Face2Face Makeup Awards 2017 Judges!

Face2Face Makeup Awards 2017 Judges!

There's only TWO MORE SLEEPS until the Face2Face Makeup Awards at Beauty Expo Australia! This year... we have a shiny new venue in Darling Harbour and I'm hoping that 'new carpet smell' is still lingering.

Here's a map of the new venue... the ICC at Darling Harbour. Come see us up the back!!

Here's a map of the new venue... the ICC at Darling Harbour. Come see us up the back!!

For those of you who are coming to visit... here are our comp times:

Sat 26 AUG 2017

10.30am-11.15am Modern Bride – Mainstage 12noon – 12.15pm

3.00pm-3.45pm Fashion Catwalk – Mainstage announcements 4.15-4.30 pm

Sun 27 AUG 2017

8.30am-2.30pm Body Art

10.30am-2.30pm CREATIVE Makeup – Mainstage announcements for both 3.00 – 3.15

Beauty Editorial Mainstage announcements 3.15-3.30

Who the hell are the judges??

It's never easy announcing the judges too far away from the competition as Judges schedules change as much as a game of Tetris and some judges unfortunately have to pull out at last minute when work comes up. Fingers crossed we're all locked in now (with some more judges to still be announced!)


Not only is Meryll Faulkner the Godmother to the Face2Face Awards.... Meryll is a professional makeup artist and principal of Making Faces Makeup Studio.

Throughout her 20-plus years as a professional makeup artist, her work has been featured on television, film and music videos, ads and magazine editorials.

Meryll is four times winner of the Australian Bridal Awards for excellence in makeup and Nominee for the prestigious Australian Makeup Artist Award for fashion makeup.

Meryll has a diploma in Makeup for film and fashion has also studied in Hollywood with Oscar Nominee Makeup artist Tina Earnshaw. More recently Meryll attended advanced classes in Paris with Atelier Maquillage and travelled to New York and studied with the runway fashion Makeup Artist Victor Noble.

Meryll established her professional school in 1998 has taught and mentored some of the industry’s leading makeup artists, now relocating her studio from Sydney to Kiama.

In her opinion one of Meryll’s greatest achievements was her development and creation of the “Art of Makeup Awards” a makeup competition not seen before for main stream makeup artist, running under her direction for over 13 years held at the Sydney Beauty Expo. The “Face to Face Makeup Awards” as they are now known is a prestigious event / competition for all makeup artists to enter. Taking a back seat as a Celebrity judge is one of Meryll’s joys every year.

In 2004 Meryll became the NSW & ACT distributor of Atelier Maquillage makeup range. Meryll’s company MFS Makeup Pty Ltd supplies professional makeup artist, makeup departments in television, theatre, film and many Beauty salons.


Multi-award winning Hair and Make Up artist Martha Mok has been well known in the industry for over twelve years as professional, friendly and passionate in all aspects of her career. Her techniques and skills have earned her the title of ‘Queen of Speed’ and she is the most efficient and perfected artist that any bride will ever need.

She has developed a unique style, creating her signature Natural Bridal Make Up and creative hair styling. Martha Mok has travelled all over the world to exchange and share her skills with other artists, from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Paris to London. In addition, she leads a team of over twenty other artists at Dmakeupstation, all of whom have been professionally trained by Martha at her own Makeup Academy – MMMA (Martha Mok Makeup Academy). 

Martha is one of Australia's leading bridal specialists for both Makeup and Hair... and is well known for her popular Classes for fast bridal hair.


Casey founded The Future Mrs in 2015 when she realised brides wanted to work with editorial talent and enjoy the benefits on an incredible service. Casey has been a leading Editorial Makeup Artist in Australia for the last decade with work featured in publications worldwide such as Elle, Vogue, Harpers Baazar, Russh, Cr Fashion Book, Rolling Stone, Hello May, Modern Wedding, Bride To Be and Complete Wedding Magazine.She is best known for creating beautiful glowing skin and soft full brows, her work is natural and fresh. With a strong work ethic and passion for creativity, it is no wonder that she has attracted a following of prestigious models, celebrities and brands. Being at the top of her game in Australia, Casey has held National Masterclasses for Clinique and is now setting her sights on the US market with a move to LA planned in 2018.


