Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Pictures from Makeup In Nigeria Conference!!!

Hey Dolls,

Yes, yes yes, I know its one week since the Conference, i should have uploaded the pictures sooner... The truth is I tried to transfer the pictures from my camera to my laptop and realized the laptop wouldn't read the camera... I struggled and struggled, tried different cables, still wouldn't work. Anyways, I sorted that out so smile now please!

So where do I start?

The event was truly a gathering of the industry's shapers, as it featured veterans in both makeup and beauty business, and as Tara Fela-Durotoye stated, we all make the industry as without the "'makeup artists"  there would be no industry.

After my registration, i headed to the orange carpet to take some pictures. By the time i got into the hall, oh dear, seats were filling up so fast. I quickly secured one for myself  and went to take more pictures.

Registration Desk

Bunmi Oyeniyi ( Unveil Africa)
Buntricia Bastian
Eni Balogun ( Lise Beauty Range)
Funmi Irantiola Olurinola ( Abeke Makeovers)
Idorenyen Enang of L'Oreal and Funke Bucknor Obruthe of Zapphire Events
Lola Maja- Okojevoh (Sacred Beauty)
Joy Adenuga
Tara Fela-Durotoye

 There were also various makeup and beauty brands at the exhibition stand, some of which include: House of Tara International, Maybelline, Lise Beauty Range, Sacred Beauty, Sleek Studio, Khuraira Cosmetics, Zaron Cosmetics, Arewa Cosmetics, Switch Cosmetics, Kuddy Cosmetics, Suzie Beauty (from Kenya), Innovative Marketing, ( Wholesalers for Milani, Jordana and Tint Cosmetics) and the list goes on...

The All-day event had about 8 masterclasses and demonstration sessions as well as a panel session on " Building  Sustainable Businesses within the Nigerian Makeup Industry".  Facilitators and speakers for the event included : Bayo Haastrup ( Igade Egbin), Lola Maja Okojevoh  (Sacred Beauty), Eni Balogun ( Lise Beauty Range) , Tara Fela-Dorotuye ( House of Tara), Bunmi Oyeniyi ( Unveil Africa) , Funmi Irantiola Olurinola ( Abeke Makeovers) , Bimpe Onakoya ( Maybelline Nigeria), Khuraira Musa ( Khuraira Cosmetics), Buntricia Bastian, Joy Adenuga, Idorenyen Enang ( L'Oreal) and Bolanle Okusanya- Feyita ( Makeuppro).

Recognition Awards were also given to individuals with outstanding contribution to the makeup and beauty industry. The recipients included: Adenike Ogungbe (RIP) of Ewar Makeovers which was received by Funmi of Abeke Makeovers, Bayo Babalola Haastrup ( the foremost male makeup artist in Nigeria), Cheif Mrs Opal Benson ( The owner of the first beauty school in Nigeria) ,  Famous Alhaja of Tejuosho Market, and Alhaja Kudirat  of Kuddy Cosmetics.

Kemi Akindoju... The Host
Idorenyen Enang of L'Oreal

Kuddy Cosmetics receiving her award 
Alhaja of Tejuosho Market recieving her award.  
Chief Mrs Opal Benson 
Bolanle Okusanya Feyita (MakeupPro)

Masterclasses Begin, First stop Joy Adenuga

Joy demonstrated advanced contouring and highlighting

Eni Balogun of Lise Beauty Range. She took us through hygeine, sanitation and etiquette in makeup artistry
Bimpe Onakoya took us through editorial makeup.
Khuraia Musa
Khuraira took us through Airbrush technique and creating a niche for yourself.
Buntricia Bastian went all HD... 
Lola came on stage looking like a bruised and battered housewife... The power of makeup.!!!!  She took us through creative makeup.

Bunmi Oyeniyi taught on the intricacies of traditional bridal makeup with emphasis on eyes and lips.

Funmi Irantiola briefed us with a slide show on facial reconstruction using makeup, and also gele tying.
Bayo created a very high fashion makeup look...
The hall was packed full, pouring and spilling out of the door, some people even had to stand!!!

All participants went home with a goodie bag , but i missed out on that as i had to leave around past 8pm.I heard the event didn't end till almost 10pm, wooow!!! I had an amazing time at the conference, it was so wonderful to meet makeup artists from Calabar, Warri, Abuja, PortHarcourt, Kaduna and beyond.

I'll look forward to more of these...

Till my next post, do stay beautiful.

1 comment:

  1. Marie Alegna7 May 2014 at 05:25

    Seems like it was fun and awesome. They better do one in Abj soon or I will be very upset