NYX 2015 Face Awards Experience

NYX 2015 Face Awards Experience

Vee Neil and Assistants

Vee Neil and Assistants

This past weekend,  I had the opportunity to attend the 4th NYX Face Awards. It was my first time, and from photographs from the previous year, I thought it would be a rather simplistic event where we would watch the six finalists create a look on their models in real time and present their creations.

Not at all. In fact, this year the judges allotted the finalist 12 hours to complete a look centered around the theme, "True Colors", and time to edit their video to present. The contestants, Elsa Rhae, Fresh Blush, Glam & Gore, Lolo Love,  PatrickStarrr, and RosyMcMichael were able to create on the platform they were most comfortable with - Youtube. It was more entertaining to witness and gave me a feel for everyone's style and channel's content. It also allowed more time for judges to ask questions and was more time efficient. Needless to say, the idea was brilliant and I enjoyed watching all of the videos. The artists are TALENTED!

Charisma Star

Charisma Star

The event's emcee was CharismaStar and was hosted by Kelly Osbourne with judges Ve Neil, Jade Taylor, Grav3YardGirl, and Vegas Nay. They gave excellent feedback for each artist and everyone went home with an award. The grand prize winner was Glam and Gore, taking home $25,000, $1,000 worth of NYX cosmetics, and an industry consultation with a corporate sponsor for the event. 

I have to say, the finalists did an amazing job and clearly earned their spot in the top 6. I'm still in awe of the passion and detail they put in their final creations.

Here's a video of highlights from the evening. 

To watch the full event, Visit the NYX website HERE.

I happened to take a few quick photos as well. My digital camera died long before the event was over, but I'm still happy I got photo ops with some of my favorite Youtube content creators.

Special thanks to my network, StyleHaul, for giving me the opportunity to attend this wonderful event.

Kandee Johnson

Kandee Johnson

Jackie & Crystal

Jackie & Crystal

My Boo-thang and I

My Boo-thang and I