October 10th, 2014
Last weekend saw the live stage element of competition for the The Illamasqua Distinction in Make-up Artistry Awards 2014, which was held at BAFTA on London’s Piccadilly. The Awards were created to celebrate undiscovered talent and give aspiring make-up artists and beauty enthusiasts the chance to showcase their work in front of the industry’s leading professionals, and 2014 hasn’t disappointed.
There are four awards categories encompassing all levels of experience:
Working Professional Make-up Artist (Make-up Artists activly working within the Film, TV, Fashion, Editorial, Theatre & Beauty Industries)
Make-up Student (Students currently enrolled on a full or part time make-up course)
Non-Professional (Beauty Bloggers, Bloggers, Self-taught artists and make-up enthusiasts)
The Judging process comprises of three rounds. Round one is Photographic, where entrants must send two photos of their original make-up work; one beauty and one fantasy / Avante Garde look.
Round two is the Live Final, which was held last weekend and has three stages:
Stage 1: Live Creation. The contestants had 60 minutes to create their looks and judged on technical skills, professionalism, hygiene and station set-up.
Stage 2: Presentation. Contestants then presented their mood board and the pathway to their creation in front of curtain judges and were marked on mood board, make-up design, relevance to brief, creativity, flare and overall look.
Stage 3: Photo Shoot. The contestants were given the chance to direct their shoot and choose their final image to be used in the public vote round.
Round 3: Public Vote. All finalists’ images are available to view on the Illamasqua Facebook page for the public to vote for their favourite look within each category.
To vote, click ‘like’ on the image for the contestant to gain votes. Voting closes Midnight on Saturday 12th October 2014, so please follow the category heading links below to vote for your favourite.