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World Renowned Make-Up Brand black|Up Paris to Launch its 1st International Store at the Ikeja City Mall, Lagos this Sunday – All the Details



On Sunday 22nd July, 2012, world renowned make-up brand black|Up Paris and exclusive retailers and partners with the brand Montaigne Place is set to bring the first black|Up stand alone shop outside from Paris to Lagos. The store will be formally launched this Sunday 22nd July 2012 at the Ikeja City Mall, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.

The anticipated launch which will take place at the new black|Up store will gather together special guests and celebrities. This unique event will feature live make-up 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 make-up 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.

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 – They 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 make-up 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 make-up 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.

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.

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 runway. A team of 30 black|Up make-up 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 make-up 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, log on to

black|Up is also available in 18 stores throughout Nigeria and in all Montaigne Place outlets. For more information on black|Up, log on to and like their Facebook Page –

You can also visit any of the Montaigne Place stores nationwide;
Store 1 – black|Up Boutique
Address: Shop L072, Ikeja City Mall Ikeja, Lagos
Phone Number: 07080680172

Store 2 – Montaigne Place – The Spa
Address: Plot 226b Muri Okunola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Phone Numbers: 012705596 | 012703735 | 018941717 | 016585485 | 08037130408

Store 3 – Montaigne Place
Address: Shop 16, Palms Shopping Centre, 1 Bis Way, Lekki Expressway, Victoria Island, Lagos
Phone Number: 018517774 | 08064863969

Store 4 – Montaigne Place
Address: Shop 8, Air Side, Departure Level, New Murtala Mohammed, Local Airport, Lagos
Phone Number: 012799889

Store 5 – Montaigne Place
Address: Shop 10 Land Side, Departure Level, New Murtala Mohammed, Local Airport, Lagos.
Phone Number: 014482230

Store 6 – Montaigne Place Shop
Address: Ikeja City Mall, Shop L033, Obafemi Awolowo Road, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos
Phone Number: 08190450712

Store 7 – Montaigne Place
Address: Shop 8, Adebola Shopping Mall, 53 Isaac John Street, GRA Ikeja, Lagos
Phone Number: 012707913

Store 8 – Montaigne Place
Address: Shop B7, Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Mall, Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere, Lagos
Phone Number: 08130295258

Store 9 – Montaigne Place
Address: Ground Floor, 150 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
Phone Number: 012799121

Store 10 – The Clarins Shop
Address: Shop 13 B & 14 B, Delta Plaza, Balogun, Lagos International Tradefair Complex, Lagos- Badagry Expressway, Lagos
Phone Number: 08191807801

Store 11 – Montaigne Place
Address: Silverbird Entertainment Centre, 1161 Memorial Drive, Cadastrial Zone, Central Business District, Abuja
Phone Number: 08191807807

Store 12 – Montaigne Place
Address: Shop F17, Febson Plaza, 2425 Herbert Macaulay Way, Zone 4, Abuja
Phone Number: 095236929

Store 13 – Montaigne Place
Address: Ground Floor, Worldway Plaza, 129 Aba Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Phone Number: 084462975

Store 14 – Montaigne Place
Address: Genesis Center, Shop 2B, 1 Tombia Street, Gra Phase II, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Phone Number: 08190450711

Store 15 – Montaigne Place
Address: Happy Bite Plaza, 1 Stadium Road, Opposite Air Force Base, Aba Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Phone Number: 0819 180 7805

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