Saturday, 22 September 2012

Zaron Cosmetics Review and Giveaway(CLOSED)

Hi Everyone,

I feel like it's been a while since I blogged but it's only been 4days! Lol. Hope everyone is doing well.

I'm constantly reviewing various international makeup and skincare brands on here so I was excited when I got the chance to review a brand that's close to home.

Zaron is a company that has been in operation since 2011 but I only recently heard about them. They say that their products are "manufactured to international standards and customised to different environmental conditions and for people of colour." so I was eager to try them out myself. I went into their office for a meeting last week and I was gifted some makeup items (very nice of them) which I will be reviewing in this post.




Just a few pictures of their makeup studio located in Ikoyi. I was very impressed with the layout and the general environment of the store.



On to the review. As usual, I'll be splitting it up into Face, Eyes and Lips:

FACE

Foundation and Concealer

The foundation and concealer in one comes in a nifty pen which I really like. I was matched to the shade PZ04 and to be honest I didn't expect much from it. This is because I am a die hard fan of MAC when it comes to foundations and concealers. However I was pleasantly surprised. This pen applied really smoothly and I was able to blend it easily into my skin. It's also full coverage as it really concealed my under eye circles and other blemishes. It lasted through out the day without creasing/fading. I didn't use it all over my face so I can't speak of it's abilities as a foundation but as a concealer it is bad ass! So much so that my momma has nicked it from me so I will be purchasing another one. It costs around N1300 (roughly £5) which I'm sure you will agree is a steal. I think it comes in a fair number of shades so there should be something for everyone. 





Blush

I got the Paire Blush CZ01 Raspberry which is a compact with two blush shades inside it; a deep pink and a brownish/cocoa shade. The blushes are very pigmented with the brownish shade having some shimmer to it. They also applied very nicely. However, I wasn't sure if it was my carelessness or the formulation but I found that the blush had broken when I first opened the compact. Whilst swatching them, I noticed that the blushes were breaking apart and crumbling slightly. So they can definitely improve on the consistency of their blushes. The duo-blush compacts retail for around N1000, very budget friendly.





EYES

Eyeshadow
I received two eyeshadow compacts. The baked eyeshadow trio in True Fantasy and the Quattro eyeshadow in Mauve Melody. The colours in both compacts are really rich and beautiful but my favourite of the two is the Mauve Melody. The neutral colours reminded me a lot of my Naked pallete from Urban Decay. They applied really well with minimal fallout which really impressed me. I had the eyeshadow on for almost 10 hours and there was no creasing at all. Although I applied my Urban Decay Primer Potion as a base, it still says a lot about the rich formulation of Zaron's eyeshadows. The Mauve Melody compact will definitely be featuring in a lot of my makeup looks henceforth. 
The only thing I don't like about the eyeshadows is that because the compact is so small, it's a bit of a pain picking up a particular colour without getting bits of surrounding colours on the brush. I also wish that they had given the colours in each compact individual names. Their eyeshadow compacts are around N1300. 





Kajal

I have never used Kajal in my life before, simply because my eyes are really sensitive so I don't like to play around there too much,lol. Once in a while, I might wear a kohl pencil in my water line but it's not my favourite thing to do. However, the Zaron Kajal in Arabian Night has made me change my opinion on Kajal. It's shaped like a crayon with a soft formula which made it really easy to apply in my waterline without fear. It's colour pay off is very good and lasted about 4 hours before smudging. It retails for N1150. 


LIPS
I was given a lip care balm in Peach Cobbler, an Ultrashine lipgloss in Read My Lips and a lip pencil in Bricklayers. 

Lip Balm: I love the fact that the lip balm is shaped like a lipstick, I think it's so cool and ingenious as I haven't seen one like it before. The lip balm is moisturising and gave my lips a slight pink tint which I really liked. It;s lovely to wear on a day when you would rather not wear lipstick but still want a bit of colour. It costs N850 and comes in a range of colours. 



Lip Gloss: The lip gloss is clear with gold shimmer in it. The formula isn't gloopy or tacky which I really liked but it is quite strong smelling. Lipglosses aren't really my thing so again my mum helped herself to this one and she likes it. It costs around N1300 and again comes in loads of colours. 



