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:


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. 


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.



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. 


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. 


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 They also have other stores and distributors all over Nigeria; you can find details on their website. 


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 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, 


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


  1. ibiayo (@odudubelubelu)
    September 22, 2012 / 3:10 pm

    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.

  2. September 22, 2012 / 3:58 pm

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

  3. funto(@fcoolchick)
    September 22, 2012 / 4:06 pm

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

  4. LeahRuby(Adeyeye Halima)
    September 22, 2012 / 8:18 pm

    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.

  5. September 22, 2012 / 8:44 pm

    Twitter: @theobirdy
    Facebook: Theodora Hinds

  6. September 22, 2012 / 11:22 pm

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

  7. September 23, 2012 / 12:32 pm

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

  8. akai
    September 23, 2012 / 4:36 pm

    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,

  9. September 23, 2012 / 4:37 pm

    Nice one!!! @omesgifted…omehgifted

  10. September 23, 2012 / 4:53 pm

    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

  11. Sobogun Ojuolape Olaseni
    September 23, 2012 / 5:33 pm

    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 your fan.

  12. September 23, 2012 / 6:49 pm


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

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

  13. Anonymous
    September 23, 2012 / 6:50 pm

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

  14. funmiverte
    September 23, 2012 / 6:56 pm

    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.

  15. September 23, 2012 / 9:15 pm

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

  16. NG Twitter @ngozi_pearl
    September 23, 2012 / 10:34 pm

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

  17. Anonymous
    September 24, 2012 / 5:44 am

    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
    Facebook:Elizabeth Oluwadamilola – Jayeola

  18. Anonymous
    September 24, 2012 / 6:25 am

    Nyc review. Facebook name Theohollu Ryl Berry.

  19. September 24, 2012 / 9:39 am

    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

  20. Anonymous
    September 24, 2012 / 9:46 am

    facebook name is labisi afolabi, sure going to try there product.

  21. Anonymous
    September 24, 2012 / 9:53 am

    i preffered the Ultra Lips Gloss @samsal4all,

  22. Anonymous
    September 24, 2012 / 9:55 am

    Twitter: @palomaabigael
    Facebook: Ayodeji Paloma Funmilayo

  23. September 24, 2012 / 10:38 am

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

  24. Anonymous
    September 24, 2012 / 11:09 am

    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

  25. glow
    September 24, 2012 / 11:15 am


  26. Anonymous
    September 24, 2012 / 11:28 am

    Zaron products are really lovely.Nice review.

    Facebook name:Chiamaka Arizechi.

  27. mininiii
    September 24, 2012 / 1:53 pm

    I have their lip pencil! Very nice…
    I want to win!!!

  28. Anonymous
    September 24, 2012 / 4:34 pm


  29. Anonymous
    September 24, 2012 / 5:21 pm

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

  30. doreen
    September 24, 2012 / 5:56 pm

    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

  31. Anonymous
    September 24, 2012 / 10:32 pm

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

  32. Anonymous
    September 24, 2012 / 11:29 pm

    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

  33. September 25, 2012 / 3:38 am

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

  34. Anonymous
    September 25, 2012 / 7:12 am

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


  35. opeyemi oso
    September 25, 2012 / 8:46 am

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

  36. September 25, 2012 / 10:45 am

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

  37. Lamie
    September 26, 2012 / 11:01 am

    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

  38. September 26, 2012 / 1:11 pm

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

  39. adesuwa
    September 26, 2012 / 5:44 pm

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

  40. Anonymous
    September 26, 2012 / 5:58 pm

    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

  41. Anonymous
    September 27, 2012 / 11:56 am

    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

  42. Anonymous
    October 15, 2012 / 9:31 am

    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

  43. Anonymous
    April 3, 2016 / 11:40 pm

    The concealer pen breaks easily!
    They should work on it.

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