Ever since I was old enough to wear makeup, I have struggled to find makeup suited to my skin tone. I am dark with an almost reddish undertone and so foundation was always a struggle! As you know a good base is key to that perfect flawless look. Growing up in Kaduna, in post-independence Nigeria in the ’70s was a very exciting period and I was determined to make the most of what life threw at me. I remember early childhood memories of my mother wearing makeup. My mother was my greatest fan and encouraged me to follow my dreams when she saw how creative I could be with makeup and colours. I would blend a combination of powders for a perfect foundation for her. This was of course, mixing different colours to match her skin tone, keeping the skin supple but not oily or dry. I have now perfected this art and would like to share this with the world.
In my teenage years my sister and I ran a very successful hair and beauty business in Kaduna. Ever since, I’ve felt the need to rekindle my passion for ladies beauty products, but life’s tribulations and joys gets in the way. Don’t we all know it! Today though, I have found the time to revisit my passion and here we are…welcome to Dark Secrets Cosmetics, our brand inspired by Africa and all its richness. To start with, we have introduced a stunning lipstick collection suitable for all, and will extend our range of cosmetics to include makeup and beauty products for the darker skin tone. I do hope you enjoy our products and please do use the Contact Us page to tell us what we’re doing right or what we can improve on. Always happy to hear from you guys.
Thank you so much!