The first Lotus Make-up Artist Awards witnessed 15 artists from across India participating to showcase their talent and creativity. Celebrity make-up artist Chandni Singh performed at the Awards function.
The first Lotus Make-up Artist of the year 2021–2022 competition was sponsored by the upscale vegan cosmetics company Lotus Make Up during a spectacular event on July 29, 2022, at the Hotel Taj Palace in New Delhi. The top 3 aspiring make-up artists from India received awards from Lotus Make-up, which sought to recognise and honour extraordinary talent and creativity.
In December 2021, Lotus Make-up held a digital competition, inviting different makeup artists from all around India to submit their looks for the previous wedding season and the upcoming new year. Over 5300 people registered for the brand’s services, and more than 4000 of those looks were shared on social media. In January 2022, a small panel selected 15 make-up artists from all around India from among the entries, and the finalists were asked to present their looks at this make-up extravaganza.
Celebrity make-up artist Chandni Singh gave a lesson before the grand finale of the Lotus Make-up Artist of the Year competition, showcasing the subtler aspects of bridal makeup. She designed a gentle appearance for modern metropolitan women while keeping in mind the current minimalism trends, adding definition with eyeliner and mascara. By selecting fashionable looks for the upcoming wedding season, the 15 finalists displayed their makeup ability. Along with five macro-influencers, slender and appealing fashion models paraded the area wearing stunning makeup made with Lotus Makeup colour cosmetics. Sanchita Hazra’s stunning wedding gowns suited the makeup looks well.
Following the judges’ evaluation of each contestant, Mr. S.P. Maitra, President Sales of Lotus Herbals, celebrity make-up artist Chandni Singh, and Dr. Ipsita Chatterjee, Head Innovation and Brand Strategy, presented awards to the three lucky winners. Ashmeet Kaur Saini of New Delhi took home the top prize, which included a monetary award of Rs. 1,000,000, products from Lotus Makeup worth Rs. 20,000, and a one-year affiliation with the company. Kajal Jain of Gurugram won the first runner-up prize, which included a monetary award of Rs. 50,000, Lotus Makeup products worth Rs. 15, and a one-year association with the company.
Shweta Singh from Bengaluru received the second runner-up prize, which included a monetary award of Rs. 25,000, $10,000 worth of Lotus Makeup products, and a 1-year engagement with Lotus Makeup.
The “Lotus Make-up Artist of the Year 2021–2022” competition honours budding makeup artists from all around India who have shown promise in the field. “Lotus Make-up Artist of the Year” is evidence of the company’s dedication to recognising and rewarding emerging makeup artists, and the event will be held annually. These prizes pledge to raise the bar for excellence in the makeup category every year.