February 7th, 2017
With two weeks to go before the Warpaint London Championships 2017, we’re gearing up to see the creativity from the brushes – and sponges – of the students and pros who are lining up to compete. Taking place over two days at London’s ExCel Centre, the first make-up competition of the season traditionally hosts a huge field and showcases the best in the business at all levels of experience. Entry is still open and you can get full details here.
#Instawarpaint is our photography competition and the deadline is 17th February so you still have time to get creative and snap some marvellous pictures. It’s an online only competition so you can design and shoot your creation wherever you wish.
If you are already registered for the Warpaint Championships, this is an extra competition for you to enter. We are looking for an original image and make-up which circles the theme of Mesmerising Eyes. Entries need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and with the completed online booking form.
Entry is £25 and you can enter as many times as you wish. Lecturers can also enter their students to see if they have got what it takes to win the category. All digital entries must be in colour with a minimum of 300dpi.
If you haven’t already, put your skills to the test and show off your talent in our Warpaint Championships. You can register for one of the categories here. Entries in all categories at the Professional Beauty show will cost £10 for students and £25 for professionals. The deadline for the competition entries is 10am on 23rd February. Don’t forget to register your model too here.
Never ones to rest on our laurels, we’ve changed things up a little and have given our bodypainters their own dedicated day – Sunday 26th February. Our Bodypainting category is once again judged by two of the UK’s leading names – Jennie Roberts and Catriona Finlayson from Paintopia – who are this year joined on the judging panel by Brierley Thorpe, winner of the last two London Championships and reigning Pro Artist from 2016.
With a nod to St Valentine, the theme is Love is All Around and we’re looking for exceptional work, either brush and sponge or airbrush, combined with costume, headpiece and innovative use of props. Again an inspiration board is required to be presented.
Monday 27th February sees the floor open up to the competitors in Real Beauty, Runway and Film & TV. Given two hours to complete their looks, our team of judges are looking for exceptional creativity, attention to detail and outstanding skills.
The French Revolution is the theme for our Film & TV category. Judged by film make-up designer Nadia Stacey and SFX artist Mike Peel, contestants are required to design and make-up a character from the French Revolutionary period from 1789 to 1799. This character can be male or female and suitable costume must be sourced.
Runway competitors are taking inspiration from 20th Century British Fashion Designers and creating an homage to the one they love the most. Whether transported to the ‘50s by Hardy Amies or the ‘90s with Alexander McQueen, this category asks capture the essence of their work, combining styling, nails, hair and make-up. Remember that your finished look needs to work at a distance as well as close up. Tiffany Kissler, Director of Style and Make-up Artistry at Vincent Longo Cosmetics, and fashion make-up artist, Terri Pace, will be judging this category.
Real Beauty tasks entrants to create a look for a Spring Wedding, given 90 minutes for the daytime look. The additional challenge is to adapt your bride’s make-up to an evening look in another 30 minutes, using only four products. All hair and make-up must be done in the allotted time. This category is about creating a look for real women, not a professional model, and is judged on your ability to bring out the subject’s natural features, as well as application and technique. Style her to perfection from top to toe. Make sure you bring your Mood Board to show the inspiration for your work. Judges Shana Joseph, National Education and Artistry Manager of Bobbi Brown UK and Ireland, will be putting entrants through their paces.
Warpaint invites colleges from across the UK to enter their students for a chance to win the College Cup. Points are allotted to the winner of each category, and the college with the highest amount of points at the end of the day wins the cup. Each college can enter five students for a chance to win prizes for the team, the winning student and their lecturer.