Face2Face Makeup Awards

The Face2Face Makeup Awards are a highlight of the industry rewarding extraordinary makeup artists for their craft, creativity and passion. It is the must enter competition for any artist serious about their career.

"The best platform for every kind of makeup artist to explore their craft, push their own personal limits and display excellence and creativity on a national competition level, unique to Australia."

-Becca Gilmartin, 2014 Makeup Artist of the Year,
International Editor of Laud Magazine,
Creative Director of the Face2Face Awards 2018

Judged by an impressive industry judging panel and with amazing prizes on offer, the awards are a launchpad to propel your career to the next level and get the recognition you deserve in a supportive environment.

Entering the competition costs just $45 during early bird (running until 27th July 2018), and $50 at standard price.

For a full list of the competition categories, rules and regulations, please download and view the full brochure here

This year's categories: 

The Real Modern Bride

This year, we want to celebrate diversity and love in Australia. We encourage artists to create a “MODERN BRIDE” makeup design for weddings from every background, ethnicity and age bracket to celebrate the diversity of our country!
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Fashion Catwalk
Key Makeup Artist

Being the key Makeup Artist for an amazing fashion label is a career milestone for many makeup artists. Research your favourite designer and create one makeup design that suits your fashion selections for a retrospective show that’s on trend with the label of your choice.
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Body Art
My Own Fairy-Tale

Create a full body paint that tells a fairy-tale you wish existed for the new generation of children growing up in today’s world. The inspiration is up to you and this non nudity body paint will be judged for overall concept, technique and creativity. Brush, sponge and air brush techniques can be used. Let your creativity go wild.
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Creative Makeup
The Category is: Drag, Darling!

Drag has never seen such popularity in the world as it’s experiencing right now. Take inspiration from the legacy created by the show "RuPaul’s Drag Race" and create your very own entrant, like you would if you were joining the 11th season of the show.
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Beauty Editorial - Photographic Category
Modern History

Makeup throughout history has allowed mankind to decorate, conceal, self-express, even celebrate who we are; from ancient Egyptian designs to the rich colour of the ‘80s, makeup has helped define who we think we are in whatever time period we have found ourselves in. Makeup is one of mankind’s easiest forms of self-expression. Create two Beauty Editorial images that take a 2018 spin on a Makeup period from the past that inspires you. As the sponsor of this category, LAUD Magazine will offer the winner a RISE editorial feature and the publication of the winning pictures in LAUD Magazine.
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LAUD Magazine Editor's Choice

In 2018, all entrants (for live competitions and the editorial category) will be considered for the new LAUD Magazine Editor’s Choice prize. One competitor will be chosen as the winner of this exciting prize, which includes an interview, to be published in a future edition of LAUD, as well as an invitation to observe a LAUD magazine photoshoot. The winner will be named at Beauty Expo Australia on Sunday 9 September.

To enter the Face2Face Awards competition, please follow the instructions given in the brochure, and don't forget to pay for your entry through the ticket portal.

Contact Us

Cassandra Kibble | Content Coordinator
E: cassandra.kibble@reedexpo.com.au
P: 02 9422 2504 

Previous results

2017 Face2Face Makeup Awards and Gallery
2016 Face2Face Makeup Awards and Gallery
2015 Face2Face Makeup Awards and Gallery
2014 Face2Face Makeup Awards and Gallery
2013 Face2Face Makeup Awards and Gallery

Saturday 8 September 2018 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9 September 2018 9am - 5pm

International Convention Centre Sydney
(ICC Sydney)
Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW 2000 

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