The Mineral Goddess Kylie Eustace , is not only an ABIAs Finalist for Makeup Artist of the year for numerous years... she is also owner/creator of Kylies Professional Mineral Makeup. The MAkeup Sponsor/director for the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival... and with a heart of gold, Kylie is a perfect judge for Face2Face Makeup Awards! You never know... you could end up being on one of her teams!


Lydia-Jane Saunders is an acclaimed stylist with a roll call of prolific campaigns and creative projects across her 15-year portfolio.

Lydia grew up in Sydney and London and launched her styling career in 2002 following a communications degree in media and cultural studies. She then honed her skills in the fashion cupboards of Marie Claire and InStyle Australia and made the most of her dual nationality with a freelance stint in London assisting notable British magazine stylists, including the illustrious Fashion Editor, Hilary Alexander.

Today Lydia is one of Australia’s most established and versatile stylists with exceptional expertise in fashion, lifestyle, food, beauty, luxury and design. Lydia provides a holistic service ranging from straight prop sourcing and fashion sourcing through to full-scale shoot styling, art direction and production. Thanks to her long-standing career Lydia has close relationships with product showrooms, publicists and leading fashion and lifestyle brands, giving her insider access to amazing styling pieces for her clients. She is supported by ‘Team LJS’, her network of stylists and assistants located in Australia’s major cities and also London.

Lydia is a well-known figure in the industry and alongside her busy styling schedule she holds the position of Fashion Editor at Laud Magazine.


Cheriene is a freelance Makeup Artist and Educator Based in Sydney an d new member of the LAUD Magazine team as one of the Beauty Editors. She is renowned for her creative flair, unconventional style and broad versatility within her skills.
With a strong background in Fashion Design, Fine Arts and SFX Chereine is well equipped with an understanding and appreciation for colour, design and technique. She utilizes her cross-disciplinary skills to influence her artistry with originality, finesse, and harmony.
Highly creative and inspired by a broad range of materials, her expertise in both Makeup and Art allow her the freedom to experiment, transform, and challenge artistic boundaries with efficiency, skill and balance.
Having worked and collaborated in various fields her work is acknowledged both locally and internationally in film, music, television, theatre, editorials, print, exhibitions, and Runway, as well as being highly sought after for various events and by many brides.


As a past competitor of Face2Face Awards, Trish-Lee knows EXACTLY what the awards are all about from both sides! Now, as the founder and Art Director of LAUD Magazine, Trish is back as one of our amazing judges. Her eye for beauty and detail has helped produced now 6 amazing issues of LAUD and is definately one of the judges you want your work to be presented before!

From the street to the elite, LAUD captures the zeitgeist of creatives across beauty, hair, fashion and art worldwide. A modern day cultural publishing wunderkind, LAUD magazine has curated a suitably impressive masthead that reads as a who’s who of the industry. Pushing creative boundaries is the norm at LAUD, rather than the exception. To achieve this on every page an incredibly experienced team is required, as only with impeccable credentials comes the courage to make bold decisions and brave choices. The LAUD editorial team produce more than an industry bible, more than a creative guidebook, more than a work of art- LAUD defies definition.

When Creator and Art Director Trish Lee sounded the rallying cry for coveted spots on the team, people listened. Since creating LAUD in 2015 she has carefully guided its authentic brand essence from the ground up. Trish’s fortuitous background as entrepreneur, hairdresser, make-up artist and IT expert sees her as a more than capable leader and she continues to inspire her freshly evolved team.



