Halloween Makeup Contest 2017- Fantasy & Sci-fi Category - QC Makeup Academy

Category: Gore Makeup

Judge: Azzi Williams

Here’s what Azzi was looking for:

  • Creativity: I want to see something truly unique that shows you as a true, innovative artist that is not afraid to push your creative boundaries. Outstanding hair, costume styling and accessories need to all work together with your makeup artistry to create an overall visually stunning look.
  • Skill: Technique in sci-fi and fantasy is a must to really bring the look to life, so I’m looking for detailed brushwork, killer contouring and blending, plus the ability to demonstrate how to use high-pigmented products and textures.

  • Photo quality: If you want your work to get noticed and taken seriously, photos need to be high resolution, clear, detailed and beautifully lit. Creative or even plain backgrounds work, you can even experiment with fabrics or wrapping paper textures until you find the perfect way to celebrate your look.
  • Nothing blurred, out of focus or with poorly thought-out backgrounds (certainly no bedroom clutter in the background. And less is more with skin retouching and photoshop – and yes, I will be able to tell!

  • Fun: I want to see the joy, magic and fantasy in your overall look, and outstanding artistry that simply jumps out of the page in its Halloween glory!
  • Final note: All the best with your exciting creative makeup journey ahead and have loads of fun creating your look! Finally, GOOD LUCK! 🙂

Fantasy & Sci-fi Scoring:

QC Makeup Academy Contest- Ashley Sloan Makeup Artist

Artist: Ashley Sloan

  • Creativity: 8/10
  • Skill: 9/10
  • Photo Quality: 9/10
  • Fun: 9/10
  • Total: 35/40

Comments: Creative, intense pigments and incredibly artistic. Immense effort to create a truly unique look. Would have loved to see a little more intensity around the eye makeup to take the look to a more dramatic edge, perhaps with a false lash or shimmer for extra dimension. Also think about the hair when submitting a look – perhaps add a wig or style for extra effect.

QC Makeup Academy Contest- Brooke Forget Makeup Artist

Artist: Brooke Forget

  • Creativity: 9/10
  • Skill: 10/10
  • Photo Quality: 10/10
  • Fun: 8/10
  • Total: 37/40

Comments:Intense, creative and haunting, beautiful recreation of a look that is currently a social media favourite amongst makeup lovers. Although it’s not a unique concept, it has been executed beautifully and shows tremendous skill and talent.

QC Makeup Academy Contest- Heather Warner Makeup Artist

Artist: Heather Warner

  • Creativity: 8/10
  • Skill: 9/10
  • Photo Quality: 10/10
  • Fun: 9/10
  • Total: 36/40

Comments: A popular look this season with the launch of IT, this look is beautifully intense and photographs with energy and punch. While it is not a unique design concept, the pigment and application is bold and haunting.

QC Makeup Academy Contest- Tyler Russell Makeup Artist

Artist: Tyler Russell

  • Creativity: 9/10
  • Skill: 9/10
  • Photo Quality: 10/10
  • Fun: 10/10
  • Total: 38/40

Comments: A wonderful bold and creative effort. The neon intensity of the pigment used stands out and the artistic merit is incredible. Would have liked to see the hair come together with the makeup – perhaps a wig or a style that is consistent with this epic pop zombie look.

QC Makeup Academy Contest- Brittany Bullers Makeup Artist

Artist: Brittany Bullers

  • Creativity: 10/10
  • Skill: 9/10
  • Photo Quality: 10/10
  • Fun: 10/10
  • Total: 39/40

Comments: The whole look is cohesive, fun, creative and vibrant. A pop-art take to a classic Halloween look. The black detailed work could be sharper and more defined, but otherwise a vibrant and energetic adaptation.

Congratulations Brittany for winning the 2017 QC Halloween Makeup Contest with your creative pop-art zombie look!

Brittany wins an Anastasia Beverly Hills’ “Lip Palette Vol. 1”, a RCMA’s “Shinto Palette”, and a Stilazzi’s artist caddy bag!

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. Have a Happy Halloween everyone and once again, congratulations Brittany for winning the 2017 QC Halloween Contest, Fantasy & Sci-fi category!

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