Lipstick goodness!!

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So glad to finally blog about the new addition to our product line, the bold matte long lasting liquid lipsticks launched in January 2017, yipppieee!!
Super excited and grateful to God and you all for your unending support! It’s been 4 months since the  launch and we have been getting amazing feedback from everyone who has purchased the lipsticks and this makes it all worth it. Thank you!!

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BlushinGirl Tools bold matte liquid lipsticks.
There are 8 pretty shades of matte liquid lipsticks in the BlushinGirl Tools product line. Manufactured in the USA in strict compliance with USA FDA(food and drug administration) regulations using the safest and top quality ingredients ,tested and dermatologist approved.  They are cruelty free, not tested on animals at any point.

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The lipsticks come in a frosted tube with a black cap packed in a black box and a doe foot applicator which allows for even, stress free application and to top it up has a yummy vanilla fragrance which our customers love.

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Each lipstick has a creamy texture which feels very smooth on application, dries matte about 2 mins after application and stays put for over 12 hours!  They are truly long lasting.

To remove, apply Vaseline all over lips then use wet wipes to take off lipstick.

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Introducing the lipstick shades….

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SAFARI GIRL
Safari means travel, adventure in Swahili.

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Inspired by love for travel, adventure and spontaneity. This is for the fun loving, free spirited and versatile lady.

**Customer review

I love it! and it lasted all through the night- Mo Oke

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J-TOWN FEVER

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Inspired by my hometown Jos, Nigeria. Its breathtaking landscapes,simple and loving people,positive energy and genuine friendships. This is for all my J-town ladies.

** Customer review

And yh…. i finally caught the J-town fever.It is really  lovely and ive never seen any lippie like it before. It feels so light on the lips and stays all day.- Dami Whenu Adisa

Blushingirl Tools  lipsticks are so flexible and smell so nice- Mobongies

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First of, i love your brand name, its easy and catchy…then came your much anticipated liquid lipsticks and instantly loved them. i’m not a makeup person but i couldn’t resist getting one for myself. Its really good quality and true to promise,it does last all day. Lastly i love the names of each colour, love the originality and the way each tells a story.Keep up the good work sis  – Abiola Desalu

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BROWN SUGAR

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Inspired by the movie Brown sugar. A dear friend of mine brought this movie to my house way back in 2003 and i have seen it uncountable times lol, love it!

**Customer review

BlushinGirl Tools brown sugar is smooth,velvety, non cracking comfortable feel and most importantly long lasting…nostalgic of the R&B 90’s  divas, only better this time! smack on some brown sugar today- Yvonne Okonedo Abioye

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BOSS LADY

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Inspired by hard working ladies all over the world, setting the pace.

**Customer review

Its Okay and long lasting. I especially love the lovely fragrance smells just like icecream! –Beryl Oywer

INSTAGOOD

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Inspired by social media and how it has revolutionized modern and contemporary markeing trends.The world is much smaller with Instagram!

**Customer review

BlushinGirl Tools  lipsticks are so flexible and smell so nice- Mobongies

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LENANA

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Inspired by the beautiful East African city Nairobi.Known for is charm,beauty and tranquility.

** customer review

Great product- RB beatylounge

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DAISY

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Inspired by the beautiful daisy flower, my favourite flower!

**Customer review

Well done BlushinGirl Tools. I love your pretty packaging, felt like a special gift to myself. Particularly loved the daisy shade, i’ve always been a red lipstick girl so i’m cautious about pink but this was certainly the best shade of pink i have ever tried  and i absolutely enjoyed it. There are many pretty BlushinGirl Tools lipstick shades and i’m excited to try them all. – Afum Matta

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FIRST LOVE

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Inspired by love for family. The first people we learn to love and give our all.

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WHERE TO BUY

NIGERIA

Call or watsapp BlushinGirl  Tools on +2349081691553. On Instagram @blushingirltools

Chinny makeup studio at 9 Oluwole Onitire Cole off admiralty way Lekki Phase 1 , Lagos.

Patels Place No 2 Barrack road off Ahmadu Bello way, Jos.

KENYA

Macrence Pharmacy by Uchumi  supermarket Ardams arcade Nairobi, Kenya.

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Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed reading about our lipsticks. Please connect with us on Facebook and Instagram and place your orders!

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Clinique Product Review

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I was so excited to get these lovely clinique products as a gift from my sister. I haven’t bought makeup in a long time so it felt so good when i got these.I was totally blown away by the lovely chrome packaging and I was inspired to take photos and do a mini review.

All about shadow squad.

