Event Horizon

August 17th, 2015

August 17th, 2015

It’s been a busy weekend for the make-up world!  With events spanning SFX, fashion and editorial, Warpaint have done the hard work for you by bringing together all of the details into one place.

The NYX FACE Awards

Months of anticipations, hard work and intricate designs culminated in the crowning of LA-native Emily Clayton in the first UK and Ireland FACE Awards.  The Fine Artistry of Cosmetics Elites (FACE) Award is the original make-up video contest celebrating creative make-up artistry and education through film, and invited both professional and aspiring make-up artists to rise to a series of technical make-up challenges in a bid to win a number of exclusive prizes.


The final 10 contestants for the NYX FACE Award

Emily's winning look

Emily’s winning look

Emily, who also works under the name Vanity Venom, received a cash prize of £10,000, a professional makeup course at AOFM and an exclusive trip to LA where she will attend the US FACE Awards as a special guest.

“NYX probably don’t realise how much they have changed my life…  to be able to pursue my dream is the greatest feeling in the world!  I feel so lucky!” she gushed about her win.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13:  Winner Emily Clayton attends the NYX Cosmetics Face Awards UK at the Ham Yard Hotel on August 13, 2015 in London, England.   Pic Credit: Dave Benett

Emily Clayton
Pic Credit: Dave Benett


Over the weekend some of the top SFX artists gathered together to celebrate their love, talent and passion of creating monsters and creatures for projects at the first ever Creaturegeddon.  Lovers of sketching, sculpting, moulding and maquettes were in the right place, enjoying a packed schedule at the inaugural event.  David Marti from DDT Efectos was on hand to describe his Oscar-winning work on Pan’s Labyrinth, as well as Mark Coulier and other talented artists.

Pete Tindall, who organised the event, was overflowing with thanks and praise for his team and everyone who attended the event.  ‘For many years now I have been wanting to try and bring together a group of creature and monster artists, enthusiasts, professionals and beginners all under one roof and create an event specifically to celebrate the art of creatures.  About a year ago I finally came up with a name and Creaturegeddon was born!’

We can’t wait to see this event grow in popularity – for more information, click here.

Kryolan Masterclass

Last but not least, the always- inspirational Kryolan Masterclass returned to the Royal Opera House for its annual showcase of talent.  This year they included two live streams on their Youtube channels for those who weren’t lucky enough to be invited along – Lan Nguyan-Grealis created two bold looks on Saturday, while Face Off winner Darla Edin was demonstrated a creature design on the Sunday.


Picture credit: @JoeyBevan


MUA: Sumaiya Al Riyami


Darla Edin’s finished design


Lan’s elaborate design

The new Nebula airbrush system was demonstrated, as well as Sumaiya Al Riyami’s stunning Arab make-up design and an avant-garde drag make-up by Terri Pace among others.  Check out Kryolan’s Facebook page for all the best images and more details.



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