Angel Porrino Awards Vdara Spa Salon with Rain Cosmetics’ Battle of the Brushes Prize

Angel Porrino with Battle of the Brushes winner Maile B of Vdara Spa Salon and her 'Poison Ivy in Sin City' creation
On Thursday, August 25, Rain Cosmetics and Blush Boutique Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas held their semi-annual Battle of the Brushes Makeup Competition hosted by Holly’s World and Absinthe star Angel Porrino (Pictured above: Angel Porrino with Battle of the Brushes winner Maile B of Vdara Spa Salon and her ‘Poison Ivy in Sin City’ creation).  

Kim Katunis from Square Salon created 'Time Traveling My Little Pony' which was a hit with the crowd
Kim Katunis from Square Salon created 'Time Traveling My Little Pony' which was a hit with the crowd

 Photo courtesy of Rain Cosmetics’ Battle of the Brushes.

The theme for the event was “Cartoon Time Machine,” where competitors had one hour to create a character out of its element, stuck in the past or headed towards the future.

Kim Katunis from Square Salon created 'Time Traveling My Little Pony' (right)
Kim Katunis from Square Salon created 'Time Traveling My Little Pony' (right)

 Photo courtesy of Rain Cosmetics’ Battle of the Brushes.

Competitors included top makeup artists from The Salon at Encore, Kim Vo Salon at The Mirage, Vdara Spa Salon, Square Salon, and Rio Spa and Salon.

Brianna Thomas from Kim VO Salon created 'The Corpse Bride, Half Human'
Brianna Thomas from Kim VO Salon created 'The Corpse Bride, Half Human'

 Photo courtesy of Rain Cosmetics’ Battle of the Brushes.

Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity Hair and Makeup Supervisor Roger J. Stricker judged the event alongside two-time Battle of the Brushes winner Natasha Chamberlin and Rain Cosmetics’ owner and co-founder, Lori Montoya.

Maile B of Vdara Spa Salon and her 'Poison Ivy in Sin City' creation
Maile B of Vdara Spa Salon and her 'Poison Ivy in Sin City' creation

 Photo courtesy of Rain Cosmetics’ Battle of the Brushes.

In the end, it was Maile B from Vdara Spa Salon who took home the winning prize for her “Poison Ivy in Sin City” creation.

'Poison Ivy in Sin City' winner with Angel Porrino
'Poison Ivy in Sin City' winner with Angel Porrino

 Photo courtesy of Rain Cosmetics’ Battle of the Brushes.

Angel Porrino at Rain Cosmetics' Battle of the Brushes
Angel Porrino at Rain Cosmetics' Battle of the Brushes

 Photo courtesy of Rain Cosmetics’ Battle of the Brushes.

Winner of Rain Cosmetics' Battle of the Brushes
Winner of Rain Cosmetics' Battle of the Brushes

 Photo courtesy of Rain Cosmetics’ Battle of the Brushes.