Anniversary Deals: Makeup Essentials

Anniversary Deals: Makeup Essentials

I have never been a makeup girl. This is so about to change!

Other than lipstick, which I’ve been wearing a lot last couple of years I knew very little about makeup. Then youtube happened. Of late I’ve developed this fascination with makeup videos. I never really apply anything I watch since I don’t even own half the things they use, but I really like to watch the transformation.

I woke up sometime back and thought that it was the high time I bought some of the basic essential makeup products. And what better time to experiment that when Jumia had their Anniversary promotion. I could get a couple of things to try out at a discount and in case I did not like them as expected, I would not feel as bad as I’d have felt had I bought them full-price.

Here are some of the items I ordered. Feel free to comment below and tell me what I missed and what I should get next.

MAYBELLINE Fit Me Matte And Poreless Foundation 30 ml – 356 Warm Coconut

I’ve heard nothing but good praises for this brand. I did not even know the right color of the foundation to get but the Maybelline Foundation match finder was much help. I had to dig a little in my photo albums to find the perfect image to use but at the end, I got to learn that 356 is the exact match for my skin. Since I do not have much experience and anything to compare it with, I’ll just be listing the properties of the products as described by the manufacturer. Soon, I’ll be able to tell you guys how these products compare with others I’ll use in the future.

Key Properties

  • Blotting micro powders absorb shine
  • Lightweight blurring powders visibly erase the look of pores
  • Medium coverage with natural-looking matte finish12 hr wear; stays in place all day
  • Coverage: Medium-Full
  • Finish: Natural, matte
  • Skin type : Normal/oily

I really love this product and how flawless it leaves my face.

Kiss Beauty Pro Setting Spray & HD Face Primer

Kiss Beauty Pro Setting Spray & HD Face Primer


A few months ago I had no idea what these two products are. Thank goodness for the internet.

Foundation Primer

  • Help Smooth and fill-in fine line and pores
  • Paraben and fragrance free
  • Enriched with Vitamin E

Make Up Setting Spray

  • Help set makeup for long lasting wear
  • Paraben and Fragrance free

Generic Make-up Brush Set 32 Black Crocodile Wrapping Make-up Brush Tool

Generic Make-up Brush Set 32 Black Crocodile Wrapping Make-up Brush Tools

I initially wanted to get a different kit that was a little cheaper and had 10 brushes but when I saw this one, I was like, why get 10 when you can have 32? I don’t even know what some of these brushes are used for but who cares? What surprised me about this item is that it was an international order and I expected it to arrive in 2 weeks. I received it in 2 days!

It was available in crocodile black and crocodile pink and I got the pink one.

Kleancolor HD High Definition Pressed Mattifying Finishing Powder – Translucent

Kleancolor HD High Definition Pressed Mattifying Finishing Powder - Translucent

I have used powders before, but I have never used one that is translucent. It is supposed to set the makeup and it does a pretty good job.

Key Features

  • One shade for all skin tones
  • Undetectable finishing/setting powder
  • Silky and lightweight feel
  • Mattifying
  • Blurs imperfections
  • Translucent

MAYBELLINE Colossal Smoky Volume Express Mascara

MAYBELLINE Colossal Smoky Volume Express MascaraThis one I knew. But I’ve never used.

Key Features
  • Features a collagen-rich formula saturated with black kohl pigments
  • Guarantee lashes with an intensely matte, black finish.
  • Helps plump lashes with up to 9x more volume
  • The Mega Brush loads lashes with big bold volume in one coat
  • Collagen-enriched formula plumps lashes with up to 9X more volume

I know most of you know a thing or two more about makeup than I do. Other than lipstick, concealer and eye shadows, what else do I need to get. Let me know in the comments section.

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