July 29th, 2020
We are really pleased to announce the winner of our latest challenge. It’s a little later than we originally said – sorry to have kept you all on tenterhooks – but we had such amazing entries it took longer to make the decision than we anticipated!
The challenge was set up and sponsored by award-winning makeup artist Lan Nguyen-Grealis and ran in conjunction with beauty hygiene experts, The Pro Hygiene Collection. We wanted entrants to celebrate the integral connection between art and makeup; finding inspiration in works of beauty both ancient and modern. As well as creating a complete look, entrants needed to provide Lan with a mood board to illustrate the inspiration behind their entries and take us along the journey of creation.
The winner gets an incredible prize worth over £500, consisting of a one-to-one Zoom makeup lesson from Lan herself; a Revolution Pro x Lan Nguyen palette; a signed copy of her book ProMakeup Design; an original piece of Lan’s own artwork; along with £150 worth of much needed PPE and products from The Pro Hygiene Collection.
Thank you to everyone who took part, the standard of entries was really high.
Our winner is @elvismua’s tribute to Yayoi Kusama. The line work on the circle is stunning, particularly incorporating the cupids bow into it. We also loved the pop of colour above the eye, and the simple but effective mood board.
Our runner up (it was a very close call) is @megans_makeovers17 and her Van Gogh inspired piece. The brushwork on this was lovely, and the design was very recognizable from the original, executed very well. We really loved the star design on the lids which really drew the eye.
Special mentions also to @luc.makeup for the Picasso inspired makeup – a difficult piece which was executed well. Keep working on those lines and you’ll nail it.
Also @thuy_makeupartist for the Ming Ceramics – we loved the fish scales and the simple placement.
And to student @ssean_makeup with his landscape work – we really like this but we’d suggest prepping the face more to make the paint sit better on the skin.
We also liked @zmeilingerartwork’s Hungarian piece but unfortunately this had to be discounted as it was entered well after the closing deadline.
Our next challenge is in conjunction with Illamasqua the makeup brand for professionals. We will announce the details very soon so keep an eye on our site and social channels.
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