Jessica Kalil, one of the finalists in the NYX FACE Awards.
NYX Professional Makeup is about to help launch the career of an aspiring makeup artist.
The L’Oréal-owned brand has revealed the six final contestants for its FACE Awards. One of them will be named Beauty Vlogger of the year. Patrick Starrr will host the event at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles on Aug. 19. Fittingly, Starrr was a past contender in the contest, which helped broaden his reach (he now has more than 3.4 million followers on Instagram).
The FACE Awards, the Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites, also helped spark the careers of Laura Sanchez, Mykie (Glam&Gore) and Kristen Leanne, among others. This year’s final six contenders are Ashley Quiroz, Kimberley Margarita, Jordi Dreher, Jessica Kalil, Megan Walter and Victoria Lyn. In addition to bragging rights as Vlogger of the Year, there is a $50,000 award plus consultation with professional makeup artists and products.
The six were narrowed down from more than 1,000 video entries through public voting based on video challenges of makeup themes, such as Animal Kingdom and Cyberpunk. The final contest will be judged live by Ve Neill, Mykie, MadeYewLook and Chrisspy.
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