Tuesday, 18 December 2012

get the look!

Aide Uniugbe Fagbure

Hello Ladies, 

I've being getting a lot of calls and demands on the products I used to achieve Aide's look. Below is a detailed list of products I used.

EYES: I used a moisturizer as a base for the eyeshadow, I started with mac 'Goldmine' eyeshadow followed by mac 'expensive pink' and 'coppering' I contoured her eyes with a mixture of mac 'sketch' and Unviel MUP 'Lycons' eyeshadow. Making sure all these colors blend well together is very important.

I used mac 'Spiked' eyebrow pencil to fill in her eyebrows and highlighted her brow bone with mac 'whisper of glit' extra dimension skin finish powder, followed by marykay 'brow gel' to keep the brows in place and last longer!

I used Red cherry strip lash 747xs, to add volume to her lashes.

For her inner eye rim, i used a combination of Zaron 'black velvet' and mac 'minted' eye kohl. I intensified it because she likes her eyes really dark!

LIPS: I lined her lips using with mac 'chestnut' lip liner, blended it in with a lip brush, then i applied mac 'dreamy' lipglass in her inner lip followed by mac 'lady danger' lipstick and i finished with a pink victoria secret lipgloss 'taffy go lucky'.

I finished the whole look with marykay golden copper' blush and black radiance bronzer on the apple of her cheek and the bridge of her nose.

The key to a flawless makeup application is blending! blending!! blending!!! and NEATNESS

I hope this helps a lot of aspiring MUAs out there. Please share with a friend.

Sunday, 16 December 2012


Aide Unuigbe 
This is a bride who wore the traditional Benin attire with a twist. I loved everything about her outfit and is sooooo diffierent from the regular heavily beaded hair and body. Aide has a beautiful skin, which made my work so easy. 
Congrats Aide! thanks for choosing EWAR.

Thursday, 22 November 2012


Olusola Ogundipe Maculay

Olusola and Tolu

Congrats to my beautiful sister from another mother Olusola. I have being dreaming of this day for a very long time, i'm just glad God spared our lives to see today. As you can see, Sola is a very pretty bride that needs little or no

Wishing you a very happy marriage!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Thank You!!!

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I want to use this medium to thank the organizers of The Glam & Essence Style Awards 2012 and everyone that voted for me, i am very grateful! I feel so honored and blessed to be the recipient of this prestigious award. I promise to keep doing my best in the industry and to keep putting smiles on people's faces. Thank you very much guys, let's keep doing this!

Saturday, 10 November 2012


Temitope Busari

I had another one of those moments where i'm moved to tears after making up a bride because she's soooo beautiful. Tope was an amazing bride and probably the calmest bride in the The day started on a very shaky note, but I thank God everything went well. I had too many fine pictures of her it was so hard to choose which is best!

She told me she wanted a very glamorous look, and thats what i delivered!....She has very distinct features and her smile is out of this world! whats best to bring out those beautiful smile than my good, old, never fail Lady Danger lipstick by mac.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Half Moon!!!

hi Ladies....this is a look I love a lot, I thought to share what i used on the eyes just to inspire you.
Its a combination of 6 colors, i used very little lip balm as primer on the eyes to make the shadow last longer. The first color is mac 'wood winked' followed by mac 'bronze' and mac 'cranberry' very close to the lash line. I contoured her eyes with mac 'sketch' and mac 'orange', blending all the colors into each other gives a unified look. I lined the eyes with my favourite black radiance liquid liner, brushed her lashes and fixed red cherry lashes '747s' on her lashes. I lined her inner eye rim with black and applied mac vibrant grape just below the rim.

hope u can try this out and share your look with me @ ( You can use any other brands that have similar colours to what i have here. hope to hear from you soon!

Nneka Mbonu


This is by far the simplest lips I've ever done. I achieved this look with just 3 items 
Mac lipstick 'pink plaid'. Mac lipgloss 'c-thru'. Victoria secret 'taffy go lucky' lipgloss
She has a natural lip line that needed no lipliner, because of the pink nude lips I wanted to create. 
I applied the mac c-thru lipgloss as a base followed by the lipstick I faded it out to the outer lip and finished with the sweet taffy go lucky lipgloss by Victoria secrets! 
 As simple as ABC!!!

