National Student Makeup Competition – Meet the Judges

October 31st, 2022

October 31st, 2022

The Warpaint Extra National Student Makeup Competition takes place on Friday 25th November, at Look Good Live, Coventry Building Society Arena.

Judged by leading experts from the Makeup Industry, there are five categories for students to enter.

Bridal – Winter Bride

Design the perfect look to complement the fur, feathers and velvet of a Christmas wedding.  This category will be judged by MUAs Glamour Gran Ann and Victoria Louise MUA.

Born in Glasgow into a family of poverty and mental health challenges, Ann has developed and shared her make up artistry skills for over 40 years.  At 67 years young, she has successfully grown globally, with a large audience reach across social media, as well as hosting events and performing demonstrations.

Ann believes that no matter the age, younger or more mature, we can work and help one another no matter what.  She is a passionate, motivational speaker and an advocate for mental health speaking on an authentic level. Her mission is to take her message to the world and help others discover their true potential.


Victoria Robinson, aka Victoria Louise MUA, is a freelance MUA and Educator teaching the next generation of Beauty Therapists & Make up Artists.

She has been in the Industry for 24 years and has won numerous awards for her make up skills.  Her work includes TV, Film & Theatre as well as working freelance on weddings for a number of years. She has a real passion for what she does.


Bodypainting – The 12 Days of Christmas

With partridges, leaping lords, gold rings and farmyard creatures in the mix, you sholdn’t be short of inspiration!  This category will be judged by renowned body artists Cat Finlayson and Emma Cammack


Cat discovered face painting whilst teaching in zoos.  After starting her own face art business in 2000, she won UK Professional Face Painter of the Year and was 5th in the World, and then branched out into bodypainting, becoming one of the UK’s first full-time residential face painters.  Over the last few years she has also added Cricut Ambassador & Artisan to her impressive list of job titles, as she finds the machine frees her creativity and is involved in most aspects of her body art.  She placed 10th at this year’s World Body Paint World Championships, in the Brush and Sponge Paint category, painting on model Izabela Kowalewska.


Emma has been working as a bodypainter for the past 30 years. Her work has been featured in editorial, advertising, television, magazines, as fine art, on packaging, as live body art installations and more. Emma was a judge on Skin Wars and Skin Wars Fresh Paint. Emma’s recent work explores empowerment, self-love and body positivity. She is a passionate advocate of the power of bodypaint to promote self-confidence. Her work on TV shows such as Naked Beach in the UK and No Body is Perfect for German TV explore this.


Fashion – Colour Blocks

From TikTok to the runways, Colour Blocking is all the rage again for 2022, and this year’s take includes bright hues, vivid statement pieces and unexpected colour pairings.

This category is judged by Yasmin Heinz and Sean Maloney.

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.  Her latest book, in English, is the visually opulent coffee table beauty and art book Elements – The Art Of Make-Up displays Yasmin’s breath-taking work, using the human face as her canvas.


Celebrity make-up artist to the stars Sean Maloney is known for working with names such as Lily Allen, Chelsee Healey, Katie Mcglyn, Katie Salmon, Holly Hagen, Kendall Rae Knight, Hayley Hughes, Emma Woodhams, Chloe Crowhurst, Amy Childs, Amy Willerton, Jasmine Walia, Jess Impiazzi, Chloe Khan, Jessica Cunningham, Sian Marie, Taylor Ward and Zara Holland, as well as Pretty Little Thing, Boohoo, InTheStyle, Channel 4, BBC, ITV, Netflix, MTV, and many more. He has his own make up academy, product line and has toured the UK and Australia with exclusive masterclasses


Character – Tim Burton movies

Get inspired by the mighty Tim Burton.  From Edward Scissorhands, Mars Attacks! and Ed Wood, through Beetlejuice, Corpse Bride and The Nightmare Before Christmas, to Alice, Dumbo and Frankenweenie – what inspires you?

The category will be judged by Tanya Noor.

Tanya trained at London college of fashion and has been a make-up artist for around 30 years. She has worked in all areas of the industry including: T.V, Film, Theatre and Fashion as well as teaching. She was head of the make-up department at Phantom of the Opera (the brilliant original London production) for over 20 years and was also part of the main make up team for the Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies for London 2012. She has worked on many other live events including: Fashion Rocks, The Brits, The Royal Variety Performance, Comic Relief and the Olivier Awards and Most recently for TV & film on The Crown, The Great, Mission Impossible and James Bond. Tanya is deputy course leader at London College of Fashion on the BA Hons Degree course in hair make up and prosthetics for performance. She also has taught on HND and degree specialist make up courses at numerous colleges/universities as well as private workshops. She also has her own business Get Set Go Bags ltd, designing and selling industry standard HMUA on set and kit bags.


Creative – ‘90s Nostalgia

From Mr Blobby, B*witched’s double denim and Spice Girls with girl power, to Live & Kicking and Gladiators – the list is endless.  Let your creativity shine!

This category will be judged by internationally renowned artists Angela Youngs and Daniel Kerry.

Angela has been face painting for approximately fifteen years.  A multi-award winning painter, she has painted both in the UK and abroad.  She is professional, prompt and has a sense of fun.  She is passionate about her job and teaches in several colleges, inspiring other artists.  Various clients include: The BRITS, IKEA, Floating Festivals, Tough Mudder, Lidl Mudder, Burger King and Snazaroo.  She was recently crowned the 2022 Face Champion at the Helsinki SFX Makeup Competition.


Daniel has always had a keen interest in SFX since his school days when he experimented with making prosthetics with copydex! He has since taken courses with John Woodbridge and Neil Gorton and learned the proper way to use materials.  He has been a professional actor since 1991 with vast experience in film, television, radio, theatre and commercial markets.  He uses any excuse to create and apply stage makeup, prosthetics and bald caps to both himself and his fellow actors. Daniel has experience in bodypainting, airbrush tattoos and creating headdresses for walkabout characters, dancers and many other clients.  He regularly makes commissions, including Hallowe’en characters for English Heritage.


About the competition

Entry costs £30 per category which includes 1 entry into the competition and 2 standard entries in to Look Good Live.  Minimum age is 14 years.

All competitors will receive an amazing MONU Skincare gift pack worth over £50!  Family and friends can book tickets and watch the students take part in the competitions too.

The winners in each category will get a certificate, and the top three placed students will receive a goody bag.


To enter the competition click here.

To buy tickets for the show click here.


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