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.
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 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.
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.