A Commercial Makeup artist needs to have a broad range of common skills, but can specialise in different types of makeup and application techniques in order to give a polished, flawless finish to any given brief.

They will be expected to demonstrate their skills as makeup artists within dynamic and challenging media environments, working on precise briefs, against demanding time constraints and within limited working space

The competition focuses on the role and tasks of a Commercial Makeup Artist, working to a given theme, demanding creativity and imagination, excellent attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure – all whilst demonstrating patience, concentration and good time management.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Professionalism

  • Health and Safety Knowledge

  • Customer Service Skills

  • Time Management

  • Dexterity

  • Creativity

  • Attention To Detail

  • Communication Skills

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • There is no limit to the number of entries per organisation
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competencies below and be currently studying for/achieved an appropriate Level 2/3 Makeup qualification within the last two years

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register before 14 May

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions at their local college, training provider centre or work place, or, take part in an online competition

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

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