Hey guys, so it’s been a day.. Or three since i last published a post and it’s simple because I’m giving y’all time to digest all the amazing posts already published.. Lol. Today, I’m reviewing the hegai and esther foundation.

I got it when i went makeup shopping some weeks back together with their brow pomade which you can read about by clicking Here.

As expected, it’s a Nigerian brand, and it’s the first ever Nigerian brand foundation that I’m trying, i mean, there are a number of foundations by Nigerian brands but I’ve just never gotten around giving them a try.. Until the hegai and esther one came along.. So here’s what i think..




Description on site

Photo perfect foundation.

Where to buy

You can buy directly from their site Here. Or try any local cosmetic store near you. You can also check out their instagram Here to check for distributors near you. (you’re welcome)


This part, am not impressed. I’m not disappointed but I’m not impressed either, the bottle is pretty basic, tempered glass.. Plastic cover.. A pump. I would have felt better if it came with an airless pump, but, oh well…



Comes in eight shades, and they are all for brown skin (yas! Melanie only) The shades have cute names which are ” Biscuit” “carrot” “mango” “cookie” “bronze” “coffee” “brownie” “cocoa” From lightest to darkest. My shade is mango which is the third to lightest.


Formula and swatch

Well, its thick, that much is visible, very creamy, applies wet and settles into a matte finish. It blends like a dream too (and my favorite part) it doesn’t settle into fine lines (as long as you set it well) The coverage is totally build able, more product, more coverage. I get really good coverage with just two pumps and full coverage with three full pumps.


Check out my review on a brow definer by the same brand Here.

It does have a light scent to it, for those that may want to take note.



I love this foundation, am sorry but hegai and esther have just won my heart and I’m going to be stocking up on all their products like a mad woman, this foundation exceeded my expectations, like seriously, i don’t want to say much, but if you are looking to buy a new bottle of foundation any time soon, consider this foundation, oily skin? Consider this foundation, for the price! Oh and added bonus? It’s got spf 20. Spf!! Like beauty products with spf just shows how sensible the manufacturers are! Remember when we talked about the importance of spf in this post! It’s the bomb, since i got it, i find my self reaching out for it more times now, i hardly even remember that i have six other foundations. The hegai and esther foundation is a cheaper substitute for my nars sheer glow foundation and i have to say, I’m very happy i don’t need to spend tens of thousands of naira to get the kind of converage i deserve.

Check out another review of the same foundation Here

Let’s interact…

Have you tried the hegai and esther foundation? Have you tried any of their products? What are your thoughts on them?



  • Reply Busola June 12, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    I’m thinking of trying this; I hope I don’t regret it if I do. I have extremely oily skin; very oily and very sensitive, so I’m usually scared of making changes to my makeup kit. Thanks for the review, I might just give it a try.

    • Reply Salmah August 28, 2018 at 1:37 am

      Please do let me know what you think when you give it a try hun! Thank you for reading.


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  • Reply Weneween April 10, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Hi, Salmah. Your review is accurate. I started using this foundation since 2016 and I’ve enjoyed it so far. However, it now comes in plastic as opposed to bottle and volume has increased by 10ml. My concern is that the ingredients have drastically been altered. From 18 to 15 ingredients and about 14 of the initial 18 ingredients in the former bottle have been discarded. Not only that, only 3 ingredients from the former bottle was retained. I’m wondering if the texture would be the same. I’m also worried about my skin. Why the changes in ingredients if the product was ‘perfect’. Now, I’m also worried about long term use. Please update your review. Thank you

    • Reply Gbemi Adebayo May 25, 2018 at 9:32 pm

      Thank you Weneween for trying our foundation, mostly delighted that you are impressed by its quality. We’ve had only a handful of people make this observation and we are delighted you pay close attention to what you put on your skin as we do also.

      We will like to assure you that Hegai & Esther products are manufactured to the highest quality and health standards.

      From time to time, cosmetics scientists worldwide present the industry with new body of knowledge borne out of research. This information sometimes impact product formulations and helps to improve them. This improvements usually come in the form of either adding to the ingredients or removing previous ones.

      At Hegai & Esther we stay abreast of these developments to ensure our products are manufactured to the latest knowledge and quality standards. That is why we are a very trusted and respected cosmetic brand.

      We thank you for your trust and loyalty, It’s the trust and feedback of thousands of customers like you that makes Hegai & Esther a trusted beauty brand.

      • Reply Weneween May 26, 2018 at 2:02 pm

        Dear Gbemi, I’ve tried the new and improved H&E and…Yup, it’s still amazing! I’m stuck.

        • Reply Salmah May 26, 2018 at 2:04 pm

          Hi weneween! I’ve been AWOL 😆 so sorry! I’m glad you are hooked on the new formula as much as I am. Will be updating my review soon as am back. Thank you for remaining a trusted reader!

      • Reply Salmah May 26, 2018 at 2:06 pm

        Thank you Gbemi for replying Weneween! It sure cleared up most of her questions, I have tried the new formula and I’m hooked on it still. Will be updating my review pretty soon. Do keep an eye out. I can’t wait to try out and review other products from your brand. Thank you.

  • Reply NeNe eugene November 17, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Hey I’m having foundation can’t seem to find my shade but the la girl pro concealer in fawn is my perfect shade so which H&E foundation shade do you recommend? Thanks

    • Reply Salmah November 19, 2017 at 9:55 am

      Hello nene, your shade will be determined by a lot of things. Do find me on Instagram and send me a private message so we can talk more

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  • Reply Debs June 14, 2017 at 10:00 am

    I’m buying next! My current foundation is about to finish and I’ve been thinking of a switch…I enjoy experimenting products until I find a perfect fit ?

    • Reply Salmah June 16, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      Please do, it’s highly recommended

  • Reply Jumoke June 4, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    nice post am not a makeup person but i have friends that do makeup i will recommend this foundation to them

    • Reply Salmah June 4, 2017 at 7:11 pm

      Thanks for reading dear.

  • Reply LAGOS CITY CHIC May 24, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    I haven’t used any of their products, seems like I’ll give it a shot. I’m not a make up expert lol but I like to try out new things! Thanks for sharing xx
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    • Reply Salmah May 25, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      You should dear. You would not regret it. Thankx for reading

  • Reply Egwuatu Mary May 24, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I haven’t tried any of their products but with your own opinion i should get one

    • Reply Salmah May 24, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      Yeah you should, their products are really bomb.. If only they were paying me for all this ads

  • Reply Rose May 24, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Am hearing this product for the first time ,maybe I will try it. My color is biscuit and d price is affordable unlike Mary Kay 6500

    • Reply Salmah May 24, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      That means you are really light skinned. This foundation is amazing though.. Very good coverage.. Check out their instagram..

    • Reply Salmah May 24, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      That means you are really light skinned. This foundation is amazing though.. Very good coverage.. Check out their instagram..

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