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The eye shadow palette is so sleek and lovely, with a chrome top and a transparent bottom. It has 4 neutral colours, 2 applicators and a mirror. Very very nice!
The colours are perfect for everyday simple makeup. If you are looking for a neutral eyeshadow pallette you should try this one.

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Colours from right to left
1.Alabaster
2.Pink gold
3.Golden brown
4.Stormy

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High Impact extreme mascara.

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The jumbo extreme black mascara is absolutely brilliant. I totally fell in love with the chrome packaging and to top it up the silicon mascara wand which does a great job of giving you great volume and length with just 2 coats.

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I was definitely blown away by the packaging of these products and I enjoyed photographing them. Thanks to my sister for sending me these amazing products😘😘

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Girls just wanna have fun!

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I recently had this amazing spontaneous makeup session with a dear friend. It wasn’t planned but we had fun talking and catching up. I am still working on my photography and editing skills. This was done a while back, I’m not totally satisfied with the lighting and photo quality but I hope to get better real soon.

Nude  look
The first look we came up with was a nude, natural look using neutral eyeshadow shades and nude lipstick. This look is a barely there no makeup look for days you want to look relaxed and natural.

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Bold Xhosa Bonnie
For this look we switched up the lip colour to a bold magenta shade and also intensified the  blush to a deep pink shade. To top it up we accessorized with a colourful South African hair piece just for a fun look.

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Egyptian Princess
This is the typical Cleo Patra look with the cute bangs and classic red lipstick. We switched  only her lipstick to classic red. This look is my favorite!

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PRODUCTS USED
Face

MARY Kay foundation 607
Mac studio fix powder NW 45
L.A girl pro concealer Toast

Eyes
Morphe brushes eyeshadow pallette 35T and 35S
Anastasia Beverly hills brow pomade in dark brown
Loreal miss manga mascara
Inglot gel eyeliner

Lips.
Nude lipstick- Nouba 18
Magenta lipstick- Colour pop
Red Lipstick- BlushinGirl Tools Daisy

Blush
Sleek crushed.

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This makeup session was so much fun for us, i hope you enjoyed going through the photos. Thank you for stopping by and for  your tremendous support throughout 2016,  see you in the new year!

Old school Magic

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I was at an open market in northern Nigeria recently and guess what I found…?? I bet you can  already guess from the photos. I saw the good old magic lipstick our mothers used in the 80’s and 90’s sitting pretty on the shelve in one of the cosmetic stores i visited. I was so excited to see this, i purchased it immediately. I had no idea it was still  available on the market.

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I decided to search for more “old school” makeup items but sadly, i found only the classic black eyeliner pencil which was also used as lip liner back in the day(talk about old school trends, lol).

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The magic lipstick stays true to its name. Though green in colour  it immediately changes to red upon application. I was so fascinated about this as a child.

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The black eyeliner remains classic black however the application is not smooth and  pigment  not intense but I guess for the price you can’t complain.

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I wish i found other “old school” makeup items like the sweet sixteen Brown powder in the cute can , wet lips, chapet lip balm, Tony Montana powder,River island lipsticks etc. so i could   photograph and blog about them but sadly I couldn’t find any of them.

If you by any chance know where I can find any of these items, kindly comment below or send me an email.

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Magic Lipstick purchased at Terminus market Jos @N100
Black eyeliner pencil   @N50

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BRUSH LOVE!

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Makeup application can be quite fascinating when the correct tools are used. A basic makeup brush set is essential in achieving a clean flawless look. Makeup brushes also help to reduce waste and time spent applying makeup.
For everyday makeup application a basic set of 5 makeup brushes will do the magic.
1. Powder brush
2. Foundation brush
3. Blush brush
4. Eye shadow brush
5. Lip brush

Each brush is designed to apply  makeup flawlessly.

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Powder brush

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This is usually the largest brush in the set. The bristles are made from  horse, goat or squirrel hair because this type of hair tends to pick up powder particles easily and evenly distribute it on the face.
There are also good synthetic powder brushes available for those who are allergic to animal hair or those who are particular about cruelty free products.
The powder brush ensures a smooth and flawless application using less product and less time.

The powder puff which usually come with most powders are not effective in achieving  a flawless application.

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 It  tends to habour a lot of  bacteria because of the material it is made from, also  because it comes  in  very close  contact  with the skin during application it absorbs oil and moisturizer which build up and form bacteria. Finally, because it is stored  inside the powder compact after use which doesn’t allow for  much air. This allows the bacteria from the sponge transfer nicely unto your powder.(Thankfully most powder compacts now have a separate compartment at the base for the sponge which helps a bit).
However, a powder brush is essential.

