Artists. Retailers. Brands.

The Ghana Makeup Awards is the Industry Award for Colour Cosmetics to recognize and reward trailblazers and budding talent within the makeup industry in Ghana, across makeup artists, retailers and brands.

The aim is to inspire excellence and best practice within the makeup industry by celebrating those who have shown excellence in makeup artistry and business.

Achievement & Honorary Awards

Honouring pioneering achievements, contributions and dedication.

Lifetime Achievement Award (Ghana)
Honorary Awards

Rewarding Artistic Excellence

Makeup Artist of the Year
Best Special Effects Makeup Artist
Best Editorial Makeup Artist
Best Bridal Makeup Artist
Best Celebrity Makeup Artist
Most Promising Makeup Artist (Special Effects)
Most Promising Makeup Artist (Editorial)
Most Promising Makeup Artist (Bridal)

Rewarding Industry Institutions

Makeup Retailer of the Year
Makeup School of the Year
Ghanaian Owned Brand of the Year
Makeup Product of the Year
Skincare Product of the Year
Makeup Brand of the Year

Rewarding Industry Influencers

Makeup Blog of the Year
Makeup Vlog of the Year
Most Glamorous Celebrity
Excellence in Makeup Photography
Excellence in Hair Styling


  • Our award categories are generally open to makeup artists, retailers or brands in Ghana for self-nomination.
  • Specific categories have specific criteria (eg. years of experience) which limits eligibility.
  • Categories with wider geographic eligibility (Africa/World), will have this eligibility communicated clearly.
  • Eligibility rules may vary from year to year, as deemed necessary.

Awards Process

  • Nominations
  • Shortlisting of Award Nominees
  • Live Judging Tasks
  • Voting
    • Public (30%)
    • Award Judges (50%)
    • Award Board (20%)
  • Awards Night



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