Lip Pencil: These are the gems in the collection! I think I may have found my favourite lipliners in the whole world. They are soft, apply very easily and have great pigmentation. This was another pleasant surprise for me when I tried it on. Bricklayers is a deep red lip pencil that will go beautifully with many popular red lipsticks like MAC's Ruby Woo and Russian Red. They retail for N750 and I am going to buy one in every colour :-)


More swatches: 


In summary, I was totally impressed with this makeup brand. Their products are of a very good quality yet affordable and I'm very proud that they are Nigerian made. Their products easily match up to other international makeup brands with room for some improvement. I particularly like their packaging, most of it is really cute and different. Zaron makeup gets the "She Loves The Finer Things" stamp of approval! You can buy their makeup in their studio located at 9 Alhaji Kanike Street, Ikoyi, on their website or on Konga.com. They also have other stores and distributors all over Nigeria; you can find details on their website. 

Giveaway

Zaron is giving three lucky readers the chance to win a goodie bag of makeup. Yayy! The giveaway will last for only one week (i.e till the 29th of September) so be sure to enter asap. 

How to Enter:
  • You must be a follower of my blog. You can follow either through Google Friend Connect (located in the sidebar) or on Bloglovin here
  • Follow Zaron on twitter (@zaronintl) and like their Facebook page here
  • Leave a comment on this blogpost with your Twitter ID or Facebook name. Only one entry per person
To give everyone a fair chance, winners will be chosen at random using Random.org. The three winners will be announced and notified on Saturday the 29th of September via Twitter and Facebook. Wishing everyone good luck! 


Peace and Love, 

Y. 

P.S I'm afraid this giveaway is only open to readers in Lagos, Nigeria. 

43 comments:

  1. ibiayo (@odudubelubelu)22 September 2012 at 16:10

    I ws just checkin out reviews on them online yesterday since I saw deir lipglosses on konga. D 24karat lipgloss seems to be a favorite, will definitely get it.

    I agree abt d kajal, got it durin LMUF nd am absolutely lovin it. D packagin is rily cute too.

    And YES! I ws actually abt 2 tweet @ u, complainin abt d lack of posts!lol . Bin trollin ur blog hopin for a new post.

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  2. :( I have neither twitter nor facebook :( looks great though, i will definitely be checking out their products!
    very impressed!

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  3. funto(@fcoolchick)22 September 2012 at 17:06

    Please do a full make up tutorial with zaron products. The eyeshadow colors look really nice. Would def try some zaron products

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  4. LeahRuby(Adeyeye Halima)22 September 2012 at 21:18

    Reading ur blog for the first time.I must say,its absolutely inspiring.
    Have tried few of Zaron product nd will give it a passmark of 8 outta 10.its a very nice. product.
    Would also love to be 1 of the winners of the goodie bag of Makeup .Loadz of Love.

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  5. Twitter: @theobirdy
    Facebook: Theodora Hinds
    x

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  6. Awesome blog...love how you swatch the make-up with the hearts, nice!!!

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  7. Oh this is nice! I really love their lip pencils! @dazzle_beautie.. Xoxo!!!

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  8. The make up looks amazing especially the eye liner crayon and the concealer...I need to get the whole set its definitely a must have... @akaikotei, www.facebook.com/akaikotei

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  9. Nice one!!! @omesgifted...omehgifted

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  10. The inspiration and anxiety I got from reading this blog is fantastic. I have not tried any of the zaron products but I am optimistic that I will someday. With the description of this product,it seems nice. I anticipate its usage by me and will help spread the good work of zaron cosmetics. Wishing zaron the best. Facebook:obi ruth. Twitter:@obiruthbaby

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  11. Sobogun Ojuolape Olaseni23 September 2012 at 18:33

    I became a fan of Zaron when I saw the eyebrow powder and its work. I read your blog and it was amazing with the eyeshadows and lip pencils. Pls keep up the good work,I love it.am your fan.

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  12. @pharmnikki

    I would like to win o! Thank God for this giveaway :D

    I have been thinking of getting lip pencils....I think I will give zaron a trial.

