LOS ANGELES, July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NYX Cosmetics has announced that Kelly Osbourne will host its fourth annual Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites (FACE) Awards show at Club Nokia at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, Calif., August 22. Featuring an esteemed group of judges from the beauty and makeup artist industry, the six FACE Awards finalists and reveal of the Beauty Vlogger of the Year, the event will be live-streamed at nyxfaceawards.com and on the official NYX YouTube channel.
Currently underway, the FACE Awards has announced the 12 semi-finalists who are vying for the title of Beauty Vlogger of the Year and the chance to win $25,000, consultations with pro makeup artists, a year's supply of NYX Cosmetics and the promise of a budding professional career in makeup artistry. In addition to the Grand Prize winner, the five runner-ups will each receive $10,000.
"I've always believed in the transformative power of makeup which is why I'm so excited to partner with NYX for the FACE Awards," said Kelly Osbourne. "It's inspiring to see the amazing talent, passion and creativity of these makeup artists, and I can't wait to see who wins at the show!"
Joining Kelly at the August 22 live event will be a judging panel consisting of top beauty industry insiders and influencers to help NYX select the Beauty Vlogger of the Year, including:
- Ve Neill: One of the most renowned Makeup Artists in the motion picture business, she has earned 21 international nominations and wins, including three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Saturn Awards, a BAFTA Award, and Local 706 Best Character Makeup Award. She's also the first Artist to be awarded Hollywood Foreign Press "Makeup Artist of the Year." Ve created space travelers for "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and the hit comedy "Galaxy Quest," Rock 'n' Roll vampires for "The Lost Boys," visions of the Afterlife for Tim Burton's "Beetlejuice," as well as transformed Johnny Depp into "Edward Scissorhands" and Robin Williams into "Mrs. Doubtfire." She was also Makeup Dept. Head for some of the largest movie franchises in the world which include "Batman," "Pirates of the Caribbean," "The Amazing Spider-Man," and "The Hunger Games."
- Grav3yardgirl: With more than 5 million YouTube subscribers, grav3yardgirl – also known as Swamp Queen – is one of the top beauty/fashion vloggers and personalities on YouTube. Having first started her YouTube channel in 2010, grav3yardgirl is best known for her "Does This Thing Really Work?!", "First Impression Friday" and "Follow Me Around" series. In 2014, she was nominated at the Teen Choice Awards for Choice Web Star: Fashion/Beauty.
- Vegas Nay: Naomi, known on social media as "Vegas Nay," has over 20 years' experience as a professional makeup artist. Her career began working for one of the world's most notable couture fashion houses where she learned to perfect her craft from the most talented makeup artists, designers and photographers in the industry. She then went on to be one of only 10 people accepted to the Polimoda Fashion School in Florence, Italy where she received training from Roberto Cavalli's design team. She is internationally recognized by the cosmetic and beauty industry for her beautiful makeup pictorials and online video tutorials, and has gained a worldwide social network following on Instagram of 5.8 million fans and industry professionals. She currently is positioned as Top 100 rated Instagram accounts globally.
- Jade Taylor: As Senior Beauty Editor of Nylon, Jade covers the latest beauty products, tips and trends for the magazine. She's been with Nylon since 2012.
Determined by public voting at nyxfaceawards.com, the 12 semi-finalists will create videos with makeup tutorials inspired by the next FACE Awards challenge theme, "Mermaid/Merman." To follow the competition on social media, check out #nyxfaceawards and the 12 semi-finalists' Instagram handles:
@cameronpulido, @courtneylittlemua, @elsarhae, @erin_timony, @glitterforever17, @jordanhanz, @kristenxleanne, @lolo_love85, @luhhsettyxo, @mykie_, @patrickstarrr, @rosymcmichael
To date, the competition has received nearly a million votes. A total of 3,000 video entries were submitted for the FACE Awards, and a panel of judges selected the 30 semi-finalists. The top 30 created videos inspired by the first challenge theme, "Timeless Beauty," and a tally of public votes then determined the 20 semi-finalists. From there, the top 20 created looks and videos around the second challenge theme, "Paranormal Activity." Voting for the 12 semi-finalists' "Mermaid/Merman" challenge videos will kick off on July 24, and the top six with the highest votes will be flown to Los Angeles for the FACE Awards live show on August 22 at Club Nokia. Tickets for the event are free and available online at Eventbrite.
Partnering with NYX in its celebration of the online makeup artist and beauty community are FACE Awards sponsors Redken, Target, LuLu*s, GHD Professional Haircare, HTC and Audio Network.
About NYX Cosmetics:
NYX Cosmetics, named after the Greek goddess who ruled the night and symbolized beauty and power, is known for high-quality, professional makeup at accessible prices. A leader in the massive color cosmetics industry, NYX is defined by exceptional quality products with rich pigments and high payoff. Featuring a range of classic, seasonal, and on-trend cosmetics, NYX is a must-have among beauty lovers and professional makeup artists. While headquartered in the heart of Los Angeles, NYX is a global brand available in over 70 countries at thousands of retailers consisting of specialty beauty and fashion stores, freestanding shops, and beauty supply stores, as well as on www.nyxcosmetics.com.
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