It’s 2023 and you cannot talk about events, beauty, fashion, weddings or owambe in Nigeria without talking about makeup and makeup artists.
Though there are many people who do their makeup themselves, however, when they are looking to go all glam for a special event, they reach out to the best makeup artist around to get the job done for them.
That aside, you probably won’t believe that the cosmetics industry globally generates an estimated annual turnover of around US$400 billion.
In Nigeria, research indicates that Nigeria’s cosmetics industry is values at $3,4 billion. And when you talk about the beauty industry globally, you are talking about a $511 billion industry according to Euromonitor International. And we won’t be wrong if we say that cosmetics have become an indispensable feature of modern lifestyle of individuals.
In Lagos State, though we cannot say the exact market value as there’s no reliable data on it in Nigerian at the moment. However, the industry has birthed brands, created jobs and so much value in the beauty and cosmetics value chain resulting in the growth of other sectors like tourism, movie industry, the music industry, and more. It might interest you to know what we now have beauty and makeup events like Lagos Makeup Fair and Lagos Beauty Affair making a huge contribution to the Lagos state tourism sector. This can only get better!
Well, if you are looking for a makeup artist for your wedding, or special events or you want to go into the makeup business and you need makeup training or an academy in Lagos, these are the top 10 best makeup artists in Lagos based on our metrics which include consistent value delivery, costumer services, creativity, innovation, impacts.
Here are the 10 best Makeup Artists in Lagos in no particular order:
1. Layefa Beauty
Layefa Beauty is a big name is the makeup space in Nigeria. She is great at what she does . She’s that makeup artist that brides will want to make sure they book at least six months before their wedding just to make sure they look their best and have no excuse on their big day. She has over 200k followers and she’s growing fast
2. Nanalewa Beauty
Nanalewa Beauty is a certified bridal makeup artist. Though the CEO started her career as a journalist, her love for makeup artistry and her desire to see women look their best and exude confidence inspired her to go into makeup and today she has established a brand for herself. Aside from bridal makeup, they have a makeup academy and the testimonies from their students are inspiring.
Visit Nanalewa Beauty at No 22 IGBASAN STREET, OPEBI, IKEJA
3. Glam By Omoye
Glam By Omoye is an A-list makeup artist in Lagos. She’s highly rated by other makeup artists hence the reason why they go to her for upgrade classes. Her consistently and creativity is worth celebrating. She’s has trained thousand of makeup artists and it doesn’t look like she’s slowing down soon.
Bibyonce is a makeup queen. With over 600k followers and clients like Maria Chike Benjamin, Erica Nlewedim, Nancy Isime, Rita Dominic, and Rebecca Nengi Hampson, it’s safe to say that Bibyonce is a celebrity makeup artist for celebrities.
5. Ariyike Glams
Ariyike Glams is to makeup in Nigeria what Lio Messi is to football . Just like Messi who does not only score goals but gives assists, take free kicks and corners, make passes, and defends when necessary, Ariyike delivers the best bridal and still make her non-bridal clients stand out with her signature glams. She’s the perfect makeup artist for every event .
6. Mobolah Signatures
Mobolah Signatures is one reason Bobrisky is Bobrisky. Bob contacted her to deliver a statement-making look for her highly publicized housewarming and she understood the assignment. Of course, for someone that makes Bobrisky looks more beautiful than an everage lady, she sure knows her onions. Mobolah Signatures is the go-to-makeup artists for ladies and men that want to standout or make a statement.
7. Banksbmpro ( Banke Meshida Lawal)
Banksbmpro, owned by Banke Meshida Lawal is the makeup brand to trust. She’s not anybody’s mate in the industry. While many who started when you launched out are no more, she’s still consistent. With over 1 million followers and a customer base that includes top celebrities and politicians, Banksbmpro is a makeup artist that others in her industry look up to. She is an inspiration for young women who want to go into the beauty industry. BM Pro is the grandmother of makeup artists in Nigeria.
8. Edens Glam
A bridal makeup special and makeup trainer with 242k Instagram followers as at the time of making this post, Edens Glam is an authority brand in the makeup and beauty space in Nigeria. When you can’t figure out what look to serve on a special occasion, Edens Glam is where you go knowing you can’t be wrong with Edens looks.
9. Bare To Beauty
Bare To Beauty is an international makeup artist trusted by celebrities like Mercy Johnson, Cynthia Nwadiora ( Cee-C), Ini Edo, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, and many other top celebrities. Bare To Beauty is that makeup artist that every Nollywood diva wants as their MUA. She currently has 125k followers on Instagram and she’s doing well by all standards.
10. Revys Beauty
This list won’t be complete without Revys Beauty. If you are talking about Flawless makeup in Lagos then you are talking about Revys Beauty. She is a combination of talent and hard work and the result is bridal looks that often make single ladies want to get married the same day.