TOP Nigerian Makeup Brands

The Nigerian Beauty industry has continuously grown in leaps and bounds over the years. From one or two key players in the early 2000s to now a  conglomerate housing several popular brands. It is no secret that Nigerian women love makeup, but what are some of the top indigenous brands out there? After a careful survey we have complied a list of Nigerian brands, while some of these brands are created by Nigerian women, others were created outside of Nigeria, but are solely being distributed by Nigerian partners.

So in no particular order here are the TOP Nigerian Makeup Brands;

House of Tara

Founded in 1998 by Mrs Tara-Fela Durutoye( who is the chief executive officer and creative director of House of Tara International) House of Tara is one of Nigeria’s foremost indigenous brands. This brand is made up of both makeup products, brush sets and makeup artist bags which are handy for when a training case is not practical. House of Tara has franchises all across Nigeria and with emerging footprint on the west African coastal countries of Cotonou  and Senegal. They also have a makeup school which is one of the topmost makeup schools in the country.

Full name: Banke Meshida professional makeup. This brand was birthed in 2006 by one of Nigeria’s Top makeup artists; Banke Meshida Lawal.
This brand boosts of over 65 products in the Nigerian market. They produce makeup products that are non-comdogenic ,not tested on animals and suitable for sensitive skin. They are popularly known for their BMpro foundations, eyeshadow and face primers. A go to for Bridal makeup, BMPro outlets and schools can be all over the country.

With its popularity in the past two years, it is hard to believe that this Brand was  conceived in 2010 in Leeds, United kingdom and began operations in Lagos, Nigeria in September 2011. Zaron has stamped its name in the minds of makeup loving Nigerians as the go-to brand for young color loving makeup enthusiast. The brand has done a superb job marketing itself, that it has become the official makeup brand for a lot of popular television shows and television personalities. 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 colour.


While Sleek is a well known international brand, Sleek Studio NG is a high end makeup and hair brand run by 2 sisters, Ify and Ebele Ugochukwu.
The Beauty loving sisters, introduced the franchise in Nigeria, along with unique features like stand-alone beauty boutiques, face of Sleek competition, and Sleek skincare line. The Sleek studio NG brand has enjoyed phenomenal success in Nigeria and has evolved and expanded its product lines over the years.  over the years and has included several businesses and product lines.
Khuraira Cosmetics


A Pioneer and celebrity makeup artist of over 20 years, Khuraira Musa is the founder and creator of Khuraira cosmetics, a luxury , full colour cosmetics line for women of all ages, colour and skin conditions. Beauty insiders hail Khuraira for her innovative products as well as techniques that address skin concerns.





LISE beauty range was one of the first cosmetic lines created for Nigerian women by a certified US based makeup artist Eni Balogun in 2006. The brand has gone on to diversify its product portfolio to include Skincare products and recently a spa. The new LISE Beauty products promises to address and correct skin issues like acne, hyperpigmentation and stretch marks, amongst many other problems.



Prestige cosmetics


This 30 year old cosmetic brand has been distributed all over the world and is known as a leader in  makeup trends and product development. The company was introduced to the Nigerian market by Taries, a beauty outfit run by Tara Adesomowo. The brand offers a variety of amazing products such as quality pressed powders, bronzers, blushes, eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara , lip liners , lipsticks , lip-glosses, mineral products , accessories and more.


Pibona cosmetics


Pibona is a luxury mineral makeup line for women of all ethnicities and myriad of skin tones. With its distinctive colours, this luxury collection is formulated with high quality hypoallergenic multi mineral and antioxidant ingredients, with broad spectrum sunscreen protection and it is paraben free. The collection includes: eye shadows in various gorgeous shades, illuminating finishing powders, contour powders, mineral matte blush , HD mascara, brow blenders,  waterproof gel liners and more. Simply put, Pibona is perfect for the Nigerian woman.


Kayge cosmetics


Kayge cosmetics is all about creating a colourful line of lip products with skincare benefits. The brand mixes ingredients that are beneficial to the skin with functional makeup products. Kayge provides its customers with products and branded display units, professional beauty consultation and educational beauty programmes.


Have you tried any of these brands? which are your favourites?

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Nneoma is a public health technologist in – training. When she’s not with her nose in the books, you’ll probably find her glued to her computer screen keeping tabs on the latest beauty trends and everything in between.
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