After 14 weeks, 50 videos, 10 finalists and a 2-day Makeup Designer Bootcamp, the winner of L’Oréal Paris The Brush Contest Malaysia is finally revealed! 30-year-old Jamie Tan, a Business Analyst with Malaysia Airlines, was selected as the national winner and will be representing Malaysia in the global makeup designer competition’s finale in Cannes in May this year.
As the world’s first-ever international makeup designer contest happening on YouTube, The Brush Contest received overwhelming response from beauty junkies around the world. It was held simultaneously in 12 countries including France, USA, UK, China, Thailand, Malaysia and more, inviting contestants to ignite their creativity and use various colours to turn faces into masterpieces.
The concept of The Brush Contest is in line with L’Oréal Paris’ vision of Sharing Beauty For All, because true beauty transcends all. With The Brush Contest, L’Oréal Paris aims to discover a Makeup Designer, who will become part of the L’Oréal Paris Makeup Designer team.
L’Oréal Paris received more than 100 entries from Malaysians, whereby they sent in their interpretation of the theme, “Color Clash”. 50 of the best videos were selected for public voting, and the top 10 shortlisted contestants secured a place in the National Finals, attending a Makeup Designer Bootcamp conducted by L’Oréal Paris Malaysia.
The Malaysian winner will continue to battle it out during the International Grand Finale of The Brush Contest with winners from the other participating countries for the ultimate prize of a professional 1-year contract with the L’Oréal Paris Makeup Designer team. As a L’Oréal Paris Makeup Designer, the winner will also participate in beauty shoots, tutorial creation and interviews, as well as join the Makeup Academy in Cannes.
Jamie Tan’s “Colour Clash” creation video was inspired by pastel shades of cotton candy. Her winning look featured a combination of pink and blue that blends into a purple hue, further accentuated with navy blue eyeliner. The eye makeup is complemented with a gradient lip in striking pink, finished with L’Oréal Paris Color Riche L’Extraordinaire in Fuchsia Pink 106.
Jamie will go on to vie for the ultimate dream-come-true prize at the International Grand Finale of The Brush Contest, which will be held in Cannes, France. The Grand Finale will also be broadcast on YouTube on 11 June 2015, hosted by L’Oréal Paris spokesperson and Woman of Worth, Eva Longoria.