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Tuesday 17 July 2012

black|Up Paris set to launch its 1st international stand-alone store in Lagos

Montaigne Place Exclusive Retailers and partners with black|Up Paris in Nigeria is set to bring the first black|Up stand-alone shop outside Paris to Lagos. The store will be formally launched on the 22nd July 2012 at the Ikeja City Mall, Alausa, Lagos, Nigeria.

The Launch event will take place at the new black|Up store and will gather together special guests and celebrities. This unique event will feature live makeup demonstrations by a team of make-up artists headed by international Celebrity Makeup Artist and Creative Ambassador of black|Up, David Coranson, and presentations by professional models.

Founded in Paris in 1999 by a professional makeup artist of African ancestry, this is the first premium brand to enhance the look of black women and all women of colour. It offers luxurious skin care and makeup focused on modernity, elegance and innovation.

The black|Up woman
Since its creation in 1999, the brand has created products for a free and modern woman. A woman of colour who is proud of her roots and absolutely anchored in her era. Stylish and triumphant, a symbol of elegance, she accepts who she is and cultivates her beauty as well as her personality.

black|Up develops products that pair professional quality and pleasure of use: velvet textures, magical pigments, intense colours, as well as perfect coverage. Offering a wide choice of textures and shades adapted to the specific needs of black and golden skin.
Every black|Up product is developed and formulated to answer the specific needs of women of colour and to enhance their natural beauty. Give in to the addiction of the black|Up range of products that include:
Foundations are oil free and provide a perfect matte finish. They are designed to offer a high coverage and provide an even complexion while giving a natural makeup result. They are also enriched with luminous red, orange and yellow pigments which instantly light up golden and copper undertones contrary to mainstream brands which favour beige and pink undertones predominant in Caucasian skins. These light-reflecting pigments deliver an incredible radiance and instantly light up the skin from the first application. 

Say goodbye to a dull complexion, a veil of powder to beautify the skin's natural radiance. The popular ones are the Two Way Cake and Cream to Powder foundation, star product of blackUp Cosmetics, is your best friend for this season. You can build as much coverage as you want with this 2-in 1 compact powder and foundation, giving a light finish and shine-free result.

Eyeshadows in vibrant tones are the ideal make-up in a chic and glamorous version, customised for women of colour. Get the glowy touch and shape the facial features and brighten the complexion in the blink of an eye, no need to reach for the peachy pink or peach blush which fades on a golden or ebony skin. Colour can be enhanced thanks to a clever blend of shades.
Get the glamorous touch with a variety of Eye liners that are bound to set off any look you choose to go for.
This ultra-fine, silky textured Blush in a full range of warm, sparkling and sophisticated colors help accentuate and highlight cheekbones, finishing your complexion with a fresh, bright and radiant look.
Smile to bring out cheekbones, then gently sweep brush over cheeks with upward movements towards temple.

Lipsticks that come in candy pink, vibrant coral, poppy red or flashy plum and matte. Thanks to their smooth texture, the lipsticks glide on the lips to offer perfect coverage and radiant colour. Infused with wild mango butter, with moisturizing and healing properties, the lips stay ultra-comfortable. Shades are fine-tuned to show on dark lips.
Our superb collection of Lip glosses that leave lips with a high shine vinyl finish and a delectable fruity scent. The non sticky moisturizing formula contains Hyaluronic Spheres combined with Marine Collagen to keep lips soft and luscious. With this fabulous collection of shades, your lips will truly be pout-perfect and irresistible. Non-sticky, smooth and moisturizing texture nourishes lips subtly delectable fruity fragrance with ultimate comfort.
Get a flawless complexion with Perfect Matifying Primer, already a best seller thanks to its ultra matifying action and velvety finish. It is enriched with a new powerful active called Evermat, this new matifying gel is a 4 in 1 product which prepares the skin and sublimates makeup but also helps to minimize the look of pores and control excess sebum production. 

Skincare products offer the ideal range of products to address the concerns of this skin type such as excessive sebum, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone, dull patchy skin and lack of radiance. 
Also available are Fragrances that were developed around noble and precious ingredients, as if crafted by a goldsmith. black|Up teamed up with Firmenich to create its first fragrance, constructed around spicy accords and a beautiful and sensual musk. A breeze of exotic lands and sun-ripened fruit for this amber-coloured essence that evokes women.

black|Up Boutique
black|Up is also available in 18 stores throughout Nigeria and in all Montaigne Place outlets.
For more information on black|Up, visit:

