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Reach for the STARS

Big name MUAs and amateur artists alike will be battling it out to take home the top prizes at the Warpaint North Make-Up Championships on Monday, October 22. Situated on the Professional Beauty North show floor, competitors will go head-to-head in four prestigious categories and it’s important to read the small print for each.

For the Film & TV category, your inspiration board should be well researched and your finished look must include a prosthetic piece. A strong mood board is also required for the Flora and Fauna category and judges will be examining how well you interpret the theme, as well as your product application.

For Real Beauty, the only prep you can do prior to the competition is on the nails, and your look must be easily transformable from day to night. When it comes to Body Painting, the only disciplines allowed are airbrush or brush and sponge combined – stencils are permitted but cannot be used for more than 25% of the overall design.


Film & TV: Christmas Movies

Real Beauty: Classic Beauty Icons

Runway: Flora and Fauna

Body Painting: The Four Elements – Earth, Wind, Fire and Water


8.30am registration; 3.45pm parade; 4pm awards ceremony.

First-place winners will be featured in Professional Beauty and Warpaint and given a trophy. MUAs who place second receive a glass trophy and third a medal.


– advice from judge and hair and make-up designer Hannah Wing.

1. Be confident in your style

“Read the brief and consider your own interpretation of that. Make-up artistry is about being creative, so it’s important that competitors think outside the box.”

2. Treat it like a real booking

“Hygiene is imperative. How you present yourself and how you keep your kit clean on the day will be something the judges will be looking out for.”

3. Practice in advance

“Having a great idea is one thing; making it work and having the skill to implement it to a high standard will only come from practice. Swot up well in advance.”


The deadline for entries is 10am on October 18. Entry costs £10 per category for students and £25 for professionals. Enter now:

This article appears in the PB October 2018 Issue of Professional Beauty

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This article appears in the PB October 2018 Issue of Professional Beauty