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Commercial Make-up

Commercial Make-up

Commercial Make-Up artists will be expected to demonstrate their skills as make-up artists within dynamic media environments.



The competition focuses on all the essential requirements for a successful career in media make-up.  Competitors will be expected to demonstrate their skills as make-up artists within dynamic media environments.  Competitors must display one or more highly creative finished products that demonstrate knowledge of current fashion trends, make-up and costume design.

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • There is no limit to the number of entries per organisation 
  • must be familiar with the core competences (these can be found in the Tools section below) and have achieved a full Level 2 Make-Up qualification within the last two years and/or are enrolled on a Make-Up programme of study working towards Level 2, Level 3 or Level 4

Steps to taking part in this skills competition

  1. Register to enter this competition by 5 April 2019
  2. Competitors will be invited to submit a photographic entry for initial assessment by 15 April
  3. Shortlisted competitors will be invited to a National Qualifier during Spring/Summer 2019
  4. WorldSkills UK quality assure the results and finalists will be notified by September 2019
  5. Finalists will participate in the UK National Final at the NEC in November 2019 as part of WorldSkills UK LIVE

Please note: this Competition has a preliminary phase, which involves submitting a photographic entry for initial assessment.

Find out more about this preliminary phase

Additional information

  • Download the competition overview and pre-competition activity pack from the Tools section to find out more about this skills competition and help with your preparation.

Heats, dates and venues

29/05/2019 Belfast Met College, Titanic Qtr campus
10/06/2019 New College Lanarkshire, Coatbridge Campus
11/06/2019 Rotherham College, Rotherham campus
12/06/2019 Coleg Cambria, Deeside Campus
17/06/2019 Highbury College Portsmouth, Portsmouth campus
18/06/2019 Weston College, Knightstone Campus
19/06/2019 Kidderminster College, Kidderminster Campus



Coleg Cambria is the competition organising partner for the Commercial Make-Up competition.