Back in January, L'Oréal Paris launched their first ever international makeup competition, The Brush Contest. The worldwide competition called to both beauty professionals and enthusiasts alike, daring them to create their boldest makeup looks for a chance to join the legendary brand's expert team!
Down to 12
Thousands entered, but only 12 international contestants will advance to the Cannes Film Festival finals, where they'll attend or participate in a series of exciting events, concerts, and interviews. Even better, the grand final will be presented by none other than L'Oréal Paris' own ambassador, Eva Longoria!
So, ready to meet the final twelve?
Vivianne Tran - Australia - Based in Melbourne, Vivianne travels throughout Australia to work on runway presentations, editorial photoshoots, film sets, and brand lookbooks!
Caitlyn Dixon - Canada - Our very own Caitlyn Dixon says makeup is "kind of in my blood. I loved makeup, hair, and everything since I was small. My mom was a hairdresser before I was born, so she kind of gave me an initial interest."
Jay Yong - China - A freelance makeup artist, Jay has worked with fashion brands such as Prada and Stella McCartney.
Alexandra Lederer - Germany - This 21-year-old from Munich studied at the Makeup Artist Factory and currently works as a freelance makeup artist.
Salima El Aliani - France - Even though she doesn't consider herself a professional makeup artist, Salima does consider herself a makeup aficionado!
Luna Taddonio - Italy - Luna says a woman just needs two makeup items: concealer and a bold lipstick!
Jamie Tan Hui Fen - Malaysia - Currently a Business Analyst at Malaysia Airlines, Jamie's passions extend beyond the aviation industry: she loves makeup even more!
Paula Soroa - Spain - Paula has collaborated with international magazines such as Vogue, ELLE, Harper's Bazaar, Nike, Nina Ricci, and more.
Muesser Sumer - Turkey - A Fine Arts student, Muesser's looks are inspired by the cinema and surrealism.
Kitipat Kullaphakruangchai - Thailand - He's worked in the beauty industry since 1995 and also launched his own fashion label, Pavenes.
Emma Farrell - UK & Ireland - An international makeup artist, Emma has worked in the UK, Ireland, and Australia on television and film sets.
Jeannie Giannone - USA - A Kentucky-native, Jeannie says one of her first memories is of watching her grandmother apply makeup!
Good luck to all!