Pros Challenge

The Pros Challenge

March 1st, 2021

March 1st, 2021

As Spring begins to spread its colour and warmth, our first Warpaint Challenge for 2021 offers a prize packed with goodies from a diverse collection of UK pro makeup artists, who run their own brands alongside their successful careers.  From the worlds of film, tv, theatre, editorial and red carpet come products by Louise Young, Tanya Noor, Julia Townend and Nadira V Persaud – all packed into a Get-Set-Go Bag for you.

Entitled #TheProsChallenge, your task is to create a piece of original work using Spring as your theme.  Take your inspiration from the new life that’s beginning to grow and show itself in our gardens, parks and open spaces.

The rules

Your work must be on yourself or someone you share your home or social bubble with.

Cosmetic products only are to be used, no craft paints, craft glitters, etc.

Submissions are to be a maximum of three good quality images and/or one video.  Post these on your wall.  If you post them in stories they will have expired before the judging and will not be included.

Entrants must tag @warpaint_mag, @lycosmetics, @getsetgobags, @jt_makeup_studio and @nadiramakeupandhair in their entries.  Tags must be in the photographs not just the caption or they will not be visible for the judging panel.

The work submitted must be new and entries must be specifically created for this competition.

The prize is valued at over £150 and comprises of a set of short handled eye and brow brushes from Louise Young brushes, a copy of Timeless: A Century of Iconic Looks by Louise Young and Loulia Sheppard; a Medium Spotty bag from Get-Set-Go Bags; the Nutcracker set of glitters from JT Makeup Studio; and a copy of Press Here! Face Workouts for Beginners by Nadira V Persaud.

Louise Young brush set12 Days of Christmas 2020Julia Townend

Nadira V Persaud

The competition will be judged by the Pros and the Warpaint team and closing date is 17:00 (GMT) on Saturday 13th March.  The winner will be announced on Wednesday 17th March.

The Pros and the prizes

Louise Young – with a 30-year career under her belt, Louise’s work spans film, theatre, tv and fashion.  She combines this with her Louise Young Cosmetics brand which offers a range of brushes and cosmetics, and her book Timeless: A Century of Iconic Looks written with Loulia Sheppard is the definitive step-by-step guide to recreating the most striking looks of the 20th century.  Louise is giving a selection of brushes and a copy of her book.

Tanya Noor – the former head of make-up for Phantom of the Opera as well as owning her own brand, Get Set Go Bags, Tanya has 25 years’ experience in the industry.  Having trained at the London College of Fashion, she now teaches widely while theatres remain closed.   Tanya is giving a Medium Spotty bag.

Tanya Noor

Julia Townend – formerly heading up the legendary makeup course at West Thames College, Julia’s been in the industry for more than 30 years.  After relocating to her hometown of Leeds, she now combines running her successful school, JT Makeup Studio, with her eponymous glitter brand and continues to work in film, tv and theatre.  Julia is giving a selection of her glitters.

Julia Townend

Nadira V Persaud – known for her distinctive signature style, Nadira has worked with clients in beauty, fashion and advertising as well as the arts, music, film and TV for over 20 years.  Her recent book, Press Here! Face Workouts for Beginners shows her focus on feeling looking good as well as looking good, and she is giving a copy of this as part of the prize.


Terms and conditions

The decision of the judges is final.  Prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.   International entries are welcome but you will be responsible for any import duties or custom charges that may be payable if you win.


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