See the Astonishing Beauty Videos That Blew Us Away at the NYX FACE Awards

As makeup lovers, we were beyond thrilled to attend the fifth annual NYX Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites (FACE) Awards show Saturday night at the Novo LA in downtown Los Angeles.

Nyx Face Awards in Los Angeles, California

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The event was the culmination of an intense four month beauty competition open to anyone with a passion for makeup artistry.????

Over the course of this contest, beauty vloggers created makeup tutorial videos that were centered around three different themes—fairy tale, anime and optical illusions.

At the event, the six amazing finalists—Alexa Poletti, Brianna Fox, Cosmobyhaley, Laura Sanchez, Pompberry and RawBeautyKristi—gathered in one location to showcase their final videos produced by Vice. The theme was emotion. Pretty deep!

NYK Face beauty vloggers on the red carpet

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We went to the event expecting gorgeous makeup looks, notable judges, a flawless host (Kandee Johnson) and out of this world performers (hello, Chloe & Halle were there!), but what we got unexpectedly was walking away feeling majorly inspired!

We met with the six enthusiastic finalists on the red carpet before the show, and Brianna told Sweety High she couldn't wait to see everyone's reactions to the final emotional products.

Check out the enlightening videos created by the six finalists below, and congrats to the 2016 Beauty Vlogger of the Year, Laura Sanchez!

Laura Sanchez winning 2016 Beauty Vlogger of the Year

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Laura Sanchez — 2016 Beauty Vlogger of the Year and Winner of Innovation Award


Alexa Poletti — Winner of Education Award


Brianna Fox — Winner of Inspiration Award


Cosmobyhaley — Winner of Technique Award


Pompberry — Winner of Production Award


RawBeautyKristi — Winner of Storytelling Award


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