On Saturday, Aug. 19, the Sixth Annual FACE (Fine Artistry of Cosmetics Elites) Awards show in Los Angeles announced Jessica Kalil as its Beauty Vlogger of the Year.
Kalil first began her journey back in April, where she sent her make-up video to NYX Professional Makeup along with thousands of other vloggers. The videos were reviewed by a panel of judges and 30 semi-finalists were chosen. To further narrow the group to only six finalists, they were challenged to create looks inspired by the themes “Royalty,” “Animal Kingdom” and “Cyberpunk.” The finalists were chosen via public vote.
Patrick Starr hosted the awards with Charisma Star as emcee. With an expert panel of judges and over 4,000 in the audience, Kalil and five other finalists went head to head with their final challenge videos, inspired by the theme “The Magic of Makeup.”
“The FACE Awards is an empowering, unique program which opens doors for an extremely talented community of artists,” said Sarah El-Annan, AVP Integrated Marketing and PR at NYX Professional Makeup. “We are so proud of our hard-working and talented contestants and are grateful for the continued support from the beauty community over the past six years.”
As the Beauty Vlogger of the Year, Kalil will receive $50,000, a year’s supply of NYX Professional Makeup, and the opportunity to kick-start a professional career in make-up artistry. The five runner-ups will each receive $15,000 and a year’s supply of NYX Professional Makeup.