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.

How competing has helped Kane develop his skills.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Professional demeanour

  • Safe working practices

  • Professional attitude

  • Effective interaction with the client

  • High level of skill and dexterity

  • Management of time allocation

  • Ergonomic working methods

Entry criteria

  • There is no limit to the number of entries per organisation but organisations are strongly encouraged to use the pre-competition activity to introduce their competitors to (and prepare them for) competition work and to select their best representatives.
  • This is an individual competition.
  • Entries will be accepted from competitors who must be familiar with the core competencies below and be currently studying for an appropriate Level 2/3 Makeup qualification.
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competencies below

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register between 27 February – 24 March 2023

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

Competitors take part in competitions in venues across the UK or online

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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