Professional Beauty Makeup Competition Winners

April 8th, 2022

April 8th, 2022

Last weekend saw the return of Professional Beauty London and with it a live makeup competition.  Emma Rutherford, our Editorial Director, was delighted to be asked to be a judge, alongside industry experts Armand Beasley, Cathyanne Mac Allister, Dean Rudd, Emma Kotch, Gemma Horner, Jack Oliver, Jo Sugar, Julia Townend, Kamanzaa Amihyia, Leigh Easthope, Martin Carter, Millie Kendall, Megan Thomas, Phyliss Cohen and Tania Grier.

Competion director Lan Nguyen Grealis oversaw categories for both student and professional MUAs, each showcasing the skills it takes to become an expert in the industry.  Across Saturday and Sunday MUAs competed in Bodypainting – themed ‘’illusions and camouflage”; Film – themed “film noir”; Editorial – where the looks were inspired by the late fashion designer Thierry Mugler and Bridal, which saw MUAs create mood boards and style their models from head to toe to compliment the look.  The final category, Image Award, was based on the upcoming make-up trends for AW22 and took place off the show floor.


The winners of the 2022 Professional Beauty London Make-Up Competition 2022 were:

Bodypainting – Illusions and camouflage

Learner Recognition Award – Lucy Froggat


Film – Film Noir

First – Miriam Bibi


Second – Tamara Ambra Chambilla Fodde


Third –Karmen Cheung


Editorial – Thierry Mugler

First – Martina Derosa


Second – Chloe Thomas


Third – Anoushka Kawalska



First – Karolina Adomaviciene


Second – Emily Turnbull


Third – Racheal Adedigba


Image Award – AW22

First – Ella Carr


Second – Roos James


Third – Caitlin Lynch


Listen to Lan Nguyen Grealis’s Power of Makeup Podcast here.  Lan also hosts masterclasses and workshops for groups in education at schools at her new dedicated space in Studio One Makeup located in Urban Retreat Knightsbridge.


Register for Warpaint’s makeup and bodypainting competitions taking place at UMAE Liverpool on Sunday 24th and Monday 24th April 2022.


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