The 2019 edition of the prestigious Ghana Make-Up Awards came off successfully on Saturday night at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.
It attracted a large number of stakeholders in the make-up and beauty industry who ruled the red carpet wearing different shades of make-up.
At the end of the night, renowned make-up artist Valerie Lawson, known for her brand name Mzl4wson, was adjudged best make-up artist at the ceremony after topping this year’s nominations with four categories.
She beat other big make-up names such as Alice Asante (Aligiinamakeover), Christabel Jones and Marfoa Acheampong to win the make-up artist of the year category.
Other recipients were 2nd Image International Skills College and Hamamat African Beauty Golden Shea Butter, which won make-up school of the year and skincare product of the year awards respectively.
The make-up product of year went to Colorbox Cosmetics (Melanin Glow) while Divine Casey beat some of his industry giants to win best celebrity make-up artist of the year.
The rest of the categories such as best special effect make-up artist of the year, best bridal make-up artist and make-up retailer of the year were picked by Nathaniel Amewugah, Portia Gyeni- Boateng and Juben House of Beauty in that order.
Actress and Joy Prime TV host Selly Galley beat Zynnell Zuh, Joselyn Dumas, Nana Ama McBrown to win the most glamorous celebrity of the year.
Ghanaian-owned brand of the year award was also won by So Aesthetic while the make-up brand of the year went to Black Secret.
Young actress and make-up artist Bervlyn Naa Lomoley Lomotey also took an award for make-up vlog of the year.
This year’s award was, as usual, part of the Make-Up & Beauty Week to celebrate excellence in the make-up and beauty industry.
Organised by Make-Up Ghana, it was hosted by Anita Erskine, with music performances from songstress Cina Soul and model-turned musician Kate Menson.
In attendance were actress Martha Ankomah, Cynthia Morrison (Minister for Gender, Children & Social Protection), Catherine Afeku (Minister of State at the Office of the President), among others.