Thursday, 1 November 2012


Boluwatife Sofoluwe Okunu

Nothing beats a calm bride, beautiful ambience and cool music,when i'm working on a bride. Boluwatife, my easy going, beautiful bride made working on her so delightful for me. I have no doubt that she will be a great wife.

Looking at the picture, i'm sure you cant wait to know the products I used and what I did to achieve her lush look....I will let you in on them in a bit. stay glued to this page!

I would like to also thank everyone that took time out to watch the 'gele' video. The response has being very encouraging. I'm very glad i'm able to help. I will keep them coming by God's grace.


Mac Lipliner 'currant' and 'redd'. Mac lip stick 'myth'. Mac 'rubywoo' lipstick. vs 'taffy go lucky' lipgloss
I got a lot of people asking what i used on Bolu's lips.. above is a collage of the things i used. I started by lining her lips with the currant and red pencil, I blended it in with a lip brush and then applied the myth lipstick in the inner lip, the ruby woo on the outer lip then i finished with the pink victoria secret lipgloss to give it a 'pinkish, red effect' if theres anything like

Thursday, 4 October 2012

How to tie Headgear!

I'm so glad this video is up, but first i will like to thank Ese Okagbare of WHPH media for helping me put this together. I hope you guys find it informative! I really had fun doing it, though, I was a bit shy at the beginning (hence, the 'eyes rolling'

Thank You all for your patience and for being a fan of this blog!

Remember to share this with your friends, family and colleagues at work....this might help a lot of women who struggle to tie their 'gele' when going for a party!


Sunday, 30 September 2012

Black is Beautiful!

Kemi Sofowora

Congratulations to my dear friends Kemi & Dipo Sofowora.  It was a fun weekend indeed! don't think I've partied this hard in a while, we all had a blast. Kemi is such a beautiful bride in and out! I wish her a blissful marital life. Thank you for choosing EWAR! 

Below are some of the fun pictures i took!

Kemi Sofowora
Kemi Aina Sofowora
Adenike Ogungbe & Tiwalola Ogungbe
Adenike, Kemi, Tiwa, Bunmi

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

ruby woo!!!

Adenike Ogungbe
I switched on my 'owambe' mode this weekend! and decided to share the look with you guys! The highlight of this look for me, is the lips...and yes! it's mac RUBY WOO with a twist....I used a mixture of the ruby woo and mac lady danger lipstick to get this look.

For this 'Wicked Lips', make sure your lips are crack-free and dry so the lipstick can stay on very long. Start by lining your lips with the ruby woo very intensely, followed by lady danger in the middle and smack your lips!

I'm yet to see anyone ruby woo doesn't fit! so try it on and stop playing safe with nude colors all the time!!!
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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Nude too!!

Ty Bello
I did this look almost two years ago for the musical video of 'the future'. Its a look I love very much. I couldn't wait to share the picture with you since I got it from Ty a couple of days ago.

The concept of the look was to do a very clean, fresh and nude look to go with her personal style. Its very similar to the nude look I had on in my last post. Below is a few things you would need to recreate the look.

step 1. I applied two shades of foundation marykay 607 and 708 to highlight and contour her face, followed by the mac mineralize powder Deep dark.

Step 2. I moisturized her eyelids and dusted sleek powder 'woodsmoke' I blended it all over the eyelids. (any matte coffee brown eyeshadow will do). I lined her inner eye rim with black and used a thick liquid liner at the top of the lids.

Step3. one of the highlights of this look is the lashes. Ty has got very full hair and brows so a very dramatic eyelashes will work well for her features. For this look, I used two 'red cherry lashes 747M' strip lashes on each eye to make it very full, then I blended her natural lashes with the falsies with a black mascara. I applied mac eyeshadow hoodwinked at the inner corners of the eyes to brighten her eyes.

