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Thursday 19 July 2012

First Black/Up international stand-alone store comes to Lagos

Montaigne Place Exclusive Retailers and Partners with black|Up Paris in Nigeria brings the first black|Up stand-alone international shop outside Paris to Lagos on the 22nd of July 2012 at the Ikeja City Mall Alausa, Lagos, Nigeria.

black|Up was 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.
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.
As light as air...
black|Up  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.
Vibrant temptations...
Eyeshadows in pastel tones are the ideal make-up in a chic and glamorous version, customised for women of colour. They also come in vibrant tones.
black|Up glamorous touch with a variety of Eye liners that are bound to set off any look you choose to go for.
A perfect smoky eye
black|Up Cosmetics introduces its new Kohl Pencils to create a perfect smoky eye look with superior hold. Available in 5 shades that can be combined for a more dramatic makeup look.
Get glowy cheekbones
black|Up with 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.
Give in to the addiction...
black|Up lipsticks 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.
High shine
black|Up superb collection of Lip glosses leaves lips with a high shine vinyl finish and a delectable fruity scent. With this fabulous collection of shades, your lips will truly be pout-perfect and irresistible.
Get a flawless complexion!
black|Up Perfect Matifying Primer is 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.
Beautiful Skin
black|Up 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.             
Sensual accords
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.

The black|Up woman
Since its creation, 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 Boutique
black|Up is launching the first international stand-alone store outside Paris, in Lagos, Nigeria at The Ikeja City Mall, Alausa, Lagos at the beginning of July 2012.

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

About Montaigne Place
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


Princess of Zion said...

This is very exciting! Fifteen outlets; ladies get ready! God bless

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Anonymous said...

Who has used their products and is it suitable 4 oily face? Kike

Anonymous said...

I use d powder...its a perfect finish!

Anonymous said...

Any ideas on price?

Anonymous said...

D prices r expensive bt worth it

Anonymous said...

I loveeeee black up,tried it at debenhams and I have never gone back since then.Only problem is that its expensive and they will now add naija price to it.hmmmm

Nephiza said...

The pictures of the lips are stolen, if they catch them, hehehe. U tot they were better than this in Naija naw?

Anonymous said...

this picture blackup is using belongs to mac. this is wrong

Anonymous said...

this picture blackup is using belongs to mac. this is wrong

Anonymous said...

D powder is nice buh expensive, tried it b4 gud 4 oily face...

shosh said...

@ last,now we don't hve 2 trvl or buy online. Bt soon my umunna will start making fake smh

Anonymous said...

Is it also expensive to be a distributor?

Anonymous said...

Their products are really very nice. I had a makeover yesterday and I looked preety good. Bought all the products they used on me except the bronzer but almost fell down from shock when they told me they din't have the liquid liner in stock. From what d girls said they had run out from almost a week, an ord liquid liner. I was really dissapointed. Prices for liquid foundation, powder are like 7k each, lip gloss - 3k, kohl eyeliners - about 3k too. I have to give it to them though the products are first class and don't come cheap. Best buy.

Chinwe Or

Anonymous said...

I bought d cream to powder foundation and dont know if it will be good as the liquid foundation

Anonymous said...

do they do wholesale?

Anonymous said...

do they do wholesale?

Unknown said...

The powder is 7k but does any have idea of the cost of foundation

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