Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Hi Guys,
Happy New year!!! Oh how i have missed blogging!! I had to take a break for christmas cuz it was definitely needed and i had limited access to the internet so i couldn't blog. I hope you all had an awesome Christmas. I know i did. ;D

I'm opening up the New year with a review from a new and upcoming Nigerian makeup brand called TAOS COSMETICS. It is run by a lovely lady named Vanessa.  Last year, i was sent these products to review and i took the time to wear each item  and give an honest review on each of them. 
I received 3 eyeshadows, a blush and two eyepencils.

TAOS COSMETICS:We are a growing brand that identifies with all Women of Colour. We go by the bond of the title WOC and we stick with it. Our Products are all made with love and natural botanical ingredients that would be good enough for sensitive skin. Our Products, from the eyeshadows to lipglosses, lipsticks are highly Pigmented.

BLACK ORCHID:This is a beautiful black eye shadow with flecks of silver glitter. I always wanted a black eye shadow that wasn't flat black. This adds the perfect amount of dazzle to the eye without being too bright. While applying this i would advise spritzing your brush a little bit so as to pick up the product properly and get great pigmentation. The swatches above show the eye shadow applied dry and wet. See how we get better pay off wet. Love it!!
BLACK STAR: I think Vanessa got a peek into my mind before sending me these. Anyone that knows me knows my fav color combo is black and gold. I can't pass it up for anything. Black star is a black eyeshadow with flecks of gold glitter inside. When i opened the lid, i fell in love. This shadow is very soft and smooth during application. As advised earlier, be sure to wet your brush a little before applying this to get maximum color payoff.

SAVANNAH: This is a rich chocolate brown color. I have substituted my Mac embark eyeshadow for this as this is a great dupe. I use this to smoke out my under eye and intensify my crease color. I actually used this one to contour when i couldn't find my contour powder(covers face) and it looked GREAT!! I know it's eye shadow but i don't think just because a product is tagged one thing that is all it can be used for. If you are looking for a great transition color or just a nice brown eyeshadow to add to the stash. I would recommend this.
BLOOD ORANGE: Now this blush!!BRIGHT MUCH!! When i opened the lid i went like O_O. It is flourescent orange.It is a very bright color and super pigmented too. I wore it once but i had to swipe super lightly so i don't look clowny. I also used this in my crease when i wore a sunset inspired look recently and it looked absolutely beautiful.See how this also doubled as an eye shadow. I'm not sure i would wear on my cheeks a lot but it will definitely get more wear on the eyes from me.

EYEPENCILS: The eye pencils are very similar in color.Navy blue is a tad bit darker in real life. They are twist up which i love and are very easy to apply. You also get great pigmentation with these.

Overall, i love all the products and would definitely add more to my collection. What do you guys think? Kindly leave a comment below.


Email: taoscosmetics@gmail.com
Instagram: taos_inc

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Nice review. I like the fact that the packaging looks like mac. How pricey are they though?
    A girl on a budget needs to know! Lol

    1. Thanks dearie. I have included the prices In the post now.

  2. omg!!! that blush tho..lovely