Step 4. Ty has got very full lashes to go with her very big hair, so i had to go easy on the blade while try to clean up the brows...I used very little eye brow pencil just to fill in the sparse areas on her brows followed by the marykay brow gel, to keep them in place.

Step 5. I used 'chestnut' mac lipliner to line her lips, blended with a lip brush, then i applied 'ember glow' and 'pink lemonade' mac lipgloss and finished with the clear mac lip glass

Step 6. I used an orange blush on the check and blended with the deep dark mineral powder.

I got a lot of response from the last 'Nude!!' post, so i decided to share with you other variations of the look. Please try it and send me your pictures, would love to see your improvements.

Remember to share this post with your might be helping an aspiring Makeup Artist.


Ty Bello

Friday, 31 August 2012

Natures Gift!!!

Coconut Oil

The benefits of this pure coconut oil, cannot be over emphasized, used on the hair or body, you are sure to get an amazing result. For Hair, you can use as a normal daily hair cream to fight dandruff, its also used along side honey and conditioner for deep oil treatment for the hair.
Shea Butter Black Soap
I remember my grandma swears by the work of 'ose dudu' while we were growing up. But a lot of people are scared to use it these days because they are not sure of the content of the mixture and where to get a good one. Olaa Shea Butter Black Soap is purely a mixture of 'coconut oil, Vitamins, Essential Oil Blends, Lime Juice, Palm bunch ash, Palm kernel oil, Cocoa pod ash, Camwood (osun), Shea Butter, Pure Honey, Carotenoids, phytonutrients. I have had the benefits of using this soap for the past 3 weeks and I must confess, I have noticed a tremendous difference on my skin. It clears all sort of skin infections. If you want a glowing skin, you would love this soap. 

Pure Honey
We all must have heard a lot about the benefits and use of honey, this benefits cannot be achieved if you use an adulterated honey. Olaa Pure honey is a natural honey. Incorporate this natures gift in your daily beauty regime for steaming your hair, replace sugar in tea with honey, and so many other uses Did you know honey can be use in weight loss.....please visits for more details.

Shea Butter
I have experienced the power of Pure natural Shea butter first hand. This natures gift can be used to treat Diaper rash, hair loss, burns, healing scars amongst many other benefits of this 'magic butter'
I love the effect of this shea butter most on babies, you can always tell a 'shea butter' baby butt from a 'chemical cream' baby
Be sure to get an adulterated one for a quick and good result.

In conclusion, Olaa range of natural products are pure and unadulterated, its a brain child of Mrs Olabowale Omolade, whose love for pure natural products drives her to source for this products from far and wide in the Nigeria villages! She does all the mixture and 'cooking' by her self. She has a solid background in Medical Lab Science and Cosmetology, with over 10 years experience in her field.

As we all know a good makeup starts with a very good skin. I'm an advocate of staying off 'chemical products' especially creams and soap that you are not sure of its content. I haven't being paid to advertise Olaa products, but i thought to share, and this is one of my secret

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Friday, 24 August 2012


Adenike Ogungbe

Woke up today and was inspired to do a nude look. I went to get my 'tutti brown' contact lens. I'm not a fan of combining contact lens and makeup, so i decided to try a nude look with it. I must confess, I love this look so much. I think it's stunning.....*blushing*

Heres how i achieved this look:
step 1: I used oil matifier (no 7 shine free primer), on my t-zone.
step 2: I applied my foundation (a mixture of marykay 607 & 507), followed by powder (milani warm)

step 3: I used my lip balm to moisturize the crease of my eyes, and I started with a mac eyeshadow 'bronze', followed by a matte brown eyeshadow from a random pallete, i combined matte black and orange for the contouring, making sure they are well blended!
step 4: apply a black liquid liner and apply a long false eye lashes, using the ardell adhesive for strip lashes, blend your natural lashes with the falsies by using black mascara, then I lined my inner eye rim using zaron 'black velvet' eyeliner.
Step 5: I used the mac 'Spiked' pencil to draw my brows and a the marykay brow gel to keep it together. I highlighted my brow bone with a light powder to make it more defined.
Step 6:I applied marykay foundation 507 on my lips....YES! foundation....afterall there are no rules in makeup! followed by my '24 karat zaron lipgloss then a clear gloss around the outer lip for that perfect nude lip color. 
Step 7: I contoured my face using a dark sleek powder 'woodsmoke' followed by marykay 'golden copper' blush. and i blended with my milani powder. I highlighted my cheek bone and the bridge of my nose with black radiance bronzer.
This look is very simple to do and you can wear it everyday! Remember! makeup is all about blending, try to have fun with it!

