Nabila NO Makeup – the perfect makeup for Pakistani skin

Perfect makeup for Pakistani skin

Struggling to find the right makeup for Pakistani skin? Award-winning Pakistani makeup artist Nabila Maqsood has the answer. She just launched her N-Zero range of makeup, which is based on 30 years of experience with desi skin. She says.

“You just can’t find quite the right colours with the products you buy abroad.”

The palette has a concealer, blender, blush, lipcolour and powder so it’s essentially 5 products in one. It comes in 5 sets of shades, which Nabila claims covers the entire spectrum of Pakistani skin – from very pale to seriously dusky. The five sets are seductively titled Ngelic, Nlight, Ngage, Nchant and Ntice.

What I noticed immediately is that the concealer is a very warm colour for all the palettes, even the very light ones. It’s a sort of apricot or peach shade – much darker than any concealer I’ve ever bought. To my surprise it was brilliant at concealing my dark circles and gave a much fresher look than the pale concealers I’d been using before. Many concealers I’ve bought give a grey or chalky look but this worked very well and didn’t look dark or unnatural.

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Nabila introduces Meesha Shafi to NO Makeup

Nabila herself showed me how to use the palette at her salon during her launch event. The video clip starts when she’s already begun concealing my left eye and she does just one side of my face so you can see the difference.

NABILA NO MAKEUP from Karachista TV on Vimeo.

She watched while I then worked on the other side of my face. At first, I used too much even though I was trying to be light-handed – you really don’t need a lot of product with this palette. Because the concealer corrected my under-eye area so well, I didn’t need to use foundation all over my face to match the concealer – which is something I would usually do.

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Meraal Malik tries out Nabila’s new NO Makeup

I’ve used the palette for a week since and I’m very happy with the result. It does need to be kept in a cool place, like all makeup. If the room is too warm, it tends to sweat an oily moisture. Also the compact is designed a little weirdly – there’s no proper place to store the powder puff if you get rid of the protective plastic on the palette.

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Sana Hafeez at the launch of Nabila NO Makeup


Other than that it’s totally worth it – although it’s not cheap at Rs6,500. If you compare it to international products and take into account that it’s essentially five products, then it’s actually a steal. Plus you need to use so little that it will last months. It’s available from Nabila’s salons in Karachi and Lahore and at Scentsation in both cities. Elsewhere in Pakistan you can order it via TCS. If you do happen to be in Karachi or Lahore then I recommend going to the salon or Scentsation so that someone can advise you on which palette is best for your skin tone. Do try it – it’s a revelation.


Salima Feerasta
Salima Feerasta
Salima Feerasta is chief editor of and one of Pakistan's top fashion and lifestyle journalists.

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  1. This looks really nice especially that it was made by Pakistani for Pakistani skin tones. What color did she match you to?


  2. The powders are either very light and either very dark..Concealers are very dark too… But the palette is quite pretty. I hope the concealer blends easily into the skin and gives medium to full coverage

  3. Can you please describe the shades?? What shade did she use on you? It would be useful to know more about the shades especially for those who can not go in person to buy the palette 🙂

  4. Aoa I really want to know which color suits for normal skin tone.plz mention n one thing more it’s very expencive for paki women.It’s out of range.price kum kerein

    • Aoa, I don’t really know what you mean by “normal” skin tone – the range covers the basic spectrum of Pakistani skin tone but I don’t think you can generalise and say that any one of them is the average Pakistani skin tone – we are a diverse nation.

  5. Mera rang sanwla hai , aur dark circle b hain. Kindly mjhy guide karen k konsa number mery liy suitable ho ga ?

  6. Hi my sister is a beautician trained by Naeem Khan here in uk.
    I want to by her the No Makeup concealer palate can u please tell me where I can buy them from please get back to me thank you.

  7. I want to buy this product plz guiad me how can I order it. I live in Karachi Pakistan.. nd whats the price plzzz

  8. A.O.A
    my skin is oily so which and some spot of freckles so which one type of no make up will be suitable as alovera, honey or anyother. Kindly inform me i want to buy it but still confuse. Allah Bless u

  9. Asalam u alaikum…
    Mam i just want to ask that i want to buy your make up product so can you please tell me online shopping web address

  10. Hi Nabila mera colour fair h but oily skin h konsa make up is best for my skin nd its available in rawalpindi or Islamabad.nd in which market or shop pe mil sakta h

  11. Hy i m one of thoes who struggle to enhance theirselves u m passing through initial stages in these dats this kit is so expensive hv u any discount its my dream to use nabila’s product

  12. Hi I just seen u on TV with nadia Khan show .I release ur makeup look best I just want to no how I get makeup kit from u nd what price is,?thanks

  13. Hello kindly tell us how v get this palette this is very good..”.all in one “kindly tell us how v get this palette n mention cost ov palette too….i live in rwp

  14. I want your product ,my skin is yellow white skin with frackles not too much , skin tone is dry ,iam from abbottabad now living in okara

  15. hyy its isra…..kindly tell mi how i order ur brand according to my skin tone…… ur brand availible in azad kashmir muzaffrabad?

  16. Bhad mei jaye yeh product its too expensive Allah pochy tum logo sy aam admi ka jeena haram krdia h tum logo ny pata nhi k sy jan choraogy agy,

  17. Hi Nabilla! Your new product no mackup kit is fab! I want to buy it… I’m from Azad kashmir. Please tell me how can i purchase it from you or is there any process to order this kit from you.. kindly answer me as soon as possible

  18. Hellow Slima,
    How are you?
    I have very oily acne and spoty medium tone skin im really very worried please tel me wich product suitable for me please reply must.

  19. hi, i am Dr Madiha want to ask that how i can choose best foundation for my natural color tone of skin.
    is there any online skin tone testing.
    me from Islamabad


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