By Karen White
Eni Lena started the new year 2022 with a big bang, by making history as an incredibly talented make-up artist who found huge success in United States. She won “Best Make Up Artist” Award at the Nentori Shqiptar Event, held by Artteam Charity Foundation in New York in Capitale NYC on November 26, 2021 for her “Red Lipstick – October is not enough!” project.
In December 2021, Eni Lena was honored with the Artist of the Year Award in Washington DC. At the request of the Honorable Senator Charles E. Schumer the American Flag was flown at the United States Capitol Building in Washington DC on December 10, 2021, “honoring artist Eni Lena (Eneida Hoxhaj), Artist of the Year, for her exceptional achievements and significant contributions to creative arts in Europe and USA. Thank you for inspiring and empowering women entrepreneurs”.
In December 2021 and January 2022 Eni Lena landed two powerful nominations: Semi Finalist Artist in the Best Full Face Category at the 2022 IBI Awards in New York and finalist in the Best Make Up Artist Category at the New York Nil Gallery (NYNG), 5th Edition of 2022. Winners will be announced on January 7-10. Both awards are highly coveted with artists from 45 countries entered the 2022 International Beauty Industry Awards and over 1236 entries for NYNG, out of which 85 projects were official selections of the 2022 program.
Originally from Albania, Eni Lena rose to fame as one of the most sought-after celebrity and TV show make-up artists. She is well-known for her collaborations with luxury fashion brands, and famous TV shows such as Supermodel of the World and Miss Universe Pageants. Today, Eni Lena is just as famous, as in early 2000, when she left her trademark in the beauty industry and entertainment world for outstanding her make-up techniques.
Eni Lena’s contributions to the beauty and fashion industry have garnered her numerous outstanding awards in Europe and USA, including: Best Make Up Artist of 2021 by NY Elite Magazine, landing the front cover on the June 2021 magazine issue; Most Influential Celebrity Makeup Artist by NY Glamour Magazine (June 2021); National Arts Award by Mayor of Tirana Erion Veliaj; Top Make Up Artist by Geraldina Sposa Albanian Fashion Company (May 2021); Master of Profession (October 2020); and Excellence and Outstanding Achievement in Beauty and Fashion Industry in Albania by Metropolitan Theater (November 2020).