ABOVE: 2013 NYX FACE Awards winner Missy Lynn with her model
Photo courtesy of NYX Cosmetics
Posted: Thursday August 29, 2013
Beauty vlogger Missy Lynn, of the YouTube channel Start2FinishMUA,
won the 2013 NYX Cosmetics Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites (FACE)
Awards on Aug. 24 at Siren Studios in Hollywood, Calif.
to a NYX Cosmetics press release, Lynn, an active duty member of the
United States Air Force, began her YouTube channel in 2010 to help her
through a vulnerable time. After receiving encouragement from one of her
fans, last year’s NYX FACE Awards winner Charis Lincoln (CharismaStar),
Lynn entered the competition.
The FACE Awards are designed to
recognize beauty vloggers’ make-up, education and video-production
skills as well as their creativity and online reach. This year’s FACE
Awards launched in April with a series of video challenges for bloggers
ages 15 and older. Since then, the pool of more than 1,000 entrants was
narrowed to 30, then 20, then 12, then six. The first 30 entrants in the
competition were selected by a NYX Cosmetics panel, each round after
that was decided by popular vote. Challenges included vintage,
futuristic and superhero/supervillain beauty looks.
For the final
live make-up challenge, Lynn and five other finalists had to create a
look in front of an audience of fans, peers and industry insiders. The
panel of five judges—including Toni K., NYX founder; Molly Sloat,
director of trend development for ULTA Beauty; and celebrity make-up
artist Billy B—chose Lynn as the overall winner, based on creativity,
educational content, artistry and personality
In a NYX Cosmetics
press release, Lynn had this reaction after the live event: “I’m so
happy, motivated and overwhelmed. This moment is so surreal for me. I
know winning this competition will take me to places I never even
thought I could go—working with brands, being the face of brands and
going to red carpet events. It was all a dream and now it has the chance
to be my reality.”
Lynn received $25,000, the title YouTube
Beauty Vlogger of the Year, access to beauty-industry insiders and
national publicity. The five runners-up each received a year’s supply of
London-based make-up artist Angela Holthuis and photographer Izabela Habur set a challenge for themselves: Habur
asked Holthuis, a fashion pro, to create “a small story with bold looks
within a small time frame, to test out how far we [could] push
ourselves creatively,” Holthuis said.
Make-Up Artist magazine is now accepting student competition
applications for the 2009 Los Angeles International Make-Up Artist
Trade Show. The themes for this year are Gothic and X-Men Mutants. The competition is open to students of a recognized make-up school and
to those who graduated 12 months prior to the competition. Make-Up Artist will only accept competition entries postmarked by May 22, 2009.
If you like Prescriptives products, you’d better stock up while you
can: On Sept. 17, Estée Lauder Companies announced it will stop
production and global wholesale distribution of the brand by Jan. 31,
2010. The brand will still be sold online at www.prescriptives.com
while inventory lasts.
On a cold and cloudy Oxford afternoon, U.K. make-up artist Sarah Terry collaborated with photographer Rebecca Parkes, hairstylist Sean Butt and designer Bibian Blue to create this dark vision of Alice in Wonderland.
The Victorian and Edwardian eras inspired Terry to contrast creams and
gold hues with vibrant reds and smoky blacks. Appliqués, feathers, nail
art and Butts’ elaborate hair design gave the looks texture. This
particular Alice (Samantha Wilkinson) and White Rabbit (Blossom Blois)
look innocent, but there’s a hint of mischief here, too. Let’s follow
them down the path, shall we?