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PB London 24 – Makeup Comp

February 19th, 2024

February 19th, 2024

Our first in-person competition of the year is at Professional Beauty London, at the ExCeL centre on 3rd and 4th March.  Hosted by renowned MUA Lan Nguyen-Grealis and our own Editorial Director, Emma Rutherford, this gives both student and professional MUAs an opportunity to showcase their talent and take their skills to the next level.  Entering the competition gives you a chance to receive valuable feedback, demonstrate your experience in a professional setting and network with inspirational professionals. PB London Makeup Competition

PB London Makeup Competition

There are six categories to take part in.  Five are live on the floor of the show: Bodypaint, Bridal, Catwalk, Creative and Character.  The sixth is Insta Makeup which takes place off the floor.  Read on for more details of each category and how to enter.

 

Bodypaint

Professionals: Sunday 3rd March, 10:00-14:00

Students: Sunday 3rd March, 10:00-13:00

 

2024’s Bodypaint category looks to the classical Elements of Earth, Wind, Fire and Water for inspiration and entrants will create a design that takes this to another level. Our judges are looking for exceptional work, either brush and sponge or airbrush, combined with costume, headpiece and innovative use of props.  See details of the judges here.

 

Bridal

Professionals: Sunday 3rd March, 10:30-12:30

Students: Monday 4th March, 10:30-12:30

PB London Makeup Competition

Whether your bride wants Old Hollywood Glamour on her big day, enhancing her own natural beauty or following heritage and traditional clothing, your task is to create a look that will entrance even the most demanding of clients. Capture your bride’s essence with flawless makeup, hair, nails and styling. Remember that your finished look needs to work at a distance as well as close.

 

Insta Make-up

Theme: Astrology. Create a photo you would be proud to showcase on your business Instagram page. This image could showcase you, your skills, and your creativity! Provide a short video reel or image step by step with your entry for evidence. Submit your design pre-show and shortlisted entries will be showcased in a gallery at #PBLondon.  Send entries to molly.c@thepbgroup.com by 23rd February 2024.

 

Catwalk

Professionals: Monday 4th March, 10:30-12:30

Students: Monday 4th March, 10:30-12:30

PB London Makeup Competition

Considered one of the most unconventional and outspoken fashion designers in the world, Dame Vivienne Westwood rose to fame in the late 1970s when her early designs helped shape the look of the punk rock movement. Constantly ahead of the curve, where she led other designers followed. Her environmental activism in her latter years typified her strong beliefs. Capture the essence of her unconventional styling, blending nails, hair and make-up to recreate the level of fearlessness that she brought to the runway. Remember that your finished look needs to work at a distance as well as close up.

 

Character

Professionals: Monday 4th March, 10:30-12:30

Students: Monday 4th March, 10:30-12:30

Taking your influence from one of the many shows running in London’s West End during 2023, your task is to take a well-known stage character and give it your own personal twist. You must incorporate prosthetic pieces within your design, which are then to be coloured with either brush, sponge or airbrush. Remember that your finished look needs to work at a distance as well as close up.

 

Creative

Professionals: Monday 4th March, 10:30-12:30

Students: Monday 4th March, 10:30-12:30

PB London Makeup Competition

This category asks you to create a creative look worthy of a front cover. Detailed and intricate, impress our judges with your eye for colour and creativity. Remember that your finished look needs to work at the closest of scrutiny.

 

Entrance costs £20 per category for students and £35 per category for professionals.

To enter, register for Professional Beauty London, navigate to what’s on and select the categories you would like to enter and book your chosen categories.  Make sure you read the rules relating to your category.

Registration closes 23rd February for the Insta Makeup Category and at 10am 29th February for all other categories.

 

 

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