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WINNERS REVEALED: Festival Dreams Makeup Contest

It’s time to announce the winners of our Festival Dreams Spring Makeup Contest!

But first, we would like to extend a huge “THANK YOU” to all our participants, the semi-finalists, finalists, and our judge!

This year, our wonderful judge, Azzi Williams, created a personalized scorecard for each finalist to determine the winner.

Judge: Azzi Williams

Here’s what Azzi was looking for:

Festival Dreams Scoring:

Makeup Artist Karessa Johnson Makeup Contest Submission

Artist: Karessa Johnson

  • Effort: 5/5
  • Skill: 4/5
  • Photo Quality/ Overall Image: 4/5
  • Fun: 5/5
  • Total: 18/20

Comments: Stunning makeup with strong pigments and fine, beautifully executed detail. The lip accents are stunning and the eye makeup is beautifully executed. Accents above the brow could be enhanced with a little more metallic or gold to really bring the look to the next level. Also – to really enhance the makeup look, consider photographing against a plan black or white or spring-themed backdrop.

Makeup Artist Phoebe Bell Makeup Contest Submission

Artist: Phoebe Bell

  • Effort: 4/5
  • Skill: 5/5
  • Photo Quality: 4/5
  • Fun: 4/5
  • Total: 17/20

Comments: A soft, romantic spring look that is very fashion forward and on trend. This look is more boho/whimsical in its finer elements than a dramatic festival look, but the metallic accents are sublime and the lips are beautifully finished. Would have liked to see a playful set of false lashes to add a bit more drama to the look.

Makeup Artist Jade Williams Makeup Contest Submission

Artist: Jade Williams

  • Effort: 4/5
  • Skill: 3/5
  • Photo Quality: 4/5
  • Fun: 4/5
  • Total: 15/20

Comments: A pretty boho concept with lovely pretty accents. For a finish that photographs flawlessly, I recommend adding a more pigmented concealer and contoured base. The eye makeup colour palette selection is lovely, but please watch for the symmetry in eyeliner and shading application. Again, this look could be taken to the next level with a playfully dramatic false lash application or some more textured lip colour.

Makeup Artist Wendy Beane Makeup Contest Submission

Artist: Wendy Beane

  • Effort: 4/5
  • Skill: 4/5
  • Photo Quality: 4/5
  • Fun: 4/5
  • Total: 16/20

Comments: A very pretty makeup look that is beautifully applied and shows off a more delicate makeup application. The gold accents on the brows work in harmony with the strobed effect. Would have liked to see a bit more fun and drama and playfulness – especially with the intensity of the eye makeup.

Makeup Artist Mehri Kazemi Makeup Contest Submission

Artist: Mehri Kazemi

  • Effort: 5/5
  • Skill: 4/5
  • Photo Quality: 5/5
  • Fun: 5/5
  • Total: 19/20

Comments: Incredible concept fusing both a modern spring festival look with a beautiful cultural concept. Exquisite detailed work and beautiful colours and textures that work together to create a spectacular look. The image is cohesive and the eye makeup is beautifully executed. Would have liked to see the lips accented a little more with colour or gloss, but overall a very strong look.

Congratulations Mehri Kazemi for winning the 2017 Festival Dreams Spring Makeup Contest!

Mehri wins a Pinch Provisions “Festival Kit”, a Tarte Make Believe in Yourself: Eye & Cheek Palette, and a Bite Beauty “Love, Bite Lip Set”.

Congratulations Karessa Johnson for winning the 2017 Spring Makeup Contest First Runner-Up Prize!

Karessa wins a Pinch Provision “Festival Aid Kit”, a Stila “Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow” in Gold Goddess, and a QC 9-shade Contour and Highlight Palette!

Congratulations Phoebe Jade Bell for winning the 2017 Spring Makeup Contest Second Runner-Up Prize!

Phoebe wins a Kat Von D Everlasting Lip Duo: Lip Contour Edition and a QC 9-shade Contour and Highlight Palette!

Student Prize Winner

The lucky winner of our student prize is QC Makeup Academy student Emily Burns! Emily wins a Benefit Cosmetics’ “Sunday My Prince Will Come” Easy Weekender Makeup Kit!

Thank you to all the artists who submitted entries for the contest! And to the 5 finalists, you should all be very proud of your work. Once again, congratulations Mehri for winning the 2017 Festival Dreams Spring Makeup Contest!

Corina is the digital marketing coordinator for QC Makeup Academy. She's responsible for creating all the fun and engaging contests, sweepstakes, and promotions for QC's community of makeup artists.

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