Warpaint competition announces make-up artist winners

It was a record turnout for the Warpaint make-up competition held at Professional Beauty 2016 yesterday. More than 100 make-up artists from across the UK met at Excel to battle it out across five categories. Experts in bodypainting, TV and film make-up, fashion and more showed off their skills on the show floor under the keen eye of judges including Rankin, Mike Peel, Armand Beasley and Joey Bevan.

The winners were:

TV & Film
Theme: Post Apocalypse
1st: Becky Kerton
2nd: Faye Booth
3rd: Mollie Nash
Highly commended: Erin Pearson
Judges: Mike Peel and Hannah Wing

Theme: Circus
1st: Brierley Thorpe
2nd: Suzanna Forrister-Beer
3rd: Angela Youngs
Highly commended: Lauren Ambrose
Judges: Jennie Roberts and Catriona Finlayson

Real Beauty
Theme: Beach Babe to Full Moon Party
1st: Emily White
2nd: Annijia Mealin
3rd: Georgia Cuddihy
Highly commended: Fiona McFarlane
Judges: Armand Beasley, Sarah Goodall and Vikki Muse

Theme: Tribal Beauty
1st: Lauren Owen
2nd: Nicolle Williams
3rd: Chane Ghuman
Highly commended: Azzurra Cogotti
Judges: Joey Bevan, Chloe Gamblin and Kelly Hicks

Theme: Festival Beauty
1st: Chloe Winslade
2nd: Lauren Owen
3rd: Monique van Wijnbergen
Highly commended: Liz Bylett
Judge: Rankin

Rising Star: Lauren Owen

Pro Artist: Brierley Thorpe

College Cup
sponsored by Delamar Academy
Winner: East Surrey College

More images of the competitors' fabulous work can be viewed on the Warpaint website.