Over the weekend, the best in African beauty sprinkled stardust on the Kempinski Hotel for the 2018 edition of Ghana Makeup AwardsHosted by Actress and Beauty EntrepreneurJuliet Ibrahim, the prestigious event had leading beauty industry professionals in attendance.

The first award of the night; Makeup Artist of the Year went to Sandra Don-Arthur for her exceptional artistic and creative prowess mixed with innovation in the field of practice. Sandra also took home the award for the Best Editorial Makeup Artist!

Sandra Don-Arthur – Photo Credit: @xhibit.photography

See the full list of winners in each category below.

Makeup Artist of the Year
The Makeup Artist of the Year category seeks to find a makeup artist who has shown exceptional artistic and creative prowess mixed with innovation in the field of practice, with not less than 3 years of experience.

Winner: Sandra Don-Arthur @alexandrinamakeup

Best Special Effects Makeup Artist
The Best Special Effects Makeup Artist category seeks to find the makeup artist who has shown exceptional skill in special effects makeup for a film, television or theatre production.

Winner: Marfoa Acheampong @touchmakeupartistry

Best Editorial Makeup Artist
The Best Editorial Makeup Artist category seeks to find the best makeup artist for the use of makeup to enhance artistic expression across different subjects or visual themes in a publication or exhibition.

Winner: Sandra Don-Arthur @alexandrinamakeup

Best Bridal Makeup Artist
The Best Bridal Makeup Artist category seeks to find the best makeup artist for the use of makeup in a bridal context.

Winner: Valerie Lawson @mzl4wson

Best Celebrity Makeup Artist
The Best Celebrity Makeup Artist category seeks to find the best makeup artist for the use of makeup in the context of a public figure or celebrity.

Winner: Augustine Osei @barimah_makeup_artistry

Most Promising Makeup Artist
The Most Promising Makeup Artist category seeks to find the best new makeup artist who shows the most promise for exceptional work mixed with innovation within the industry.

Winner: Martina Asante @facemechanicgh

Martina Asante with @claudialumor and @shadesandbrushes – Photo Credit: @xhibit.photography
Makeup Brand of the Year
The Makeup Brand of the Year category seeks to find the most popular consumer brand with the highest industry regard (accolades) for marketing, customer service and support for the makeup industry.

Winner: Maybelline New York

Makeup Retailer of the Year
The Makeup Retailer of the Year category seeks to find the makeup shop or retailer with the most impact on the sale of makeup products and consumer services across the country.

Winner: Rozay International @xoxorozay

Makeup School of the Year
The Makeup School of the Year category seeks to find the best makeup school in terms of the quality of training and the impact of its graduates in the industry.

Winner: 2nd Image Hair and Beauty

Ghanaian Owned Brand of the Year
The Ghanaian Owned Brand of the Year category seeks to find the most popular Ghanaian owned consumer brand with the highest industry accolades for marketing, customer service and support for the makeup industry.

Winner: Evita Joseph

Makeup Product of the Year
The Makeup Product of the Year category seeks to find the best decorative cosmetic product or accessory used on the face, eye and lips.

Winner: Black Secret (Facial Wipes)

Skincare Product of the Year
The Skincare Product of the Year category seeks to find the best skincare product designed for regular daily use on the face and neck.

Winner: R&R Luxury

Marketing Campaign of the Year
The Marketing Campaign of the Year category seeks to find the most creative and impactful marketing campaign for a product, service or social cause within the makeup and Beauty industry across Print, TV, Radio, Outdoor or Digital.

Winner: Glam & Makeup

Makeup Blog of the Year
The Makeup Blog of the Year category seeks to find the most influential and impactful blog covering the makeup industry in Ghana across diverse content topics.

Winner: Koteikai Ashie Kotei @akaikotei

Makeup Vlog of the Year
The Makeup Vlog of the Year category seeks to find the most influential and impactful online video blog covering the makeup industry in Ghana across diverse content topics.

Winner: Jessica Owusu-Ansah @jesiscah

Most Glamorous Celebrity
The Most Glamorous Celebrity category seeks to award a celebrity who has shown exceptional and flawless style across different categories of public appearances, as well as shown support to the industry.

Winner: Zynnell Zuh

Zynnell Zuh – Photo Credit: @xhibit.photography

Excellence in Makeup Photography
The Excellence in Makeup Photography category seeks to find a photographer who has demonstrated a high level of art and skill in photography in a makeup & beauty context.

Winner: Joseph Amoateng @phloshop

Excellence in Hair Styling
The Excellence in Hair Styling category seeks to find a hair stylist who has demonstrated a high level of art and skill in hair styling.

Winner: Bessy Ben-George @revupsalongh

Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award seeks to reward a pacesetter for their pioneering achievements, contributions and dedication to growing the Makeup and Beauty industry in Ghana.

Winner:  Nikki Boa-Amponsem

African Makeup Icon Award
The African Makeup Icon Award seeks to an individual whose contribution has significantly impacted the makeup and beauty industry across Africa and catapulted the industry into global prominence.

Winner: Tara Fela-Durotoye

Honorary Award
This Honorary Award for Exceptional Contributions to the Makeup & Beauty Industry in Retail goes to Juben House of Beauty and their CEO, Mrs Mame Serwaa Achampong-Kyei for her tireless pioneering work in providing the industry access to quality, genuine products and excellent customer service across the different aspects of Makeup & Beauty practice across Ghana.

Honorary Award 2
This Honorary Award for Outstanding Service to the Makeup & Beauty Industry in Hair Styling & Beauty Services, goes to First Choice Hair & Beauty and their CEO, Mrs Faustina Adofo Adjagar, for her tireless pioneering work in providing the industry access to quality hair styling and beauty services to compliment and augment the work of makeup practitioners on their clientele across Ghana