I would like to thank you for being a fan of this blog, I have being getting a lot of positive feed back. I will be uploading pictures of some of you that have tried out some of the looks. 

Remember to share this link with your friends too, you might just be helping an aspiring makeup artist!


Sunday, 12 August 2012


Bunmi Olunloyo

Hi beautiful bloggers,

I did two wonderful brides today. I decided to share their pictures and my experience with you guys. Woke up with my normal Saturday alarm set for most of my clients know by now, I hate to leave the house before 7am due to my terrible experience with armed robbers some years back. The first bride was at oriental in Lekki, while the second one was at 10 degrees Alausa, Ikeja. I must confess I dreaded today, just because of the unpredictable nature of Lagos traffic, especially with the closure of 3rd mainland bridge.

I fervently prayed to God for an itch free day. Sade booked for 3 outfits, while Bunmi booked for 2 outfits all in ONE day...whew!!!! Got to Sade in good time for her first look, did a few extras and left there about 10am for Bunmi's engagement in Ikeja. Everything went well for the first outfits for both brides, until I had to leave from Ikeja back to Lekki for a 1pm appointment for Sade's second outfit. I spent a whooping 1hour on ikorodu road ‘bumper to bumper’ traffic, meanwhile I started getting calls on how angry the bride is with me not being there on time. Unfortunately, her hair stylist was stock in the same traffic, long story short, the bride left for church without getting her hair done (*sad face*) but got her makeup touched up by Foyin (my assistant) who i left to look after her.

We waited till the church service was over, the hairstylist (Debby) and I apologized frantically, traffic situation in Lagos is no excuse to keep a bride waiting or angry on her day. 
Meanwhile Bunmi was waiting for me for a change of outfit in Ikeja. If I faced the traffic back to ikeja, Lord knows she will be on her way to her husband’s house by the time I get there! 

I thank God for my wonderful assistants who made it easier for me to pull through today! I thank Sade and Bunmi for choosing EWAR MAKEOVERS. As you can see, they both look stunning!!!

'Life as a Makeup Artist in Nigeria' is not easy oooo. For aspiring MUAs out there, hope you've learnt one or two lessons from my experience today! I wish you all the best. Please feel free to share your experiences in the comment column below, you never can tell whose life you'd touch.

Remember to share this post with a friend. You might be helping an aspiring MUA (makeup artist)

Sade Abrahams

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Delicious Lips..

A Collage of some of the lips I did.

A lot of people ask me 'How do I get the perfect lip color that works for my skin tone and the size of my lips?' Basically, you either want your lips glossy, creamy or matte. It also depends on your lip shape and size. If you have very small lips, glossy lips works for you, but if you are very 'endowed' you want to keep it creamy or matte.
a Lipbrush

Lip liners: A good lip liner should be soft and vibrant in color. I like to line my lines when they are dry, i believe the lip color stay on longer this way. The lip liner color I choose normally depend on the size and shape of the lips and the color of lipstick and lipgloss i want to use.

I start by drawing a 'V' at the peak of the lips then follow the natural lip line. please note, if you have huge lips you want to line your lips just below your lip line by using a dark lip liner first to sort of contour or close in the lips to make it appear smaller. if you have small lips you can line above your natural lip line and you can also get away with using pale and bright colors. Use a lip brush to blend it in so there are no visible lines on your lips. 

Lipsticks: I love my lipsticks in all colors and finish. When buying lipsticks, note that the dark colors are always best used at the outer lips while the natural colors are very good in the inner part of the lips. After applying the lipstick, use a lip brush to blend in the colors with the lipliner .

