The Arts of Makeup & Body-painting from Olympia Beauty 2015

The Art of Make-Up Competition, sponsored by Crown Brush UK and hosted by the wonderful Head Judge Nicci Jackson, took place on Sunday 4th October at the Olympia Beauty Show. The theme this year was ‘Elements of the Earth’ and the makeup pros and students alike, certainly did not fail to disappoint.

Winning model from The Art of Makeup competition (Shawn photography)

Winning model from The Art of Makeup competition (Shawn photography)

Joanna Stokes came first in the student category for ‘The Art of Makeup’, focusing on Earth as her element. By styling the model’s hair, makeup, and mastering the extraordinary headpiece, Joanna created a cohesive piece, which embodied mother nature in Autumn beautifully.

Winning model and Joanna Stokes (Shawn Photography)

Winning model and Joanna Stokes
(Shawn Photography)

Winning model from The Art of Makeup Competition Professional Category by Sara Silvia Portaleone (photo:Nicci Jackson)

Pro Sara Silvia Portaleone’s Winning Model (photo: Nicci Jackson)

Winning the professional category was Sara Silvia Portaleone (see right) who focused on Fire as her element.

The Art of Body Painting Competition was held at the show the following day and was hosted by the very talented Head Judge Julia Townend. This year, Julia chose ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as the theme.

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Judging the body painting professionals and students were; head Judge Julia Townend, Maria Malone-Guerbaa, Julie Oliver, Lucy Wearing, Louise Young and the legendary Mandy Gold.Coming in at first place in the student category was Anouk Ital and Brierly Thorpe in the professional category.

Brierley Thorpe's Winning Model for The Art of Body-painting Pro Category

Brierley Thorpe’s Winning Model for The Art of Body-painting Pro Category (photo: Nicci Jackson)

Anouk Ital's Winning Model for The Art of Body-painting Student Category

Anouk Ital’s Winning Model for The Art of Body-painting Student Category (photo: Nicci Jackson)

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