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
Film Fantasy (Special Effects)
Runner up (pictured right) – Carla McKeever
Runner up – Felicia Ta
Here are all the submissions that were shortlisted for consideration for the Beauty Editorial category:
Congratulations to all the winners!