived in Leeds, United Kingdom in 2010 and began operations in Lagos Nigeria in September 2011.

The Zaron brand trades under the names of Zaron International Limited, Zaron Cosmetics Limited and Zaron Hair Products Limited. They have a great brand of lifestyle products, manufactured to international standards and customized to different environmental conditions and for people of color. Their powders are oil-free and contains sun protection ingredients too.

5. Sleek. Professional finishing powder. 

The Sleek brand is a hair and make-up brand run by 2 sisters, Ebele and Ify Ugochukwu. The UK based product was actually introduced into the Nigeria market in 2007, and since then, it has grown to become one of the most sought after on the scene right now. Face Of Sleek contest was also an instant hit when it was introduced. The brand consists of the hair and skincare range.
Sleek Studio Skincare range comprises of 2 main Products : Exfoliating Range and Lightening Range.

6. Maybelline NG. Clear Smooth all –in-one powder.

Which was introduced into Nigerian market recently and labeled as the powder of new generation, The All-In-One does it all:

– Controls shine

– Conceals flaws

– Smoothes

– Evens

– Mattifies

– Perfects tone

– SPF25

Maybelline New York Nigeria is a division of the global cosmetics company, L’Oreal. L’Oreal is a leader in developing alternative methods to animal testing with the ultimate goal of eliminating all animal testing completely. In1989 L’Oreal voluntarily stopped using animal testing for the evaluation of its entire range of finished products. The company has invested $800 million over the last 25 years to develop innovative , alternative methods to animal testing, particularly in the area of reconstructed tissue development. Bimpe Onakoya, the company's artistic director in Nigeria is a dynamic and creative Makeup Artist with over ten years industry experience spanning television, print, editorial shoots, advertising campaigns, bridal beauty, fashion shows and events. She has worked alongside some of the industry’s most influential photographers,top models, fashion designers and stylists.
Maybelline NG's product is created specifically for African skin to control shine, conceals flaws, smoothens, evens the skin tone, brightens the skin, achieving that superb and flawless look.

7. black|Up Nigeria. Two way cake powder.

The perfect 2-in-1 foundation !

Its original texture offers the advantages of both foundation and powder in a single product !

Simple and practical, this foundation can be used in two different ways for two different results:
* Apply with a dry sponge for a matte and powdery finish,
* Or apply with a damp sponge for a perfectly even complexion.
At the heart of the formula, Vitamins A and E provide anti-ageing action.
* Sponge provided

black|Up was founded in Paris in 1999 by African/french makeup artist and cosmetic designer, it is the first professional makeup artist brand-targeted at black and ethnic skins. 
black|Up, develops a true expertise answering darker complexions’ specific need and offers products that pair professional quality and pleasure of use: velvety effects, matte or powdery finishes, perfect coverage, ultra vibrant colours, 100% non-ashy finish…
In Nigeria, black|Up is exclusively distributed and marketed by Montaigne AH Limited, the same company that has the exclusive rights for international cosmetics brands including Clarins, Dr Murad and Chanel. In 2011, black|Up will be expanding its presence in Nigeria with makeover sessions, sampling activations, makeup artist training sessions and much more. 

8. Prestige.  Prestige Soft Focus Loose Powder 

This is a Cosmetics Brand that has been for over 30years&distributed Worldwide, a recognized leader in make-up trends and product development.. The company iwas introduced to the Nigerian market by Taries, a beauty outfit run by Tara Adesomowo.

Tara is a graduate of International Relations from Covenant University, and also worked with Spring Bank plc. Her passion for makeup, fashion and handwork started as a teenager. Her journey as a beauty specialist began in 2009. She is the FOUNDER of Taries World. She is known for the sales and use of unique professional makeup brands, bringing foreign trusted cosmetics for women of colors to Africa. She has the Sole and Exclusive Distribution of Prestige Cosmetics & Studio makeup in Nigeria and also own her own Makeup Range known as Taries Makeup products (which includes professional makeup palettes and Brushes).

The brand, Prestige cosmetics offers variety of amazing products such as quality pressed powders. It also has Beverly Osu, former BBA housemate as its brand ambassador.

9. Inglot. A sheer pressed powder

With intense colour payoff thanks to the treated pigments, mica, and an excellent talc-free formula. The addition of hydrophobic compounds ensures it is longwearing and unaffected by perspiration or other moisture.
Inglot Cosmetics is one of the world’s leading manufacturers in colour cosmetics dedicated to providing products and services of the highest quality. Originating from Poland over 30 years ago, this exciting and fast rising Brand has soared to international status with over 450 stores and presence in nearly 60 countries including all the major fashion cities including Lagos,Nigeria.Inglot Cosmetics prides itself in being innovative, vibrant and fun offering an extensive range of colors and a variety of products.

10. Oriflame

Oriflame powders keep shine under control and leave your skin with a perfect matt finish. A good powder will set your foundation in place and make sure that you still look amazing at the end of the day.


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