UMAExpo Makeup Competition Winners

April 8th, 2023

April 8th, 2023

Liverpool hosted UMA Expo again this year, and we crowned the winners of our most recent Makeup Competition.  Students battled it out on Monday 27th March in front of the some of the top names in the industry.  A massive thank you to our judges and brand supporters: Cat Finlayson, Emma Cammack, Eugénie Bril, Miki Evue, Yasmin Heinz, Victoria Louise, Jennifer Jane, Laura Phipps, Marshall Julius, Tanya Noor, Lisa Anderson, Shelen, Cameleon, 2LoveMy, Airbase, Royal & Langnickel Brushes, The Makeup Armoury, Essentials by Samantha Helen and Peaches & Cream.

Well done to all competitors and congratulations to our worthy winners.


Fashion Category – Theme: Punk Fashion

Student Winners

Winner – Lauren Mitchell (University Centre at Salford City)

2nd – Grace Davis (City of Liverpool)

3rd – Emily King (UCB) with judges Yasmin Heinz and Miki Evue.


Professional MUA Winners

Winner – Miruna Antofe with the judges

2nd – Lucy McKeown

3rd – Eva Richardson


Character Category – Theme: House of the Dragon

Winner – Melanie Thomas (Preston College)

2nd – Tina Oldfield (UCB) with judges Laura Phipps and Marshall Julius

3rd- Stella Cheyne (Runshaw College) with the judges


Bridal Category – Theme: Dramatic Bride

Winner – Ivanka Troncheva (UCEN), also winner of the Rising Star award, with judges Victoria Louise and Jennifer Jane

2nd – Mia Halpern (University Centre at Salford City)

3rd – Chelsea Saber (Final Checks)


Creative Category – Theme: Drag Stars

Winner – Leon Ivic (Bradford College) with judge Lisa Anderson

2nd – Lucy Stephens (Riverside College) with Lisa

3rd – Jessie Hawkins (Final Checks)


Bodypaint Category – Theme: Old Masters

Student Winners

Winner – Freya Padgett (Runshaw College) with judge Cat Finlayson

2nd – Eleanor Goodman (Riverside College)

3rd – Keira Sutch (Runshaw College)


Bodypainting Pro Participant

Rachel Duffy


College Cup

University Centre at Salford City College



1st prize bundle for Character Category winner

1st prize bundle for Bodypainting winner

1st prize bundle for Bridal, Creative and Fashion category winners


Professional photographs by Graham Cann, The Glass Factory Studio.


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