September 25th, 2019
We’re counting down to the Warpaint Championships being held on Monday 14th October at Event City Manchester as part of Professional Beauty North which takes place on 13th and 14th October. For full details of the categories and all the competition information, click here.
Let’s meet the people with the tough job of judging all the entries.
Real Beauty Category
Armand Beasley is back again to judge our Real Beauty category. A hugely in-demand celebrity make-up artist, he has worked with the likes of Goldie Hawn, Natasha Hamilton and Michelle Keegan.
Founder and style director of luxury on-demand beauty service Artisté, Thomas Hope has over 16 years’ experience in the hair and beauty industry and a team of highly experienced Artisté professionals at his side. He uses his creative spirit and passion for the client experience to make every service a pure indulgence and artists who work with him are able to choose when they work safe in the knowledge that their fee is guaranteed.
Founder of bodypainting festival Paintopia and collaborator with us in Warpaintopia, Jennie’s worked on a huge array of projects and is an experienced teacher of body painting. She’s knows what to look for in a college and will only offer her teaching services at the best.
Award-winning bodypainter and artist, Emma Cammack specialises in creating illusions, tricking the eye into seeing something that is not there, painted clothes, altered body image, making models vanish into backgrounds. Her work has featured in editorial, advertising and on TV over the last 24 years, including Naked Beach. She is also a judge on the US reality TV bodypainting competition Skin Wars and the spin off Skin Wars Fresh Paint.
Revered by the global pioneers in the beauty and fashion industries, Yasmin Heinz’s unique artistry is inspired by the creative spirit of London, the place she calls home. With her work gracing the pages of Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Vanity Fair among many publications, Yasmin has collaborated on the international stage with the likes of Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Dior and Vivienne Westwood. She has also worked with supermodels Alex Wek, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Elle McPherson and has published her first English book: Elements – The Art Of Makeup.
Assisting Yasmin is Carole Lindsey from VTCT, who are partnering the student categories of the Warpaint North Championships 2019.
Film and TV Category
Stuart Bray specialises in all the processes involved in prosthetic and make-up effects, from their design and sculpture to the moulding, casting and final application. Growing up in the golden age of the FX industry of the 1980s, he never stood a chance to do anything else.
A freelance make-up effects artist since 1994, Stuart’s career has seen him work on many film and TV features, including Saving Private Ryan, The Mummy 1 & 2, Shaun of the Dead, Gladiator, Stardust, Game of Thrones, Dr Strange, The Crown and Dr Who.
Still working on shows as well as teaching, he also writes regularly for Prosthetics Magazine, Makeup Artist Magazine and his blog LearnMakeupEffects.com. He also produces and co-presents the podcast Battles wIth Bits of Rubber with fellow artist Todd Debreceni, author of the book Special Makeup Effects for Stage & Screen.
If you have technical makeup questions, be sure to stop and ask him, and grab a Podcast merch sticker! Always armed with a pad and pen, it’s his thing.
Former winner of this category, Angela Youngs runs a theatre company along with her husband which involves writing, costume, props and performing. This led her to enter a Warpaint competition and her bodypainting and prosthetics have grown from there. She now paints for many performers and dancers and has won several awards for her incredible creations, alongside appearance at UMAE, IMATS London and The Prosthetics Event.
If competing isn’t your bag, you can register to attend and view the competitors’ work. Use the link here to order your free ticket.