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Shella Martin announced as THE MAGAP 2019 Makeup Artist of the Year



Last night, makeup artists across Australia gathered together at the annual Makeup Artist Guild Asia Pacific (MAGAP) awards, where Shella Martin was announced as the 2019 Makeup Artist of the Year. Created by industry innovator, Melanie Burnicle, the MAGAP awards were launched in 2018 to be the premier awards platform specifically designed for the makeup industry.
 
2019 Makeup Artist of the Year, Shella Martin, says, “My journey started as a little girl collecting hundreds of magazine cut outs of make up images and continues with yesterday’s honour of being awarded five Makeup Artist Guild awards. 
 
“Although I constantly strive to innovate and learn, in this world we stand on the shoulders of all those who have supported us - including my fellow nominees, family, friends and industry partners,” said Shella.
 
Melanie Burnicle, Founder and Director of the MAGAP, who will herself be heading to the prestigious Stevie Awards in NYC this month where she is a finalise for both the Global and Asia, Australian and New Zealand Entrepreneur of the Year express the importance of recognition, “I am so passionate about our industry and I felt there was a need for a sense of community and unity amongst artists, so what better way than to get us all together to hold an awards night and celebrate our country’s finest talent.”
 
Winning Makeup Artist of the Year isn’t a simple feat. To be selected as a finalist to take out the overall award, each makeup artist needed to be named a finalist in three categories. Then, all finalists were independently assessed by an international judging panel made up of international superstars, global agents, artists, creatives and industry figureheads.
 
Featuring a total of 70 finalists across the 24 categories, the 2019 MAGAP award winners list includes:
STUDENT MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – TAYLOR DE GRUCHY
MAKEUP DIRECTION TVC / MUSIC VIDEO - SHELLA MARTIN
EVENT & BRIDAL MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – SARAH LAIDLAW
CREATIVE MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – CHEREINE WADDELL
MAKEUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR – SHELLA MARTIN
EDITORIAL MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR - SHELLA MARTIN
MAKEUP TEAM OF THE YEAR – MAKEUP DIRECTOR HAYLEY DUTTON FOR COVERGIRL
MAKEUP VLOGGER OF THE YEAR – BONNIE GILLIES OZ BEAUTY EXPERT
NEW FORCE MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – TRI-AHN NGUYEN
MAKEUP ACCESSORIES BRAND OF THE YEAR – KATKIT ROAD
MAKEUP BRAND OF THE YEAR – MODELROCK
CHARACTER MAKEUP DESIGN OF THE YEAR – LUCY WOOLFMAN
HALL OF FAME 2019 – JOSY KNOWLAND
MACRO MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – CLARE MAC
EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR – CARMELLE WATKINS
EDUCATION BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – CAMERON JANE MAKEUP DESIGN
MAKEUP SHOT OF THE YEAR – JULIA GREEN
BEAUTY MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – KATRINA RAFTERY
ACT/SA/TAS MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – ALEKSANDRA PINNERI
WA/NT MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – CLARE MAC
QLD MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – JO SPRING
VIC MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – SHELLA MARTIN
NSW MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR – SARAH LAIDLAW
AUSTRALIAN MAKEUP ARTIST OF YEAR – SHELLA MARTIN
 
About The MAGAP:
The Makeup Artist Guild Asia Pacific (The MAGAP) is the home to unite, nurture and empower makeup artists. They are the trusted voice for the makeup community, striving to unite all genres of makeup artists in the Asia Pacific region. Based on the belief that unity grants us strength as an industry enabling us to move the forward together, Melanie has created a community including all genres of makeup artists.
www.themagap.com

For further information, high res images or to set up and interview with Melanie or Shella, contact 360 PR: (02) 9571 4448.