NYX Face Awards 2018

NYX Face Awards 2018 Live Voting Event Recap

Last updated on: 2018

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This weekend the annual NYX Face Awards competition finally came to an end! The creative makeup competition began in April when submissions opened and the top 30 finalists were announced at the end of the month. Six months and four challenges later, the competition ended with an unforgettable live show at the 7th Annual Face Awards Live Voting Event in Los Angeles at the Orpheum Theatre. The event was also live streamed on the Face Awards website for anyone who couldn’t make it to the show.

NYX Face Awards Orpheum Theatre

Larger-than-life beauty influencer PatrickStarrr took center stage as the host of this year’s Face Awards, along with Charisma Star as the event’s emcee. The show also featured a special live performance from Alyssa Edwards, a famous dance teacher and drag performer who gained fame on the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

NYX Face Awards Live Event

The NYX Face Awards Top 6 Finalists

Alexandria Bishop from @aalexandriabishop
Ioana from @ioana114
Katie Sanicki from @ksnickss
Summer from @sum.makeup
Sydney Nicole from @voodoobarbiedoll
Rachel Maksy from @rachel_maksy

And the NYX Face Awards 2018 winner is…

After each of the six finalists showed their videos, voting was open for a little more than five minutes while the audience to choose their favorite look. This year’s Artist of the Year 2018 winner was… Rachel Maksy from The Pinup Companion! She shared her excitement and gratitude in this Instagram post, saying “This whole trip has been a blur and I’m so grateful to everyone I met, including @nyxcosmetics for even giving me this opportunity. I could keep gushing about how unreal this is and how proud I am of the other ladies but I’ll save that for when I’m not rushing to pack! I love you ALL. SO MUCH. Thank you for believing in me.”

AHHHHHHHH. We DID IT. 😭 Artist of the Year 2018!!! What is there to say besides the fact that I’m still in such disbelief and awe, and this is all so surreal? I couldn’t have done this without you all, and your constant support and love have meant THE WORLD TO ME, I could cry just thinking about it. I am so extremely sad to leave the other 5 girls today, as we’ve become such good friends and I love them all so much. 😭💔 (I will make a whole post about them cuz they deserve a whole novel written about them😭) This whole trip has been a blur and I’m so grateful to everyone I met, including @nyxcosmetics for even giving me this opportunity. I could keep gushing about how unreal this is and how proud I am of the other ladies but I’ll save that for when I’m not rushing to pack! I love you ALL. SO MUCH. Thank you for believing in me. 😭❤️ #faceawards (Amazing stage shot by @glimmerwood!)

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Taylor & Pond was extremely proud to be a part of this beauty event phenomenon. The T&P team worked closely with NYX Cosmetics to manage the Face Awards website and the massive online voting session during the event. Our Vice President of Client Success, Siri Fomsgaard, attended the live event on the VIP carpet and shared the fun on Taylor & Pond’s #agencylife story highlights!

NYX Face Awards Siri Fomsgaard
Missed the live stream or want to watch it again? Check out the full show on the Face Awards website or NYX’s YouTube channel below!

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