It was indeed THE GATHERING OF THE INDUSTRY SHAPERS when
over close to a thousand
Makeup Artists , Makeup Lovers, Makeup brands and
professionals ‘turned up’ for the most anticipated MAKEUP IN NIGERIA CONFERENCE
(MINC) which took place on the 30th of April 2014 at Oriental Hotel Lekki, Lagos.
With a combination of Makeup Icons
and Educators of over 250 years’ experience and, it was a successful event and I
give kudos to the MINC crew and their partners for putting efforts and time
towards the great event.
The industry shapers who were
on ground to share their vast knowledge and give professional and expertise
advice were: The trail blazer and host herself Mrs Tara Fela-Durotoye, Mr Bayo
Babaloa Haastrup, Mrs Eni Balogun, Mrs Bimpe Onakoya, Mrs Lola Maja Okojevoh,
Mrs Khuraira Musa, Mrs Bolanle Okusanya Feyita, Mrs Joy Adenuga, Mrs Buntricia
Bastian- a Makeup Educator, Mrs Bunmi Oyeniyi, Mrs Funmi Olurinola, Mr Obi Asika,
Mr Idy Enang.
There was also Honorary Awards presented
to women who had been in the industry, who has made their marks impacting your
Makeup entrepreneurs, amongst whom were Chief Mrs Opral Benson of OBBTI, Alhaja
Kuddy Cosmetics, Alhaja Tejuosho and Late Adenike Ogungbe of Ewar which Funmi
Olurinola collected on her behalf.
Elegant Funmi Olurinola of Abeke Makeovers
Mrs Chineye of St Paula Makeovers
Me and Mrs Lola Maja Okojevoh
Chineye and Lola
There we also exhibitors majorly indigenous brands who displayed their makeup, products and services they render in the stands provided.
Maybelline New York Nigeria
House of Tara
Ushers for Zapphire Events
Suzzie Beauty from Kenya
Bayo Haastrup at Khuraira's stand, helping out someone
The Event, Honouring those how have built the Makeup Industry to this level
Cross section of delegates
Queen of Special effects, Lola Maja
Khuraira Musa working on her model using her Orange corrector, HD foundation as well as her airbrushing machine to do wonders on her model.
Buntricia Bastian! the Makeup Educator for USA
Mrs Bunmi Oyeniyi of Unviel
Buntricia and Eryca Freemantle
In summary,personal hygiene and a good dress sense was preached by Mrs Eni Lise Balogun, Joy Adenuga handled Editorial Makeup, highlighting and contouring to flatter each client's best facial structure by Funmi Abeke, HD and air brush technique by Khuraira Musa, Special Effect and creative Makeup by Lola Maja, Bridal Eye Makeover by Bunmi Oyeniyi, Foundation blending technique by Buntricia Bastian, High Fashion Makeup by Bayo Haastrup, Editorial Makeup by Bimpe Onakoya
amongst many other things. All I have to say is that if you were there, great for you and if not, well you really should have been there.