Posts Tagged Makeup Artist

After Just 6 Months of Vlogging, This Mother Won the NYX Face Awards

The sixth Annual NYX Face Awards came to a close on Saturday, with an awards ceremony like no other. Hosted by vlogger (and Face Awards alumni) Patrick Starrr, the show kicked off with a performance by drag queen Alyssa Edwards, included a performance from Willow Smith, and ended with the crowning of the 2017 Face Awards Vlogger of the Year.

The honor went to Jessica A.M. Kalil , a mother of two and former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. Jessica is a relative newcomer to the beauty vlogging scene, having started her YouTube channel only six months ago and with a smaller subscriber base than all of the other finalists. Her talent landed her in the top six, along with Colour Creep , ItsLikelyMakeup , AshGhotCakessTV , NSomniaksDream and Victoria Lyn Beauty .

The finalists were asked interpret the theme of “The Magic of Makeup,” and Jessica, who majored in musical theater and dance in college, transformed herself in stunning detail into two characters. Her video blew away not only the judges – Mykie from Glam & Gore , Chrisspy , Lex from MadeYewLook , and film makeup artist Ve Neill – but the entire audience with her take on the theme. These included a nostalgic ’90s moment that you’ll have to watch for yourself. Her incorporation of acting and singing, along with her meticulous attention to detail, was worthy of the overall trophy of the competition, as well as the Storytelling award.

The Face Awards have helped catapult many vloggers careers, from winners like Mykie to contestants like Kristen Leanne , Laura Sanchez , and Alex Faction . Before her win, Jessica had around 4000 Instagram followers; she’s since jumped to almost 9,000 overnight.

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1 Makeup Artist Just Took the Mermaid Trend a Little Too Far – but It's Pretty Impressive

Just as unicorns have become a staple in the food world, mermaids have full-on infiltrated the beauty sphere, inspiring gorgeous makeup looks , products , and even brushes . Many makeup artists mimic the tail-flipping mythical creature using glitter galore and pretty blue hues, but one talented artist just showed another – darker – side of mermaids, and the internet is freaking out over it.

Channing Carlisle took a slightly shocking route with her hyperrealistic mermaid-inspired look: she transformed her leg to make it look ripped open to reveal scales underneath. I’m not gonna lie; at first glance, I thought it was pretty darn gruesome and took the mermaid trend a bit too far. But once I saw that it was all done with special effects makeup (and no skin was actually harmed in the making of it), I realized it’s extremely impressive. I can barely even apply my eyeliner properly, but Channing somehow managed to make her leg look like a prop from the set of a mermaid murder-mystery film. This girl’s got crazy talent, and that’s something to be celebrated just as much as a MUA nailing the perfect cat eye.

It seems like the internet had somewhat similar reactions. When Channing shared the double-take-worthy image on Twitter , it garnered more than 50,000 retweets and nearly 200,000 “likes,” not to mention that tons of fans and followers responded to her tweet sharing their praise for her mind-blowing makeup skills.