FACE Awards is a contest presented annually, highlighting the best and brightest in the digital makeup community. The word FACE stands here for Freedom & Artistry for Creative Expression.

Now in its seventh year in US, the FACE Awards have mirrored the explosive growth of the digital beauty community. In 2017, thousands of aspiring makeup artists submitted entries and a global audience watched them in streamed live finale in LA, where one extraordinary finalist, Jessica A.M. Kalil, received the esteemed title of Beauty Vlogger of the Year along with a significant prize package.


The FACE Awards contest has spread across the globe with 43 international competitions hosted in 2017 to recognize the best and brightest makeup artists from all corners of the world. These international winners all were flown to Los Angeles for a week of exciting NYX Professional Makeup events, content creation, and of course a feature at our live finale. Amazing makeup definitely knows no (language) barriers!

This year we are announcing Nordic FACE Awards for the third time (what a charm!). Nordic FACE Awards 2016 and 2017 were a success beyond belief, gaining hundreds of entries, tens of thousands of votes, and 3.9 million video views.


Any established or up-and-coming makeup artist in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland, over the age of 18, can participate in this pioneering digital makeup event. It consists of four stages and three creative challenges. Each round the participants will be selected based on criteria including creativity, artistry, educational value and presentation skills.


The winner of Nordic FACE Awards 2018 will be found at our live finale in Stockholm, Sweden on June 5. A panel of judges, composed of industry experts, will review the TOP 5 entries on stage and reveal the next Nordic Artist of the Year! Excitement. Is. Real.


Want more reasons for signing up? Look no further! All our TOP 30 contestant will get a supersize product package from NYX Professional Makeup with over hundreds of products. The lucky (and talented!) winner will receive the title of Nordic Artist of the Year, win a €10,000 cash prize and get the chance to travel to LA to witness the live finale of US FACE Awards 2018. So what are you waiting for?! Apply before March 25!