Laura Sanchez Named Beauty Vlogger Of The Year At The FACE Awards Presented By NYX Professional Makeup
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On Saturday, August 20, NYX Professional Makeup celebrated the online makeup artist and beauty community naming Laura Sanchez as the "Beauty Vlogger of the Year" at the Fifth Annual NYX Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites (FACE) Awards Show at the Novo LA in Los Angeles.
The ceremony, hosted by YouTube star Kandee Johnson featured performances by Beyoncé protégés Chloe X Halle and RuPaul's Drag Race star Alyssa Edwards and The Haus of Edwards.
In addition to winning $50,000, Laura also received consultations with professional makeup artists, a year's supply of NYX Cosmetics, and the opportunity to kick-start a professional career in makeup artistry. The five runner-ups each received $15,000.
"The NYX FACE Awards continue to be the premier platform to discover talented new makeup artists and encourage people to try their hand at expressing their creativity in the beauty industry," says Sarah El-Annan, AVP of Integrated Marketing & PR at NYX Cosmetics. "We are proud to continue our tradition of giving budding artists the opportunity to propel their careers forward with the NYX FACE Awards, and are grateful to our NYX community for their continued support."
The competition kicked off in April 2016 with thousands of video entries. The final six contenders revealed their final makeup looks and NYX FACE Awards challenge videos before a live audience and panel of top beauty industry judges, including Academy-Award winning professional makeup artist Ve Neill; Editor-in-chief of NYLON, Melissa Giannini; Beauty Director of Refinery29, Megan McIntyre; and YouTube sensation, Ingrid Nilsen. YouTube star and makeup artist Charismastar, the very first NYX FACE Awards winner in 2012, will return as the show's emcee.
"There is no other makeup competition like the NYX FACE Awards," said host Kandee. "It attracts people from all over the Internet. Many of the contestants are self-taught but have incredible talents with makeup. To see what they do is really amazing, and to know that it's the biggest award show of its kind makes it a real honor to be a part of."
Click the slide show above for more pics from the night!