Beauty they say lies in the eyes of the beholder but these days it lies in the hands of the master makeup artist who carefully strokes, blends and transform the faces of their subjects.
In today’s world, makeup is said to be an essential feature of most women’s outdoor looks and they go different lengths to book the best to slay their faces.
From the contour, highlights and blush on the tips of brushes which brings out the definition of one’s facial feature to all the mindblowing things that can be done with just lipstick, it is an exciting industry.
Although some netizens describe it as ‘deception’, makeup lovers consider it as an art form that mostly enhances the facial features of the subjects. Hence artistes are celebrated from their talent, confidence and proficiency.
2020 was a tough year especially for the beauty industry as most people continued to stay home for fear of contracting the virus rendering most artistes jobless for a while. It however also helped effect changes in the standards and practices of the industry.
Despite the tough year, it was the year we saw some of the best makeup looks on social media feed and 2021 the heat is still on as they make giant strides.
Here are 12 makeup artists from Ghana who deserve to be acknowledged and celebrated
Award-winning make up artist and Creative Director of Maybelline, Valerie Lawson was on the lips of most Ghanaians with her impeccable beauty skills.
She was the makeup artist for some of the top weddings in Ghana including #CiRi2020, #KENCY2020, the #Malmtrimony and many others.
She also slayed the faces of Ghanaian dignitaries including Mrs Samira Bawumia, Second Lady of Ghana at her various events.
Sandra Don–Arthur (born 22 April 1980) also known as Alexandrina in the showbiz industry is a professional makeup artist and Vlogger from Ghana.
She is the founder and C.E.O of Alexiglam Studio, a Ghanaian makeup and beauty company that provides beauty services to women in Ghana.
She has done work for Maybelline New York, Joselyn Dumas, Jackie Appiah, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and many others.
Portia Gyeni-Boateng is the beautiful face behind Cutie Bridal Gh, a Ghanaian makeup company that caters for Ghanaian brides on their big day.
In 2020, she won the Most Influential award at Ghana Make Up Awards for her outstanding work.
Lawrencia Owusu is the C.E.O of Sparkle and Shine in Accra Ghana. She is the reigning Glitz Africa Makeup Artist of the year. Her brushes have stroked the faces of the likes of Nengi, Yvonne Nelson, Eno Barony and many others.
Loved by her many clients and fans, Face Mechanic warmed her way into the hearts of many Ghanaian beauty enthusiasts. Her work for Adina, Nana Ama Mcbrown, Dromyreda, IBM Boss,Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh and many others broke the internet.
What does Bofowaa, Berla Mundi, Afia Schwarzenegger, Moesha Boudong have in common?? An MUA in Hamida of Shades and Brushes. Hamida was the queen of 2020 with back to back bookings from brides, wedding guests and celebrities.
Two magazine covers, slaying Josleyn Dumas back-to-back, Editorial makeup for brands, Efya, Oboubia and Delay all defined the 2020 of Ghanaian male makeup artist, Zulky.
Mina Lawani is the creative director of Minalyntouch and was the first makeup artist to be verified on Instagram
Nancy Ndem is the C.E.O of Nancy Blaq. A baby, new magazine cover and several billboards all characterized the work of this award-winning makeup artist
Regina Ama Dumah is the Creative Director of Reggies Makeover. When she is not busy drawing brows and blending makeup, she practices as a certified nurse. We love a beauty who has heart for the sick too.
Barimah Makeup Artistry
Nana Asante Augustine runs a highly sophisticated makeup brand under the name Barimah Makeup Artistry. The Kumasi-based MUA’s is well sought after across the Garden City and continues to work his magic on the faces of the likes of Emelia Brobbey, Sister Afia, Delay, Afia Scahwarzzeneger and many other A-litst names.
If you are wondering the skilled hands behind the glamorous makeup of Mrs Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings then your answer is staring at your face. 2020 unearthed the talent and skill of Riri to both social media and the beauty industry. So far we are loving wand watching her shine bright.