It started with the haul of many copies of Italian Vogue from the depths of my “vogue archives” and many late nights trying to decide what direction I might go with to create my two looks for the editorial category of the 2015 Face2Face makeup awards. My decision was sorted when I met with my canvas’s to be – Brii and Steph. The two beauties inspired me with their unmistaken similar looks – I loved their dark European features, bold eyes and long lustrous tresses!
I had Pinterest boards, I had sticky notes marking pages of vogue, I had countless messages to my photographer and I had watched Taylor Swifts video clip “Bad Blood” so many times that I could probably create my own character in the clip! So needless to say – “inspo” was sorted and the next step was to create my looks. My vision for Brii was “dark and moody” and then Steph to contrast with her opposite eyeliner in white to give a softer look.
Although I did not win with these images there were certainly no hurt feelings – with winning entry from Alana Mevissen a clear standout! I did also get to meet makeup extraordinaire Rae Morris and was lucky enough to have her critique my entries!
Stage two of my award entries was held on stage at the Sydney Beauty Expo, Glebe island. I took with me to Sydney my posse, including sister duo @TylaMiller_Hair_makeup_stylist and the beautiful Perri, along with resident photographer Hannah Gilbert and we can’t forget Zuca!
Category: Modern Bride – that’s it, your on your own for 45 minutes to create your interpretation of what you believe a modern bride is today! My vision – sleek, confident, sexy! A lady that knows her style and epitomises that on her wedding day. She is still herself on her wedding day- but she owns it! Tyla created the perfect sleeked back hair look with the help from Kevin Murphys Antigravity Spray and I went to town on Perris beautiful face with my top 10 favourite products! With not a minute to spare my look was completed and I was stoked, my modern bride looked stunning in her Kézaya the Lable dress and styled with her crystal embellished ear cuff! All entrants had done such an amazing job. With the beautiful Brooke Carter taking home the win.
A big high five to Becca Gilmartin for organising such a great event – bring on Face2Face 2016