Two more sleeps until the Face2Face Makeup Awards!  

Its about now I can announce our amazing judges for 2014!

Our judges are industry professionals whom you want their eyes to see your work... their feedback being worth its weight in gold! For those not entering or whom haven't been to the awards before... after the main stage presentation, there is some time for competitors to chat to the judges after the comp to get verbal feedback and have a general chat back in the competition area. For some competitors... I have heard... this is more valuable than winning!

To remind you of the amazing prizes we have this year... here they are!



Along with the coverted Face 2 Face Makeup Award this year also brings a horde of amazing prizes.

All Winners will receive:

  • Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics prize pack valued at $500
  • Rae Morris 10 piece Brush Set valued at $299
  • Rae Morris Book valued at $40 


  • A 15 minute spot on the Salon Melbourne Launch Pad Stage, March 1st or 2nd, 2015 (Conditions Apply and entrant is responsible for all associated costs including travel & presentation requirements)  

All Runners Up will receive: 

  • Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics prize pack valued at $250
  • Rae Morris Book valued at $40

NON SPFX Category First Prize Winner will receive:

  • An exclusive one day work experience with Becca Gilmartin, proudly supported by the Green Brush Project

SPFX Category First Prize Winner will receive:

  • 1X day work experience with the team at Odd Studio in their workshop
  • 2 x One Day Workshops of your choice at the Kryolan head office in Melbourne
  • $300 voucher to spend on Kryolan products

Beauty editorial inspired & Fashion/catwalk winner will receive:

  • A 1 day mentoring session with Rae Morris as well as have their work published in Professional Beauty Magazine

Bridal Category Winner will receive:

An amazing brow package courtesy of Get Threaded Brow and Beauty Bar including: 

  • Browz that Wow™ treatments for winner and friend- includes beautiful brow shaping and Get Threaded's exclusive browz that wow treatment valid at any of our Brow & Beauty locations.
  • 6 months of gorgeous brows for winner- includes 6 visits for Eyebrow Tidy Ups valid at any of our Brow & Beauty locations.
  • The ultimate eyebrow pack to help your brows stay beautiful- includes products from Get Threaded's brow range Get Mineraled Cosmetics- brow dust, brow dust cream, brow gel, brow illuminator, brow nourish and brow lover brush.


An exclusive 'behind the scenes' with Michael Brown, for Mornings on Channel 9. Michael will share his expertise and knowledge of Make-up Artistry across all areas while filming his Beauty Segments for Mornings.

This behind the scenes look into the world of Morning TV would show you how a Beauty Segment such as Michael's are put together. Michael can answer and talk through any questions you have about the industry, makeup artistry as well as his role as a Beauty Expert/Commentator on the popular Morning TV show.


We are all excited to see everyone's work this year... and with that... here are our judges!



Liz See

Rachel Montgomery

Lydia Jane Saunders



Michael Brown

Rachel Montgomery

Sigourney Cantelo

Christabel Draffin

Martin Bray



Damian Martin - Odd Studio

Adam Johansen - Odd Studio

Yvonne Savage



All of the above judges will be judging Beauty Editorial with the addition of

Meryll Faulkner

Professional Beauty Magazine


So to all those competing... we wish you well.

Over the next two days I will be posing interviews from some of our judges... stay tuned for hints and tips.

Make sure you relax... enjoy the experience and bring your A game!


Make sure the night before your competition...  check your kit is ready and your plan is set so you can sleep well... and if in doubt... I can recommend a cup of Celestial Seasonings 'Sleepytime Tea' available at any good supermarket.