Face2Face Makeup Awards

Let your creativity run wild! An annual highlight of the Australian makeup industry, the Face2Face Makeup Awards reward extraordinary makeup artists for their craft, creativity and passion. This is the must-enter competition for any makeup artist serious about their career.

Created to be embraced by artists as a supportive and inclusive space to put their skills under the pressure of a competition, the Awards provide a platform to grow as an artist at any level.

Download the brochure below for all the forms and need-to-know info for the 2020 Awards, and be inspired by checking out the highlights from last year. 

Features for 2020 Awards

Entries open soon

Stay tuned for updates! Scroll down for how to enter and more information.

Awards Creative Director

Meet our Face2Face Awards Creative Director, award-winning Makeup & Body Artist, beauty writer and educator, Becca Gilmartin. 

Competition Categories

See the 2020 Face2Face Makeup Awards categories, themes and judging criteria below. 

Beauty Editorial

"Love Letter to My Makeup Artist Heart"

In this photographic category, celebrate what you love the most about being a Makeup Artist. Design two beauty Images using colours, textures and techniques that bring you the most inner joy, like a visual love letter to your own makeup artist heart that reminds you of the passion you hold for your craft.

Body Art

"2020 Gratitude"

Design a body paint that illustrates your gratitude for all that personally brought you joy during periods of quarantine in 2020. Let’s focus on the positive aspects you found during isolation and paint your gratitude for the positivity and sources of joy that you found during this extraordinary time.


"My Modern Bride"

Create your own version of a ‘Modern Bride’ celebrating unions from every background, ethnicity, age bracket and/or any place on the gender spectrum. Love is Love, so let’s continue the celebration of inclusivity for marriage in our country as well as the multicultural landscape we live in.

Creative Makeup

"Portrait of My Creative Dreams"

Take part in a creative portrait series that explores where your creative daydreams went during the isolation period of 2020. Design a Creative Makeup (from the shoulders up) that illustrates your creative makeup dreams during the makeup industry’s 2020 pause.

Fashion Editorial

"Beauty Editorial LIVE"

In this live category, design a Beauty Editorial makeup fit for the pages of your favourite fashion magazine that will complement a new jewellery range being shot for the magazine.

How To Enter

Entry Price Per Category:

$50 Early Bird*
$60 Full Price
Or if you enter two or more categories, you also qualify for free Expo Entry.

Enter online by 5pm, Monday 21st September 2020
*Early Bird ends 4th September 2020


Creative Enquiries 

Becca Gilmartin
Creative Director

Administrative Enquiries

Cassandra Kibble
Content Coordinator
02 9422 2504

I love that these awards are a creative outlet with purpose - an event facilitating the opportunity to evolve your skill in Makeup Artistry amongst other artists. It's a platform for you to further explore your craft, push your own personal limits and display your creativity in a unique environment.

Becca Gilmartin
Face2Face Makeup Awards Creative Director

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