Montaigne Place is the trading name of Montaigne AH Ltd, the luxury cosmetics, fragrance and well-being company that brought many exclusive and leading brands to Nigeria such as Clarins, Creed, Lalique, Dr Murad, Chanel, Christian Dior and many more.
Montaigne Place, Exclusive partners of the black|Up brand, launched the brand into the Nigerian market a few years ago; today this young brand known for innovation, style and modernity is a leader in the Nigerian premium cosmetics segment. Montaigne Place spearheaded by Alali H. Hart, who holds an MBA from Insead, France, has consistently broken grounds in the beauty and well-being industry. 
Montaigne Place has consistently been recognized for its outstanding professionalism, innovation and contribution to the development of the Nigerian   beauty and well being industry and as a result, the black|Up brand was chosen as the Exclusive make-up brand for the Inaugural Arise Magazine Fashion Week, Lagos 2011 and was responsible for all the exquisite and stunning make-up looks seen on the runways. A team of 30 black|Up makeup artists worked tirelessly behind the scenes to create looks for 50 different shows in the three days of the fashion week.
Montaigne Place and black|Up have also been the exclusive makeup partners for the Yearly international Elite Model Look Competition, currently in its fifth year.
The company currently has Fifteen stores located in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, with plans to roll out three more outlets in 2012.
For more information on Montaigne Place, visit:

Visit any of the Montaigne Place stores nationwide:
black|Up  Boutique
Shop L072, Ikeja City Mall
Ikeja, Lagos.
Tel: 0708 068 0172

Visit any of Montaigne Place outlets:
Montaigne Place- The Spa
Plot 226b Muri Okunola Street
Victoria Island, Lagos.
Tel: 01 270 5596, 270 3735
894 1717, 0803 713 0408, 658 5485

Montaigne Place
Shop 16, Palms Shopping Centre
1 Bis Way, Lekki Expressway
Victoria Island, Lagos.
Tel: 01 851 7774, 0806 486 3969

Montaigne Place
Shop 8, Air Side, Departure Level
New Murtala Mohammed
Local Airport, Lagos.
Tel: 01 279 9889

Montaigne Place
Shop 10 Land Side, Departure Level
New Murtala Mohammed
Local Airport, Lagos.
Tel: 01 448 2230

Montaigne Place Shop
Ikeja City Mall, Shop L033
Obafemi Awolowo Road
Alausa, Ikeja
Tel: 0819 045 0712

Montaigne Place
Shop 8, Adebola Shopping Mall
53 Isaac John Street
Gra Ikeja, Lagos.
Tel: 01 270 7913

Montaigne Place
Shop B7, Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Mall
Adeniran Ogunsanya Street,
Surulere, Lagos.
Tel: 0813 029 5258

Montaigne Place
Ground Floor, 150 Awolowo Road
Ikoyi, Lagos
Tel: 01 279 9121

The Clarins Shop
Shop 13b & 14b, Delta Plaza, Balogun
Lagos International Tradefair Complex
Lagos- Badagry Expressway, Lagos.
Tel: 0819 180 7801

Montaigne Place
Silverbird Entertainment Centre
1161 Memorial Drive, Cadastrial Zone
Central Business District
Tel: 0819 180 7807

Montaigne Place
Shop F17, Febson Plaza
2425 Herbert Macaulay Way,
Zone 4, Abuja.
Tel: 09 523 6929

Montaigne Place
Ground Floor, Worldway Plaza
129 Aba Road, Port Harcourt
Rivers State.
Tel: 084 462 975

Montaigne Place
Genesis Center, Shop 2b1
Tombia Street, Gra Phase 2
Port Harcourt.
Tel: 0819 045 0711

Montaigne Place
Happy Bite Plaza, 1 Stadium Road
Opposite Air Force Base, Aba Road.
Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Tel: 0819 180 7805


Atobatele said...

Pure Advert

SUE JORDAN said...


Anonymous said...

I thought there was already a blackUp makeup store @ shoprite lekki ,bbm confused face

Anonymous said...

All na for make up


Anonymous said...

Make up palaver for women....

Chikaka said...

Wow has done so well. Look at all her branches.

black|Up is supposedly the best make up brand for blacks.

Nekky said...

i just love black up. so getting one when my Iman hmmmmm, montaigne place is really pulling weight. their perfs are so affordable and they stock up a whole lot of lovely designers perf.

Anonymous said...

Yaaaaaaaaay... BlackUp all the way.

Anonymous said...

Wow they photoshopped the shit outta that chick

Anonymous said...

Not just pure advert...ladies,y'all shld try using blackup,its d ish.I'm glad they r coming to gidi.

Anonymous said...

I agree, My sis went for black up for her wedding and it was awesome.

rasheeda said...

Blackup is d best makeup Brand in Nigeria... I use it... I sooo luv it.

rasheeda said...

Its d best makup brand in nigeria

rasheeda said...

Blackup is d best makeup Brand in Nigeria... I use it... I sooo luv it.

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