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Inside the July 2013 Issue of Genevieve Magazine with Beauty Entrepreneur/Make-up Artiste Extraordinaire Banke Meshida-Lawal



Banke Meshida-Lawal July 2013 Issue

When it comes beauty, Banke Meshida-Lawal always tops the list.

The Nigerian beauty entrepreneur and make-up artiste extraordinaire is  the cover star of Genevieve Magazine’s July 2013 Issue. Rocking a pretty pink lace dress on the cover, she dishes with the mag on her sky rocketing career.

Read Genevieve Magazine’s details on the cover muse;

If Banke Meshida-Lawal were to have a gold coin for every dignitary and celebrity’s face she has touched, she would probably have a bullion van filled with gold coins.
Four years back when this BM|PRO CEO graced the Genevieve cover, she had won the hearts and faces of several Nigerian women through her Midas touch that always kept them coming back. Fast forward to the present, she shares with Genevieve her journey so far – the tears, joy, expansions and of course the newest addition to her family, her daughter Toni.

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Photography: Rafael Alexander
Hair: Tutu Longe
Make-up: Uduma for Facebymaori using BM|PRo Makeup


  1. Non professional opinion

    July 20, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I understand that makeup is her speciality, but she should have tried harder to blend her natural hair colour and texture with her weave. The first picture is so pretty, and elegant. The second look where she has my security guards bed hanging from her ears, is a major don’t.

    • N

      July 20, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      hey u must understand that someone styled her and made her up…..its not her fault

  2. oose

    July 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    ermm there is certainly something wrong with the earring lipsticks and hair in the second picture … oh they should have employed Photoshop at least … so so wrong

  3. Ross

    July 20, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Her make up looks the same all the time any bride she did u will know

  4. Awaiting Moderation

    July 20, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    The make up on the cover is nice but the could have tried blending the brow bone highlight color in well…the earring picture?er no!!!So ratchet. and I agree with Ross, her make up looks on bride looks the same, she only changes up the colors depending on the aso oke or wedding color of the bride.

  5. Miss Pepeye

    July 20, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Genevieve team, but why? Banke’s natural hair stands out from the smoother-textured weave she has on. At least, they must have seen the pics before going to press, or maybe they simply couldn’t be bothered with doing a good job of the whole photography session this time. Shame!! BN, post my comment as you serially Don’t.

  6. Bankes no 1 fan (Makeup Artist)

    July 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Mrs Lawal sets the trends while others follow. Ask other upcoming makeup artists¦ we allll lookn to her pictures for inspiration. The reason why all her brides look “the same” is because they are all STUNNING. So please next time you want to bash our Mentor before u do check out the albums on facebook. Yes the hair is not great though…..

  7. Peter pan

    July 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    @Ross and awaiting Moderation, yes her makeup look the same cos she has a style, and Her brides are happy with their look. those are very important things when you deal with clients. The earrings i can say are a bit bogus, but all this same, Banke Meshida Lawal is an Icon, positive contributor and an Achiever in the Nigerian makeup and beauty industry, so appreciate that and not be looking for flaws up and down as if you’re so perfect yourself.

    • jinkelele

      July 21, 2013 at 6:58 pm

      she spoke about the photo in the mag and, why do you feel to defend Banke’s artistry and person. Haba! stick to the topic jorr and stop adding irrelevant things

  8. overmass

    July 20, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    what happen with her new grow showing around her edge….They could have done something with it…But nice pics anyway.

  9. Toke's accent

    July 20, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Her hair and makeup is unacceptable for who she is. his is Genevieve Magazines fault.

  10. Dora the explorer

    July 20, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I just love Banke o! today is not my day for critical analysis..

  11. sideeyeblankstare

    July 20, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    blending natural hair requires specific weave textures.
    pls whats the name of that ty bello’s weave and how could I purchase it online? thanks

  12. Dora the explorer

    July 20, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    She took out the braces and she still has gap in her teeth? eya

    • jinkelele

      July 21, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      she spoke about the photo in the mag and, why do you feel to defend Banke’s artistry and person. Haba! stick to the topic jorr and stop adding irrelevant things

    • jinkelele

      July 21, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      braces are not for closing gap in the two front teeth oh!

  13. Ok o

    July 21, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Hmh,aye akamara…listening to obey’s song rite now

  14. folashade akintayo

    July 22, 2013 at 9:18 am

    how can i get this weave what is the name of the weave on . love itttt

  15. Hurperyermie

    July 22, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    i love just the first pics the other ones na hmmmmmm dont really like

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