Former Warpaint Make-Up Championship winners share advice on what it takes to win

The Warpaint Make-up Championship recognises the next generation of industry talent in the world of make-up and body painting. Winning a category also wins you acclaim among your peers and places you above the competition in your field.

Here, former winners share their advice on what it takes to win and what the accolade means to them:

“I was absolutely thrilled to win the body painting category. I would say that the impact of my design gave me an edge compared to my competitors. Placing in the top three at a recognised competition definitely helps to raise an artist's profile within the industry and can persuade clients when they’re looking to book an artist, so I’m very grateful to the judges for selecting my piece” – Brierley Thorpe, 2015 Body Painting winner

“I always enter the awards with the intention of having fun and learning from the experience. I think my winning designs were successful because I did a lot of research and came up with ideas with a twist. I also had an unusual and detailed mood board that linked my design with the look of the model to create a uniform piece. The big plus about entering the competition is getting your work seen and meeting people. I’m very proud to have won” – Angela Youngs, 2015 winner of SFX and Pro Artis

“The Warpaint competition is one of the most exciting experiences I’ve ever been part of. I was really satisfied with my final outcome in terms of make-up, hair styling and outfit, and I’m glad that the judges agreed on that. Winning has opened up new job opportunities and I would definitely encourage all talented professionals to take part in this amazing challenge” – Azzurra Cogotti, 2015 Fashion winner

The 2017 Warpaint Make-up Championships are taking place on 26-27 February at London ExCeL as part of Professional Beauty London.

Find out more information about the competition and the categories you can enter, as well as how to download the competition pack HERE.