A huge THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to enter the 4th Annual NYX Professional Makeup UK & Ireland FACE Awards!

We watched each and every one of your incredible entries and were truly astonished by the creativity and talent showcased by the makeup community. A massive congratulations to our top 20 (scroll down to check out their entry videos).

Please join us in congratulating these artists as they embark on their first challenge – creating a look around the theme of “ANIMAL KINGDOM GLAM”.


Its simple:

1. Follow @NYXCosmetics_UK on Instagram.
2. Post a 15-second tutorial tagging #FaceAwardsUK on Instagram (no music can be used in your video).
3. Look out for a comment from us on your instavid inviting you to validate your entry, and validate by 11:59pm on the 2nd of April 2018.
4. Everyone who makes it through to the top 20 will be notified by Friday the 6th April 2018.

Notes: You must have a public Instagram and YouTube channel to enter. You must be 18 years old.
Please read the full terms here.


UK & ROI residents 18+ only || Entries open 20:00 12/03/18 until 23:59 02/04/18 || Only one valid entry per person will be counted || No music can be used for your entry || Employees of the Promoter or their immediate families are not permitted to enter || Must have a public Instagram account in order for us to see your entry 👀 || Must have a public Facebook & YouTube channel in order to move on to the next stages || You must be available for travel in June for later stages || Prize (one winner) is: attendance at NYX Professional Makeup Awards in LA on 18/08/18; enrolment onto a professional make-up course in London (max value £1,500); being the face of the NYX Professional Makeup Halloween animation; and £10,000 spending money to be used in conjunction with the other parts of the prize. || Full T&Cs apply: www.NYXCosmetics.co.uk/Facewardsuk || Promoter: L'Oréal (UK) Limited (NYX Professional Makeup division) || Good luck!


Check out the amazing entry videos that made it through to the top 20 this year…


    • March 12 - April 2
    • Open Submissions

      Entries will be accepted from March 12th – April 2nd, 2018 and you must have a public Instagram & YouTube account in order to move on to the next stage. Only one entry per person will be counted. Open to UK & Ireland Residents Only.

    • April 8
    • Top 20 & Challenge 1 Announced

      Only 20 selected applicants will then go on the through to the first challenge. Valid entries may be showcased and celebrated right here on nyxcosmetics.co.uk

    • April 29
    • Top 10 & Challenge 2 Announced

      Just 10 will make it through to complete a second challenge. Valid entries may be showcased and celebrated right here on nyxcosmetics.co.uk

    • May 14 - 28
    • Public Vote

      The decision of who will make it through to the final round is made up of 50% public vote & 50% independent judging panel. Be sure to vote for your favourite artist!

    • June 4
    • Final 5 Announced

      The final 5 contestants will be invited to London to compete in the final round. While in London, contestants will visit the NYX Professional Makeup headquarters, meet the team and be given one final challenge to be produced with the help of a professional film crew.

    • TBC
    • Live Final

      The final videos will then be played at the NYX Professional Makeup UK&I FACE Awards live show in London between June 26th & 28th in front of a panel of judges who will crown the 2018 Artist of the Year!


Heather is an incredibly talented makeup artist from Brighton who won our 2017 UK & Ireland FACE Awards. Check out her Instagram & YouTube channels to see her FACE Awards journey and what she’s been up to since her win last year.