This year is the first year that Australia has held a NYX FACE Awards and I’m very excited about it! For the last three years, I’ve shared my interpretations of the NYX FACE Awards challenges and I always wanted for there to be an Australian one and I wanted to enter it but because I lack the equipment to create proper videos, I’m just sticking to creating the looks in my own time! Today, I will be sharing my version of the AU/NZ 1st Challenge, National Pride. I really hope that you like the direction that I went with it!
I was certain that with a challenge like this, we would be seeing many looks with the Australian or Aboriginal flags and Aboriginal art featured, which is beautiful, but also the obvious route. I wanted to take it a bit further and look into one of my favourite areas, mythology, and work from one of the most illusive characters, the Bunyip.
The bunyip is a water spirit from Aboriginal mythology and is very special to a lot of South Australians because we have a little Bunyip attraction in Murray Bridge, about an hour’s drive out of Adelaide. I remember as a child, loving the (very frightening) attraction and I’d always beg for a dollar to make the Bunyip rise out of the water.
The Bunyip doesn’t have a defined set of physical features, many features contradict others in different stories, so no one really knows what it looks like. There are many different interpretations of this creature so I decided to base my look on the attraction, and a few other features that I came across in my research.
The roar of the Bunyip can be heard a kilometre away and it was well known for scaring young children, and I think you can see why.
Savvy Brow Pencil in Brown
NYX White Liquid Liner
Makeup Geek Secret Garden
Skiin Black Liner Pencil
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