NIGERIAN YOUNGSTER LAUNCHES OWN MAKE-UP BRAND FOR BLACKS IN UK

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OrijoReporter.com Florence Adepoju

A 24-year-old Nigerian-British, Florence Adepoju, has launched her own range of lipsticks after she became frustrated at the lack of make-up suited to darker skin tones.

Florence(pictured) who at 17 cut her teeth at a Benefit make-up counter where she worked on the luxury cosmetics brand at the Lakeside shopping centre and went on to launch her own line of lipsticks from her parents’ garden shed.OrijoReporter.comFlorence Adepoju

According to FEMAIL, Florence’s range is now stocked in Topshop and she counts Lena Dunham as a fan.

‘I was struck by the lack of choice there was for women with darker skin.

‘Brands would bring out limited-edition capsule collections, but none of the make-up would suit me; the foundation wouldn’t be dark enough or the lipstick wouldn’t be bright enough. I always found it disappointing,” Florence Adepoju told FEMAIL.

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