• 24-25 August 2024
  • ICC Sydney Darling Harbour


 Face2Face Makeup Awards reward extraordinary makeup artists for their craft, creativity, and passion.  Created to be embraced by artists as a supportive and inclusive space to put their skills under the pressure of competition, the Awards provide a platform to grow as an artist at any level.

 Learn a little about our judges who have already been in your shoes.

Clare Mac

Makeup Artist & Beauty Photographer

Photographic judge 

MACRO MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR' WINNER 2019 - Makeup Artist Guild Asia Pacific

'WA/NT MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR' WINNER 2019 - Makeup Artist Guild Asia Pacific

'CREATIVE MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR' WINNER 2018 - Makeup Artist Guild Asia Pacific

'WA/NT MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR' WINNER 2018 - Makeup Artist Guild Asia Pacific


'AUSTRALIAN MAKEUP ARTIST OF THE YEAR' FINALIST 2013 & 2014 - Australian Beauty Industry Awards.

Clare Mac is a freelance makeup artist & beauty photographer based in Perth, Western Australia.
Clare has years of experience in many aspects of makeup artistry including editorial, photographic, fashion shows and product training for other beauty professionals. 

Known for her close up macro makeup and photography, Clare has worked for some of the biggest beauty brands and resellers in the world, including Pat McGrath Labs, Sigma Beauty, Nabla Cosmetics and Selfridges. ​​

In recent years, Clare has been to Milan Fashion Week, regularly has work published in fashion magazines both national & international, achieved a World Record for World's Most Valuable Lip Art and runs masterclasses and workshops for makeup artists. 

Her passion for makeup, beauty & fashion is evident in all her work. Clare continually stays up to date with the latest trends and perfects the timeless classics.

Merton Muaremi 

Makeup Artist

Judge for editorial photographic 

Merton Muaremi is a Melbourne makeup artist with 19 years experience, who travels on fashion’s super highway as an international makeup artist and hair stylist. He's worked at Melbourne Fashion Festival on shows for Vogue, Dion Lee, John Paul Gaultier for Target, I.D runway, Jets swimwear and Alex Perry.

Muaremi’s earliest memories are filled with pencils, paint brushes and vivid splashes of colour. As a representational artist, he also loves to experiment with expressing himself in other creative works. 

Merton’s background in Visual Arts has given him the skills to analyse facial structures, allowing him to interpret and meet the makeup requirements of his clients, producing both a creative and technically accurate visual representation of their goals. 

Muaremi’s artistry has featured in advertising campaigns, editorials and runway shows for Gucci, Versace and Chanel in Australia and internationally for August Man, Cosmopolitan, Collection Magazine, Culture, Harper's Bazaar, Kurv, Manifesto, Marie Claire and Remix. 

His career as a credible makeup artist has taken him around Australia, the US, Canada, Indonesia and Europe. 


Bonnie Corban

Creative Makeup Artist and Body Painter

Judge for Creative




Bonnie is a qualified & published makeup artist based in Sydney, Australia. She specialises in body paint, special fx, and prosthetic makeup looks.

Bonnie strives to promote and work with companies that she believes in - with a combined following of over 522,000 between platforms and over 81 million video views on her youtube channel, she is quite an influential figure in the makeup industry.

Bonnie has worked in Film, Television, and Social Media for the past 10 Years. Freelancing and creating Tutorials. Her skill set and style are very unique with a blend of Special FX and Beauty, setting her apart from the rest.

Some of Bonnie's biggest achievements are being Published in a makeup artist magazine. She has collaborated with Warner Bros. Roadshow and Brands such as Benefit, Buzzfeed Au & NYX professional makeup. Making it to the Too 6 of the NYX Face Awards, Twice.


Chereine Waddell

Makeup Artist / Educator / Author

Judge for fashion editorial, beauty editorial, creative, student and Instaglam






With a reputation for genuine artistic originality and versatility delivered with inimitable personal quirk, Chereine Waddell has several key industry accolades to her name including MAGAP Australian Makeup Artist of the Year 2023, MAGAP Creative Makeup Artist of the Year 2023, 2020 and 2109, MAGAP Beauty Makeup Artist of the Year 2023 as well as AHFA Makeup Artist of the Year 2016. Her skill is such that she has been proudly placed number one on judge’s scorecards by global industry icons Val Garland and Dotti.

With a strong background in fashion, fine arts, and SFX it was Chereine’s innate understanding and appreciation for colour, design, and technique that drove her into a makeup career. With a holistic approach to her craft, she oscillates fluidly between commercial and editorial work, working alongside esteemed hair, fashion, and beauty photographers, with work published in Elle China, Vogue Italia online, Culture, Oyster, Peppermint, Laud, The Journal, Lucy, Factice, Vulkan, Schön and many more. Her role as Beauty Editor for Australian hair fashion and beauty magazine Laud also saw her orchestrating creative shoots and editorials while regularly conducting industry interviews, creating community between the fine art and fashion worlds.