Foundation brush

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This brush is usually made from synthetic  fibers which are designed to pick up liquid cosmetic products without absorbing it before application. It is usually flat and silky to touch and it does an amazing job of distributing foundation evenly all over the face.

Blush brush

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This is usually next in size to the powder brush. It is also made from animal hair which is best for applying cosmetics generally. The blush brush is designed smaller than the powder brush for  ease of control and precise application of blush around the cheek area.

Eyeshadow brush

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This brush ensures smooth application and blending of eye shadow over the eyelids.
Eye shadow applicators  shown in the picture below hardly do a great job of applying eye shadow evenly.

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Lip brush

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The lip brush comes in very handy  when blending lip
liner and lipstick  for a clean smooth  finish. And also for even distribution of lip colour.

Care of brushes.
Brushes should be cleaned once a week to avoid buildup of bacteria.
Using warm water and dish washing liquid wash the brush bristles gently in a downward motion until lather is clean. Rinse with warm water and dry them on the edge of a table making sure the bristles are placed over the edge so they dry quickly.

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5 minute DIY everday work makeup

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Applying makeup on a busy work day can be a hassle especially when you have a lot to put in place within a short time before  heading out for work in order to beat traffic and get to work in good time.
For the busy 8-5 professional you may have skipped makeup a few times or a lot of times because you feel there is no time for the seemingly long process.
Some of my friends tell me that they don’t bother with makeup most days because it takes so much time. They just simply apply lip gloss or lipstick and they are good to go.
Everyday work makeup can be achieved in 5 minutes. It doesn’t have to be applied to perfection like bridal makeup or makeup you see in magazines. You can achieve a decent look in 5 minutes with the tips I will be sharing with you today.
Makeup application doesn’t necessarily have to take a long time. There are some basic tips that can help you reduce the time you spend applying makeup to 5 minutes!

First of all for basic everyday work makeup you need the following products
1. Face Moisturizer

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2. Liquid Foundation(optional)

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3. Pressed powder foundation

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4. Eyebrow pencil

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5  Mascara

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6. Black eye liner

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6. Lip gloss/ lipstick

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7. Foundation brush

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Apply face moisturiser all over the face. Rub in until your face feels supple and moisturised.

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Apply your liquid foundation next or skip to pressed powder

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This step is optional, if you don’t have blemished skin or black spots to cover you can skip  liquid foundation and go straight to apply your pressed powder all over the face. Foundation can be applied faster by distributing the foundation all over the face as shown below and quickly spreading it all over evenly with a foundation brush.

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Blend foundation properly all over the face and then set with pressed powder so foundation stays in place longer.

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1 Minute 30 seconds

Next get your eyesbrow pencil and fill in your brows. If you remember from my previous post I mentioned  that for everyday makeup your goal is to achieve a decent eyebrow shape. So for work makeup you don’t need to highlight the brows with concealer.

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Apply Mascara generously on your upper and lower lashes. A lot of people tend to ignore the lower lashes but there’s such a huge difference when mascara is applied on your lower lashes.

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Next apply black eyeliner on your waterline, this step defines the eyes and immediately transforms the way you look.

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**This step is very important because if you notice I did not include eyeshadow application in this 5 minute makeup routine. When you apply mascara and eyeliner properly you can comfortably skip eyeshadow and you wont miss it.

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Apply your lipstick or lipgloss whichever you choose is totally up to you.

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And you are good to go conquer the world!

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** All pictures used are in raw unedited format

Product details

Mac foundation and powder purchased at Mac store village market, Nairobi.

Foundation brush purchased at www.urbandecay.com

Sleek eyebrow pencil purchased at Nakumatt

Maybelline mascara purchased at Nakumatt

BlushinGirl Tools Black eyeliner pencil available for purchase from April 2016

BlushinGirl Tools matte lipstick available for purchase from April 2016

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BlushinGirl Tools Journey..

Here’s a brief introduction BlushinGirl Tools Cosmetic production and retail journey .

The dream came to life in 2006 when our Creative Director signed up for professional makeup classes @patelsdexterity one of Nigeria’s best cosmetic companies in Jos, Nigeria.Starting with the basic skills in make-up artistry to product development knowledge. Being a pharmacist, her students got very familiar with the ingredients used in makeup manufacture and their benefits.

Our creative Director went further to get a diploma in advanced makeup artistry and image consulting form the ElitePro makeup institute in Madrid,Spain. Continue reading