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  13. I love ur reviews and love Zaron makeup products plus their hair products. Nice
    Facebook: Abimbola Oki

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  14. Awesome blog. First time and I love it. Have used the Zaron lipglosses and they rock. No residue or irritating mark after some hours. Am locked on this blog for life. Lol.
    @funmiverte

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  15. the blush looks good will love to try it out. Twitter @lamiloly

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  16. NG Twitter @ngozi_pearl23 September 2012 at 23:34

    Great review, would like to try them out, especially the lip pencils and kajal

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  17. In case u live in Ondo State and its environ and u need Zaron products or a makeup artist(bridal,birthday,fashion,day_to_day) and skincare expert(cream mixing for dark n fair skinned,herbal soaps,acne extraction,body polishing and more). Contact us: 08130566208/07058037450,bbpin;2A4B685C.

    I have all Zaron products for my personal use and in my professional box. They are very nice and of international standard.

    Jayeola Elizabeth
    Twitter:@1711World
    Facebook:Elizabeth Oluwadamilola - Jayeola

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  18. Nyc review. Facebook name Theohollu Ryl Berry.

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  19. Great review. I have heard alot about your products. They are amazing and i will love to be among the winners so that i can try this products that my friends has been boasting about.

    twitter: ijaybest
    facebook: nancy ijeoma

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  20. facebook name is labisi afolabi,@afolabioolabisi.am sure going to try there product.

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  21. i preffered the Ultra Lips Gloss @samsal4all, facebook.com@ssamsal

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  22. Twitter: @palomaabigael
    Facebook: Ayodeji Paloma Funmilayo

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  23. Hi, am a great fan of Zaron products and your blog.
    Facebook name- Adigun Lolade
    Twitter -halibaby87
    Google connect- lolade adigun

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  24. I have heard of their eyebrow powder, kajal, lip-pencil n I bought dem during d LMUF. Wao!! They r off d hook! D kajal vry easy to apply n u cn create dt egyptian eye mummy look wt it - kajal. D brow vry easy 2 use n it defines d brows vry well n sets it - brows aside as a frame for ur face! D lip-pencils, u cn wear dem wt lip-gloss n off u go! I cn go on n on n on! D prdts r superb, affordable, true value for money, lasting, etc. Cnt wait 2 get more of their prdts 2 my box!

    Facebook name: Atayero Uju
    Email: ginluvus@gmail.com

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  25. Zaron products are really lovely.Nice review.



    Facebook name:Chiamaka Arizechi.

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  26. I have their lip pencil! Very nice...
    I want to win!!!
    @mininiii

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  27. I want the lip balm! Lol, that's about the only thing I'm sure I'll use right :D @mizzaina

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  28. Got to know about Zaron through one her models,I started using the eyeshadow nd blush nd I'm loving it.Facebook name:Doreen offor

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  29. I actually won the goody bag...and I can't see any tin abt zaron..and get my eyes off it..lol...it nyc ladies..better get some in ur make up kit..d lip balm and d eyeshadow quarto...PERFECT!!!!...FB:lusia odos

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  30. I must say your blog is really inspiring.. I love zaron products and i'm looking forward to having more of their products. Facebook name: Mena olori.. Twitter handle: MakeUpByMena

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  31. awww too bad I can't enter, this makeup looks fab!!! your swatches are awesome!!

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  32. Good tin about zaron is that you dnt av to rob a bank to look good.

    @spiceeamiee

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  33. i love your products.facebook name:oso opeyemi moronfayo,twitter handle:@moronpharyor

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  34. Oya now! @tkamz make up please!!!!!!!!!!!11111

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  35. I'm currently using the Zaron Kajal and I'm loving it! Looking forward to trying out their lip products.

    And I love your reviews Miss Yewizzy. Keep up the good work. :)

    Facebook: Lami Abdul

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  36. I need that concealer in my life! I want the goodie bag!!! Lol @eznira

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  37. I want zaron's goodie bag badly....loool@adesuwacutie,fbk-Adesuwa Babatunde

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  38. Zaron is Natural beauty enhanced, I LOVE ZARON.Excellent packaging too.I use the lip gloss in plum sugar and eyeshadow in seaweed.
    Facebook name; Magdalene Yakubu

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  39. Zaron is superb less stress to apply,d Eye shadows r waoooooh d Ultrashine n Luxurious lip glosses r splendid, wit Zaron U r gud to go at all times. facebook @ Sinachi Moemeke

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  40. i think zaron needs to improve on the durability of their lip-glosses(the ones in the red and black lipstick case covers) it easily breaks which is annoying. other than that, they are good.

    Gbogbo bigs girls

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