Lipgloss/Lipglass: The major different that i noticed between a lipgloss and lip glass is the thickness. it adds finishing touches to the lips. clear lip glosses are best used on the lipliner to make the color even more vibrant. natural lipgloss can also be used on the inner part of the lips.

Lip stain: Lipstain are usually water based colorant that gives lips a beautiful, lightweight flush of color that won't come off, lasting for hours, without the heavy look or feel of ordinary lipstick. some come in pen, tube or cream form.

Avoid using too much gloss in the middle of your lips. I'm sure we all hate that caked white line that forms in the middle of the lips after some time. 

Remember to share this link with a friend, you might be helping an aspiring makeup artist. Looking forward to your questions and looks at


Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Stripped too!

Foyinsola Aguda

I stripped Foyin Makeup is perfect for enhancing your features. Taking a look at her before, picture you would notice Foyin has got very nice cheek bones, good eyebrows, beautiful eyes and lovely lips. I used the following products to achieve this look.

For her foundation i used a mix of marykay 607 and 808. I concentrated more on her spots, under eye area and her lids, using my fingers to blend the foundation in properly

Eyes: I used a gold and orange eyeshadow from the miss rose pallet, and a matte black and wine for the contouring at the sides of the eyes......the key to a good eyeshadow work is blending! blending!! blending!!! 
I lined her eyes with the zaron black eye pencil and used black radiance liquid liner at the top. I fixed her lashes using red cherry lashes and the ardelle adhesive glue for strip lashes.
I filled her brows in with the marykay brow pencil in soft black, and highlighted with a lighter shade of powder on her brow bone.

Lips: this was particularly interesting for me because I used a mix of colors i haven't tried before! thats the beauty of keep discovering new things every day!
I used a brown zaron lipliner, followed with the mahogany lipliner in zaron. followed by a peach glaze lipgloss by savvy and a cashmere lipstick by milani. i finished off the lips with the mac clear lip glass.

I used a coral blush 'urah' from tara and black radiance bronzer to finish the look. 
It as easy as that! you can do it too!!!

please send me your questions and share your photos with me (

Remember to share this link with your friends too, you might just be helping an aspiring makeup artist!


Wednesday, 1 August 2012


Adenike Ogungbe
I'm always amazed at the power of good makeup on a woman, as you can see from my picture above, no woman should step out with out getting her face done......heheheheehhehee

I'm going to share with you, what i used to achieve this look and i bet you can put this together on yourself in less than 20mins.....its so easy

I never step out of the house without my sunscreen protection, i use the marykay sunscreen moisturizer first and dab the excess with a ply tissue.
step 1: I used oil matifier (no 7 shine free primer), on my t-zone.
step 2: I applied my foundation (a mixture of marykay 607 & 507), followed by powder (milani warm)
step 3: I used a very dark navy blue eyeshadow, and used a matte dark blue on the sides for contouring all from the miss rose eyeshadow pallet
step 4: I lined my eyes using a rimmel liquid liner in black (any black liquid liner will do). I lined my inner eye rim with the zaron kajal in black.
step 5: I fixed my strip lash red cherry 747s  using ardell brushon clear lash adhesive 
step 6: I used marykay eyebrow pencil to fill in my brows lightly,i used the marykay brow gel to keep it in place. I highlighted the brow bone using a lighter shade of powder to make it more defined
step 7: I lined my lips with a zaron light pink pencil, blended it in with a lipliner, followed by the 24 karat zaron  lip gloss and made it more glossy using beauty rush lipgloss.
step 8: I applied black radiance bronzer on the bridge of my nose and cheek, followed by markay blush golden copper 
 step 9: Brush your hair, put on your shoes and get ready to turn

my major principle when it comes to makeup is....keep it simple, clean and fresh! if properly done it will enhance your good features and hide the flaws!!! *wink*


Monday, 30 July 2012

Get the Look!

Opeyemi Ogunshakin

Hi everyone,

Hope your weekend was fun filled as mine. Meet my assistant Ope, she's been with Ewar for over 3 years now, and she is a very good makeup artist, trained by Ewar!

