JUNE 28, 2017:
This week, NYX Professional Makeup announced its top-12 finalists for the 6th annual FACE Awards, which means we’re one step closer to finding out who will be the brand’s 2017 Beauty Vlogger of the Year on August 19th. Four ipsyOS members made the cut – show your support by checking out their entries below.
Daniel Ruiz Smith
Follow him… @Danielzrotfl
How to sum him up? ‘I’m a storyteller.’
Where’s he from? Born in Thatcher, Arizona; now in California.
His USP: Incorporating ‘everyday objects from candy to sequins to newspaper and computer circuit boards to create a finished look.’
Top makeup video on YouTube: The Other Mother from Coraline Makeup Tutorial.
Concept behind his NYX Face Awards entry: Baboon (or Mandrill, if you want to be specific). Daniel got his inspiration from the enclosure at the zoo, and you will not believe what goes into making this incredible makeup look!
Follow her… @PompBerry
How to sum her up? The Daily Beast called her the ‘Miyazake of Makeup’.
Where’s she from? Born in Brazil, raised around the world, based in Los Angeles.
Her USP: With a love of fantasy and sci-fi, plus a background in prosthetic makeup, she ‘brings “nerdy” makeup looks, based on games, movies and TV shows.’
Top makeup video on YouTube: Cosplay Cleavage Tutorial.
Concept behind his NYX Face Awards entry: Animals of the Amazon. She says: ‘I feel blessed to come from a country with such rich wildlife and nature, so I wanted to pay an homage.
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SPANKIE VALENTINE TV
Follow her… @SpankieValentine
How to sum her up? ‘Recording artist, beauty junkie, filmmaker, fashion reject.’
Where’s she from? Los Angeles, California.
Her USP: Laughter – she mixes comedy, music, pop culture and makeup. Her tongue-in-cheek bio says she ‘lives to entertain the masses, and be the voice that encourages her fans, her Champs, to embrace who they are proudly.’
Top makeup video on YouTube: Summer Nail Art Tutorial.
Concept behind his NYX Face Awards entry: Mean Girls vs The Outcast Baboon Squad dance battle. Need we say more?
VICTORIA LYN BEAUTY
Follow her… @VictoriaLynBeauty
How to sum her up? ‘Just your typical girl who loves makeup’, the friend you turn to for advice.
Where’s she from? The Gulf Coast of Florida.
Her USP: Motivating others to use makeup as a work of art to create diversity in a changing world, and help empower and make others feel beautiful.
Top makeup video on YouTube: Classic Beauty Makeup Tutorial.
Concept behind her NYX Face Awards entry: Dragonfly Dreams. She says: ‘My look was inspired by a dragonfly living its life in a beautiful mysterious habitat that can only be described as a dream.’
Who is your favorite contestant from the NYX Face Awards? Share in the comments!