Professional Beauty Makeup Competition Winners 2023

March 14th, 2023

March 14th, 2023

Last weekend (Sunday 5th and Monday 6th March) both student and professional make-up artists had their brushes at the ready and put their skills to the test to be crowned winners at Professional Beauty London’s 2023 Make-Up Competition.

Lan Art and Makeup Challenge

Lan Nguyen Grealis

The competition, directed by leading MUA Lan Nguyen Grealis, saw make-up artists compete in five categories over two-days, each showcasing the skills it takes to become a top name in the industry.  Our Publisher and Editorial Director Emma Rutherford was delighted to join the judging panel, along with other industry professionals Yasmin Heinz, Armand Beasley, Jennifer Jane, Louise Young, Martin Carter, Jo Sugar, Phyllis Cohen, James Mac, Tanya Noor, Diana Kennedy and Yong-Chin Breslin

On the Sunday, MUAs competed in the Bodypainting category, with looks centred around the theme of The Greatest Painters Of Our Time, the Editorial category, where competitors created iconic show looks inspired by Savage Beauty – Alexander McQueen, and the Film category, where MUAs were tasked with creating a modern character from a recognisable cartoon franchise Disney.

On Monday, MUAs were tasked with creating a classic bridal look in the Bridal category. There was also a category which took place off the floor – the Image Award, with a theme of Life in Colour.

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


Editorial – inspired by Savage Beauty – Alexander McQueen

Winner: Katy Gerrans


Film – creating a modern character from a recognizable cartoon franchise Disney

Winner: Ruby Gaffney


Bodypaint – The Greatest Painters Of Our Time


Winner: Nicola Arnold


Bridal – Classic Bridal Look

Winner: Elena Dragomir


Creative Image Award, Life in colour.

Winner: Jessie Hawkins


Photocredits: Lan Nguyen Grealis


The next Warpaint Extra Makeup competition takes place in person at UMAE, Sunday 25th March, The Hilton Hotel, Albert Dock, Liverpool.

Deadline for entries is at 10am on Friday 24th March 2023. Enter via the online form here.



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