An advocate for sharing knowledge, teaching has always played an important role in her vocational path. A 10-year tenure across various private and public makeup colleges has seen her take on the role of Make-Up Educator charged with the cultivation of the next-gen and mentoring aspiring artists. She regularly collaborates in workshops with clients including International Makeup Lovers, Studio 10, TAFE NSW, Pedestrian TV, Secret Fox education, Beauty Expo, and The Show Sydney.

Challenging artistic boundaries with efficiency, skill, and balance, Chereine inspires and excites the senses by enhancing beauty in its many forms, the boundaries of imagination the only ceiling to her creative thought processes. While her signature looks are bold and sometimes daring, her ability to simultaneously create stunningly fresh and flawless faces positions her at the forefront of beauty shoot appointments and eagerly engaged by photographers who insist on complexion perfection.

2021 saw the launch her first coffee table book entitled Beyond The Face, a highly personal anecdote presenting a creative catalogue of over 60 make-up images, accompanied by personal inspirational stimulus. Beyond The Face is available at chereinewaddell.com where she has also released her first collection of online educational makeup videos, suited to the novice or the pro wanting to learn or upskill in makeup for photography.

Chereine is based in Sydney, Australia where she shares her life with her fashion photographer husband Jarred Stedman, and their pug Popsicle. 

Jahleshia Flavell 

Makeup Artist 

Judge for bridal, fashion editorial, beauty editorial, student and instaglam.

A makeup artist who goes by the name "Makeup with Jah' has established quite the name for herself in Australia. Specialising in mostly glamorous, social media trending makeup looks, Jah has accumulated a following of almost 1M people across her social media platforms. With 13 years of experience working in the Makeup industry, Jah has worked across multiple leading brands such as Revlon, MAC and Inglot to name a few. She has created her own makeup collections with brands such as BPerfect, a leading makeup brand based in the UK and Inglot Cosmetics. She has also launched her very own cosmetics line which sells the most infamous cut crease brush, the CC3 brush. 

Jah has appeared as a guest judge on the NZ TV Show, The Glow Up. A makeup show which sees a group of makeup artists compete in challenges. Makeup with Jah continues to work out of her studio in Parramatta providing makeovers for events, training services and mobile services for weekly brides.

Martha Mok 

Multi-Award Winning Hair & Make up Artist, Trainer & Super Confidence Coach. 

Judge for bridal, fashion, student and editorial categories.

Martha Mok is a highly acclaimed hair and makeup artist, known for her exceptional skill and passion for sharing her expertise with others. Her reputation as an international trainer has taken her to many corners of the globe, where she has exchanged knowledge and ideas with clients and fellow artists alike. Martha has a particular flair for Asian and mature makeup techniques, and she is devoted to empowering women of all ages to feel confident and beautiful. With numerous awards and accolades to her name, Martha's talent and commitment to her craft make her a sought-after artist and educator in the beauty industry.

Pearlin McCarthy

Makeup Artist 

Born and bred in Perth with a Singaporean/Christmas Island background, Pearlin McCarthy has been in the makeup industry for more than 20 years and hair industry for 15 years.

Her scope of artistry not only covers bridal and special events but she also specialises in creative makeup, being well known for her themed creations which makes her sought after when clients require something a little more creative than just your normal glam. This creativity also stems from her degree in Bachelor in Design when she graduated from Curtin University in 2002.

Recently she has created a niche in the hair world by perfecting the Hollywood Waves technique, so much so she is referred to as one of the “Wave Queens” of Perth. Having conducted two sold out masterclasses recently in Perth within the last year and yet to offer her classes nationwide, she is really starting to cement her place in the hair sector. 

Pearlin is also not a stranger to the competitive makeup world. Having entered numerous national makeup competitions, she is no stranger to putting herself out of her comfort zone in order to level up. This culminated in her winning many awards over the years including Perth’s Hair and Makeup Awards where she received first place in “Face Art” in 2017 as well as placing first twice in 2018 for “Macro Lip Art” and “Creative Hair and Makeup”.

In 2017 she also travelled and competed interstate in Sydney and received Runner Up in Fashion Catwalk. The following year, also in Sydney, she placed first in “Beauty Editorial” and right before Covid in 2019, again in Sydney, she won both live makeup competitions in the “Bridal” and “Fashion Catwalk” categories. And finally she entered and became a finalist for the title of Australian Bridal and Special Event Makeup Artist of the year at the 2022 AMIA awards.

Pearlin’s versatility and skill in both makeup and hair makes her well sought after in Perth which results in being booked out well in advance.