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!
Every year for the last three years, I’ve shared my interpretations of the NYX FACE Awards challenges and this year, I am trying not only the US FACE Awards but also the AU/NZ FACE Awards challenges! Today, I will be sharing my version of the US 1st Challenge, Royalty. I really hope that you like the direction that I went with it! This friday I’ll also be sharing my look for the AU/NZ 1st challenge so look forward to that!
Today is my attempt at a makeup related optical illusion. Now, I want to preface this by saying this really isn’t my strong suit at all and I really don’t have all of the tools for this challenge. I still wanted to give it a go anyway and even though I think this is a complete fail, I wanted to share it with you. I also thought that I should finish all of the FACE Awards challenges because I’d set out to try them all regardless of how challenging they may be for me. So, I hope that we can all have a laugh at my lame attempt at this challenge haha.
The NYX FACE Awards second challenge is up and running and this challenge is ‘Anime’! I nearly fell out of my chair when I heard that that was going to be the theme! Seeing as I was already making a costume for an anime character for AVCon this year, I thought that I may as well use this as a test run to see how I was going to do my makeup on the day and how the base of my costume looked. So for this challenge, I’m recreating the Snake Princess, Boa Hancock from One Piece!
The NYX FACE Awards is upon us again and this year’s first challenge is ‘Fantasy’! I wasn’t planning on recreating a character at first because I thought that was too easy but then I really thought about what was achievable and what would still be fun for me and a few characters came to mind. I teased a few ideas on my Facebook page about the characters that I thought were achievable in the time that I had to create this look and I ended up picking Sarah Williams from Labyrinth! I usually pick Disney characters and I wanted to do something a little bit different so TODAY I’m going to be sharing my Masquerade look complete with some Jareth bulge pics #RIPBowie.
As I’ve mentioned, I am going to attempt to do every NYX FACE Awards challenge and the first one is Timeless Beauty. You can go any route with this and I probably chose the most predictable one but I chose it for a couple of different reasons that I’ll talk about later on in the post.
Here is my entry for Timeless Beauty:
There is something about a red lip and winged eyeliner that is so simple yet it makes quite a bold statement. The reason that I chose this look for this challenge is because all through history, women wanted rosy cheeks and red lips. This level of pigmentation is probably mostly suited to the last 100 years, but red lips, in varying levels of pigmentation have almost always been fashionable and I think that they always will be. Red lips are empowering. When wearing red lipstick, it can often feel like you can do anything. When I’m having a bad day, I always wear red lips to help boost my confidence.
Red lips in literature:
Snow White/Schneewittchen: “Oh how I wish that I had a daughter that had skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and hair as black as ebony”
Rose McGowan: “I came out of the womb waving red lipstick”.
Dolly Parton: “Until I was a teenager, I used red pokeberries for lipstick.”
Celebrities known for red lips:
Dita Von Teese
Red lipstick was used in the Roman Empire as a status marker. Even men wore red lipstick. Queen Elizabeth II commissioned her own lipstick shade to match her coronation robes at the 1952 ceremony. The soft red-blue was dubbed “The Balmoral Lipstick,” named after her Scottish country home.
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