Body Painting Competition


Body Painting Competition

Level: Professional (4 hours) and Student (3 hours)
Model: Any gender and aged over 16 
Style:  Top to toe – makeup, hair and clothing
Theme:  Elements – Earth, Wind, Fire and Water

2024's Body painting 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.

Key points are your interpretation of theme, application, uses of adornment to enhance work and technique, as well as marking the design for the face and consideration for fellow competitors.

Disciplines allowed: airbrush, brush and sponge combined (you may use all or any these).  

Stencils are permitted, but only for up to 15% of the overall design.  

Nude painting is prohibited, and models must wear suitable protective underwear and professional standard nipple covers.  

Mood boards are compulsorary making up 10% of the overall marks, and must be no larger in size than A3.

How To Enter

Entry fees for the Professional Beauty make-up competitions are £35 for professionals and £20 for students.

To enter the body painting competition:

  1. Register for your free ticket to Professional Beauty London 2024
  2. Go to the 'What's On' section and click the Make-Up Competitions.
  3. Choose the category/categories you would like to enter.
  4. Add to basket and follow through to checkout.

The deadline for entries is 10am on Thursday 29th February.

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Competition Rules

Students paint the front of the upper body only and may costume the head and lower body to match their design. Pros paint the entire body.

All models must have underwear / covers fitted away from any public area. 
Only professional paint, make-up products, adhesives and removers may be used. 

Pants/G Strings
Bras / Nipple covers
Wigs, hairpieces, false hair, head dresses, hats, etc. 
Eco glitter

Latex gussets
Blister plasters 
Contact lenses
Plastic based glitter or craft glitter

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