Our Magical ‘Fairy Tale’ Challenge Winners!

*poof* Hey guys! Thank you all for sharing your enchanted submissions to our Fairy Tale Makeup Challenge. As usual, the choice was a very difficult one, and we very much thank our makeup expert judge, Stephanie Lange (Youtube: Stephanie Lange Makeup) for making the final decision. Without further ado, we present to you the five winners and comments by Stephanie!

 

Submission by Sandra

Submission by Sandra

I believe Sandra is a past winner, but this image instantly captured me. I love everything about it. Sandra has created a gorgeous whimsical image, from the hair parting to reveal the ear, to the accessories she chose to complement the makeup. In regards to the makeup itself, Sandra seems to know how much is ‘enough’. Sometimes with a concept like this, it can be tempting to go ‘over the top’, but Sandra’s makeup in this image is soft, iridescent and fairylike. She has applied just enough to create imagination. I LOVE it!

 

Submission by Isadora

Submission by Isadora Blake

You can tell she put a lot of work into this look; from the hair, to the neck, she has not forgotten any areas. I love the colours she chose, they make me think of an evil mermaid, lurking deep within the ocean!

 

Submission by Gloglonow

Submission by Gloglonow

This look was so beautiful and whimsical. If shows that you don’t need a lot of SFX or editing to create a powerful image. The model’s face is so expressive, and that paired with the simple statement makeup, results in a thought provoking image.

 

Submission by Jessica Hayes MUA

Submission by Jessica Hayes MUA

I know she won the past makeup challenge, but i just couldn’t resist making her a winner again! Everything from the brows, to the hair, to the bright red apple screams ‘Fairy Tale’ to me. She got the concept spot on. This is one girl who always manages to transform herself with makeup, to create art.

 

Submission by Jóna Björg Arnarsdóttir

Submission by Jóna Björg Arnarsdóttir

I love the way the fire red dissolves into her hair. The burnt orange/red of the lips offsets the colour through the hair beautifully. There’s quite a lot going on here, but i think it works!

 

We hope you all enjoyed the challenge as much as we did 🙂 Are you ready for the next one? Don’t forget to add your vote to the poll to choose the next challenge ❤ By the way, if you ever have a good idea for a challenge theme, let us know!

“Dreaming of Summer” Challenge Winners!

We love every makeup challenge we’ve had, but this one has got to be our favorite so far. The vibrant looks you shared fast-forwarded us past all the snow, straight into summertime. There were so many stunning submissions that we were pretty relieved to give our makeup expert judge, Mykie (Glamandgore.com|Instagram|Youtube), the final say on the winners. Unsurprisingly, she had a really tough time too, and asked to add an extra winner:

“It was really difficult to choose just 5 (as you can see, since I included 6, haha) because they were all really beautifully done! I made my decisions based on a few different factors: the artist’s concept in relation to the theme of ‘Dreaming of Summer’, it’s technical execution, and it’s uniqueness.”

Without further ado, here are the winners, and comments by Mykie!

Submission by Bria

Submission by Bria

“Bria’s look reminds me of some of my favorite parts of summer. That super bright blue reminds me of swimming pools, and lightning from summer thunderstorms. The yellow and black actually reminds me of big summer action blockbusters, and bumblebees. I think it was a bold combination to put together that turned out to be really interesting, and unique.”

 

Submission by Jessica Hayes MUA

Submission by Jessica Hayes MUA

“Jessica’s look is the perfect combination of both a subtle and bold summer look. The eyes and cheeks are kept glowy and natural but the bold lip makes the look really fun. I love the mix of the two, and it was executed really well.”

 

Submission by Tyler

Submission by Tyler

“I think Tyler has perfectly executed a the beachy, natural, glowy summer look. It could be worn by anyone for any summer activity. It looks effortless, even though we all know good natural makeup can take quite a bit of effort to pull off! He does it like a true pro.”

 

Submission by sandra

Submission by sandra

“Sandra’s look is straight up bold, and a perfect summer inspired look. The warm summer colors are complimented well between the lips and the eyes, and the blending is perfection. The yellow glitter is a really nice added touch to bring the look to the next level. It’s like she’s crying sunshine. I know that’s weird to say but I’m just callin’ it like I see it. Basically, it’s perfect for the theme.”

 

Submission by tuba_cee

Submission by tuba_cee

“Tuba_cee ‘s lip art really caught my eye because of how different it was. The blend of colors are very summer citrus-y and it’s originality is extremely refreshing. Now I want a lemonade.”

 

Submission by Medeaij

Submission by Medeaij

“Medeai has a beautiful combo of bold bright color and glowing skin. I liked that she picked a hot pink/magenta, compared to some of the other common colors being chosen, and the makeup overall is on point.”

 

Congratulations to our winners!! Thank you for everyone who created and shared their unique looks, and to Mykie for being such an amazing judge! Don’t forget to add your vote in the poll to help choose our next challenge theme. ❤

P.S. We're hard at work building our "Find your Perfect Lipstick” tool, and we need your help! We’ll be announcing a giveaway for contributors soon. If you want to get in on the action early, please share your face/lip/arm swatches of your favorite lipsticks on Savvyist, and make sure to set the image type to “swatch”.

Valentine’s Day Makeup Challenge Winners!

valentines-banner
As you may have heard, this recent makeup challenge was a bit special. Instead of having the winners be selected purely by votes, we brought on an impartial panel beauty bloggers and MUA’s to have the final say. Our Boston-based guest judges were: Natalie Shafie of Natalie Shafie Makeup, Ann Marie of Anemone Makeup, Valerie of TheSweetSeed, Daisy of Daisy’s Days, Kristin of BeautyXpose, El of Beauty Isle, Jacqueline of Polished Perfectly. (Why Boston? Because we’re from there of course!).

We shared the top voted looks to our panel… and here are the results! (+ comments which some judges chose to provide)
Continue Reading ›

Countdown: Our Favorite Looks of 2014

new-years-countdown
2014 is an iconic year for us. You helped us grow from nothing (we were “born” this year!) to a site with gorgeous looks and kind community members. We hope you’ve found inspiration and joy from each other, had fun sharing looks, and discovered some great makeup along the way.

To ring in the New Year, we’ve decided to do a countdown of our 12 favorite looks from 2014. Why twelve and not ten? Well, the magic happens at midnight ;). If you’re not sure what we mean, read ‘til the end and you’ll understand!
Continue Reading ›