Lagos Makeup Fair 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

As promised on Saturday the 8th of September, I was at the Lagos Makeup fair (LMUF).
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Interview on the red carpet :-)
Music, loud chatter and makeup… lots of it :-)
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The exhibitors at the fair included  Sleek Makeup, Sacred beauty, Beauty Overdose Magazine, Taries beauty, Gifty's Daughter, Doranne beauty, Labelle hair & beauty, Honey luks, Diva petals, Beyond Faces Makeovers
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Sleek Makeup 
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Face of Sleek: Alex
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At the Sleek stand
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Beauty Overdose Magazine
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Gifty's Daughter
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Lalle design by Diva Petals
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Liz Yemoja Lashes
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Tarie's
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Arike Cosmetics
It was a fun event, for makeup professionals and junkies alike. Entrance was free so you really didn't have much to lose. Despite the loud music and the heat, I had a nice time at the Lagos edition of the makeup fair. The high point of the event for me was definitely meeting some of my blog readers, I knew I had a Nigerian audience but was not expecting the reception I got. Thank you to everyone who came up and said hi or took a picture with me (I felt like Kim K for all of 5 seconds LOL). You are the reason I do this.
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Toyin
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Chichi
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Dolapo
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On a not so pleased note, I was disappointed to find counterfeit products on sale at the fair, sometimes along side original products. A very brazen stand had fake Sleek makeup products on sale a few feet away from the Sleek Makeup stand!

Oh and FYI: There is NO Sleek Rainbow palette!!! Sleek Makeup never made it! And for Mac, the brand name is ALWAYS in the center of the product box (studio fix, studio tech...), NEVER to the left or right. 
If you fell victim to any of the above I seriously suggest you demand a refund especially since  these were not sold cheap but rather at the same rate you would find the original!

In future I think the organizers should screen the retailers they permit to exhibit at the show (and maybe turn the music down a few notches?). A fair like this should be a makeup addict's heaven and not an avenue to be duped into buying counterfeit products…or is it just me?

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xoxo

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18 comments

  1. Lovely post, love the makeup on Face of Sleek - Alex and above all you're pretty.
    Cheers

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  2. I was disappointed on the counterfeit products on sale too!....I almost got a fake mac powder here thankful I had an original one to compare with at the time.


    Cheers!
    Xx

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    1. Thank God! I'm glad you caught it on time...x

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  3. Awwwh,i missed you on Saturday :(

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  4. The names of the vendors were there so it means you know who sold the fake products it would be nice to say it in your post and i dont think it can be easy to screen every exhibitor's products. lovely pictures

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  5. I was actually staring at you at the stand next to mine but i was so indisposed to have thot that was you,i kept on looking but never remembered until i got home&a colleague put you up on her display pics...i was like What!!!! So..that was Stella,need i say you got a lovely height of presence,cheerful and your simplicity is "off the hook" Im sure you know your exibitors list is not complete without the award winning beauty studio"Beyond Faces Makeovers"that was also at the fair.Looking forward to seeing to pretty soon ;)

    Keep the flag flying!

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    1. Noted! Thanks dear, I'm sure we will meet agin.

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  6. this is so true stella i attended the fair in abj and i was so ecstatic i got my 1st MAC product only for me to find out that it was fake...i tnk d organizers need to put more effort while screening.and you look fabulous

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    1. Thank you, and thanks for sharing your experience, hopefully they will take notice ;-)

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  7. Stella, Nice post, thanks for featuring Taries World and Prestige Cosmetics in your Post. It was nice meeting you at the fair. We will sure see again, pretty soon. Keep it up and I must say I love your Brows. *winks*

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  8. Ok I love ur weave and d necklace..

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  9. Can u imagine? I'm so upset about dis counterfeit news. And to think some ppl actually went there rather d market for fear of "fake" items is heartbreaking. If I was there, I'd ve gladly bought stuff from any stand thinking it was authentic. Smh. Weldone n thanks for d info Stella.

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  10. I must say it was really nice meeting you at the LMUF.pls check out my blogpost on the fair at mccoybeauty.blogspot.com .cheers!

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  11. yeah, it was really nice meeting you Stella. You were very very gorgeous and gracious. Weldone. and oh, i bought a very horrible powder brush from one of the stand that day, i threw it away the first minute i tried it at home. SMH.

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