During our training session this morning, I did this look on Ope and I decided to share with you, the 'not so expensive products' I used to achieve this look. Below are the items i used.


I prepped her face using my 'mark members' wipes followed by my favorite primer 'no7' from boots, I used a mixture of marykay 607 and 808 for her foundation and powdered with the 'warm' color powder form Tara's powder pallet. I used the black radiance shimmer bronzer on her cheek bone and the bridge of her nose, followed by 'irawo' blush from Tara. I used the powder to blend it all together


I prepped eyes for eyeshadow using an eyeshadow base (this can be your normal body moisturizer or balm). i chose a bronze from this pallet (miss rose) to open up her eyes and a mint green as ascent just by the lash line, I contoured her eyes with a soft black and lined her eyes with black liquid liner, and used a mascara 'zaron lash lengthening' on her lashes, and lined her inner eye rim with 'zaron black velvet' eye pencil, i filled in her brows using the mac 'stud' brow pencil.


i Lined her lips with the zaron red vines lip liner, and used the '24 karat' lipgloss in the middle of her lips and blended it on the lip liner as well. i finished of with the mac clear lip glass!

Now for that 'gele' i urge you to stay tuned, I'm still working on that video, i promise to upload it real soon. I hope you can try out this look and send me your pictures and questions at

Sunday, 22 July 2012

My Style factory!

Today was the most anticipated 'my style factory' exhibition and training. I had a great time! it was quiet enlightening for me as well. Learnt so much from Dr Vivian on the skin care therapy....she couldn't over emphasize how important it is to watch what you eat especially staying away from Sugar! as it has negative effect on the skin as we age. She also said 'if you find a product that works for your skin, stick to it'. Skin care requires patience and consistency.

For the first time today, i was informed that most of the 'toning/bleaching' cream formula actually have hydrogen peroxide (for bleaching hair), hair relaxers and bleaching liquid (as in Jik!) in its content.....i was stunned, my dear sisters please stay away from the cream 'mixologist' that won't tell you the content of their mixture. Skin cancer is REAL!!!

Dr vivan, also stated the importance sunscreen protection on the areas of your body that is not covered, (I've always thought it was for the face alone o) you are meant to apply it on any area that is exposed  depending on the type of outfit you wear!

Then came the Chef Bolarinwa Aaron, i was taken by his passion for food and what he does...i learnt a lot of culinary terms i can barely He spoke on Sauces, cooking with wine and Flavoring, and how white wine can be used to cook fishes, seafood, while red wine is for meat, lamb... (Game). It was an eye opener for me....i can't wait to take a short course in culinary. I won a scholarship to training with Bola for being a very attentive student *wink wink*

I was very glad to help ladies who find tying headgear very difficult! i made it look so simple almost everyone got it right the first time. i will be uploading a video soon to show you all how to do it!

Did i mention there were a lot of Nigerian designers that sold their wears at a very good discount? i must say, I'm blown away by the amount of talent we have in this country.
if you missed this edition of my style factory, not to worry...there will be another one next month! i will bring you all the details as soon as i have it.

Stay with me!


Friday, 20 July 2012


my dear readers,

i have absolutely no excuse to have being MIA since February, I'm so sorry! I'm Just thankful to God that I'm back and better!

i had a very interesting day, starting with doing the traditional makeup look for one of my brides and old trainee (lol) Nora.  below is her picture...

On her eyes, she's got mac 'Expensive pink' eyeshadow, 'wood winked' 'coppering' and little matte carbon(black) eyeshadow to contour her eyes. my favorite false red cherry lashes 747s to add the extra bling to her eyes.
On her lips is mac 'chestnut' and 'mahogany' lip liner, with a natural gloss in the middle, finished up with beauty rush melon lipgloss.

she later changed her outfit, then i intensified her eyes by lining a 'zapphire blue liner' jordana and i added a touch of mac 'lady danger lipstick' on her lips.
i will be sharing tips on how to tie head gear soon. please stay with me

i hope you can recreate this look on your face or on someone. please share your pictures with me @