Following the recent unveiling of pop star Tiwa Savage as Africa’s first MAC Maker, the singer officially introduced her Signature Lipstick to Pro Makeup Artists, Beauty Enthusiasts, Bloggers, and Members of the Press in Lagos.
The event which was held last Friday at The Art Hotel Lagos was hosted by Kaylah Oniwo, who kicked off the afternoon with a quick introduction of The MAC Sub Saharan team headed by Lebo Mulumba, Brand Lead Sub Saharan Africa. Lebo explained to the audience that Tiwa was chosen because, aside from being a global icon, she has always had a relationship with MAC and is passionate about supporting local talent, which is why Tiwa insists on a Nigerian makeup artist no matter where she is in the world. She thanked Tiwa for this collaboration, rising up as an African Queen, representing the brand powerfully, and choosing a colour that represents all men and women while putting Africa on the map.
On her part, TIWA spent an exciting afternoon speaking about the process of formulating her new signature lipstick, which she revealed took two years to come to fruition. While unveiling the lipstick Tiwa noted that this is a special moment for us as Africans, adding that Africans consume so much makeup but are not recognized, so this collaboration is long overdue. She further revealed that she chose this shade because “I wanted something that is strong, bold, beautiful and represents women of my complexion because it’s difficult for ladies my complexion to find a suitable red. You can gloss it up when you want to feel like a “MAC gyal” but even though it’s matte, it’s not your typical dry matte.” she said.The lipstick is named after her- Tiwa Savage and retails in Nigeria.