Sydney International “Face 2 Face” Makeup Awards

Each year, Sydney plays host to 3 beauty industry trade shows, and arguably the biggest of these three is the Sydney International Spa & Beauty Expo. The 2012 Sydney International Spa & Beauty Expo took place last weekend, and like always, it was a veritable feast of inspiration for creative nails and makeup.

One of my favourite aspects of the Sydney International Spa & Beauty Expo is the annual “Face 2 Face” Makeup Awards, a series of awards designed to recognise exceptional talent across a range of categories. This year, management of these awards was taken over by Becca Gilmartin, a successful and highly sought after Makeup Artist. This new management saw a range of new categories, and a fresh feel to the awards. The prizes were also kicked up a notch, with winners in each category receiving a successful working makeup artist as a formalised mentor, a selection of brushes and books by Rae Morris and cash prizes.

I’ve listed the winners and runners up below, and where possible, I’ve included a picture of the winning makeup.

Film fantasy category

Winner – Vanessa Puglisi

Runner Up Film and Fantasy
Runner up – Dina Fujimoto

Film Fantasy (Special Effects)

Winner SFX Film and Fantasy
Winner – Judith Walker

Runner Up SFX Film and Fantasy
Runner up – Carla McKeever

Runway inspired

L Winner R Runner Up Runway Inspired
Winner (pictured left) – Vivianne Tran

Runner up (pictured right) – Carla McKeever


Winning Model Modern Bride
Winner – Karla Macmang

Runner up – Felicia Ta

Beauty Editorial

Winning Beauty Editorial Submission
Winner – Vivianne Tran

Here are all the submissions that were shortlisted for consideration for the Beauty Editorial category:

Face 2 Face Editorial 6
Face 2 Face Editorial 5
Face 2 Face Editorial 4
Face 2 Face Editorial 3
Face 2 Face Editorial 2
Face 2 Face Editorial 1

Congratulations to all the winners!