As one of Australia's favourite YouTube creative makeup artists, Ash is a qualified makeup artist working within the industry for over six years. Ash started sharing her work through social media in 2014 creating a wide array of different looks, varying from body paints, to special effects, to beauty makeup. Her designs are generally bright and eye catching, engaging a wide audience online. She strives to promote and work with brands that she truly believes in, and can happily recommend to her followers and attest to the quality of the company and/or their products.


Jazz is a Sydney-based eyebrow artist and educator who is re-defining the ways in which women shape their brows. Her client list is rapidly growing and includes Paula Abdul, Naomi Watts, Jessica Mauboy, Samantha Harris, Heather Maltman, Cassie Howarth and Network Ten's Natarsha Belling.

A regular at Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival for the past 5 years working as a brow and make-up artist, Jazz is regularly asked to speak at Beauty Expo's around Australia and New Zealand on her thoery of Brow Shaping.

After sitting in on a master class where renowned make-up artist Rae Morris demonstrated the importance of eyebrows Jazz knew she had to know more, and so decided to pursue and research how to achieve the perfect brow.

Jazz not only shapes brows, she teaches her clients about how their brows can frame their features and what the best shape is for them. She believes that everyone should be educated about their brow and also believes that the ideal shape should be natural yet defined, easy to look after, and complement a person's features. People often feel they need less make-up when they've had their brows done over any other type of beauty treatment.

The ideal behind Jazz's work is to educate women the world over and empower them to have confidence in their beauty without the need for synthetic-based makeovers.


Born and raised in Sydney Australia Melanie displayed a strong creative flair for art and self-expression from a young age. First through dance and performing arts, which led to her discovery of makeup and that’s where the love affair started. Working mainly throughout Asia Pacific but recently in the USA, inspired by all the wonder a day can provide, Melanie’s passion for her craft is effervescent. Today she works on World class advertising campaigns, Editorial and press shoots, International Celebrities for red carpet and Press Junket’s, music videos. Melanie recently held the role of  Revlon’s Makeup Director for Australasia. The role for Revlon allowed Melanie to flourish utilizing her skills as Makeup director, creative director, presenter, and voiceover artist. Melanie has presented on television and Radio and written content for online and print editorial, as a well-respected industry expert. With her Career now moving towards its 20th year Melanie is a trusted familiar face and voice within the wonderful world of Beauty. Melanie is proudly represented by 2 Twenty 2 Group. Melanie is also on the Council and holds the title of CEO for The Makeup Artist Guild Asia Pacific.
Clients include: – Melbourne Racing Carnival, Australia’s Next Top Model, Red Rooster, Nicola Finetti, Table 8, POL, Third Form, Asics, Telstra, David Jones, Sheridan, Palmolive, Samsung, Vodafone, McDonald’s, Duracell, NAB, CBA, Bossini, Betts, Fudge, Tommy Hilfiger, Camel (Italy), Billion Dollar Babes, Ford, Subaru, PETA, HSBC, Citibank, Nicola Finetti, Wish, Volvo, St. George Bank, Bonds, Pacific Magazines, Bauer Media.
Celebrities include: Jessica Gomes, Nicole Trunfio, Jaimie Alexander (Blind spot), Tammin Sursok (Pretty Little Liars), David Hasselhoff, Carly Rae Jepsen, G.R.L (USA), Sheena Easton, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Ben Harper, Jess Mauboy, Indiana Evans, Isabel Lucas, Sophie Monk, Princess Laurentien (the Netherlands),  Guy Sebastien, Ronan Keating, Craig David, Lauren Curtis, Sarah Ellen, Jodi Gordon, Christine Anu, Sheena Easton, Lucy Lawless.


SEE YOU AT THE EXPO... (or feel like you are there on my Instagram Story... @beccagilmartin )


B xxxx


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Face2Face Makeup Awards 2017 TIPS!

Face2Face Makeup Awards 2017 TIPS!