Trisha Denise Montero, design graduate and young mother from Las Piñas City, won The Big Beauty Challenge Year 2 top prize with her whimsical rendition of the grand finals theme, Extra-terrestrial.
Montero, who first won in the weekly Disney Princess-themed challenge, bested nine other aspiring makeup artists. She took home P70,000 cash and P30,000 worth of Ever Bilena makeup products.
The cosplayer, who took a break when she became a mom, said, “I’m very grateful to have a family who supports my passions. Winning The Big Beauty Challenge will give me the opportunity to go back to cosplaying and support my family at the same time.”
Katherine Catiis won the special People’s Choice Award and P20,000 in cash. She had the most number of Facebook likes and shares. Hajie Alejandro received P30,000 as first runner-up while Zjhay Taupan P15,000 as second runner-up.
Competition judges were Ever Bilena executives, including key accounts manager Denise Sy-Muñez, marketing manager Olive Padilla and brand manager Christel Roca.
The contest, now on its second year, encouraged students, aspiring and professional makeup artists to create a tutorial on how to achieve a complete makeup look following a specific theme and using only Ever Bilena products.
Ever Bilena, the country’s leading local cosmetics brand, also carries Ever Bilena Advance, a full range of makeup essentials for young professionals, Ever Bilena Naturals for skin care and Careline cosmetics for teens. It also has the Blackwater brand for fragrance and other personal care products.