Impressive results from Elite Hamilton makeup competition

Impressive results from Elite Hamilton makeup competition

A joint makeup competition by Wendy Hill Cosmetics and the Elite International School of Beauty & Spa Therapies Hamilton campus produced some outstanding results.

Around a dozen beauty therapy students took part in the competition, which had two sections – a 1920s Gatsby Glamour category and an Avant-Garde section.

Anna Meikle won the 1920's Gatsby Glamour category, thanks to her screen-siren inspired makeup details, while Jessie Dixon won the Avant-Garde section with a well executed Day of the Dead sugar skull.

Therapist Jessie Dixon (with model Mahia Keepa-Hale) who won Avant-Garde section with a well executed Day of the Dead sugar skull, with Tiffany on the right
Therapist Anna Meikle (with model Caitlin Meikle) winner of 1920's Gatsby Glamour category, thanks to her screen-siren inspired makeup details. Tiffany is on the right.

Elite Hamilton Campus Manager, Donna O’Callaghan, was delighted with the very high level of artistic talent demonstrated by her students, but she says the biggest benefit was the huge boost in confidence in the students.

“We set up the competition to give the students an opportunity to do something interesting and to give them the opportunity to express themselves,” Donna says. “They work very hard on their studies throughout the year, and we thought the competition would give them something different and something a bit more light hearted and fun to do.

“The first thing that struck us was the very high level of makeup skills they demonstrated which we didn’t expect, but the really unexpected benefit was the positive effect that it has had on their self-confidence. It has been really noticeable in some of them that their level of confidence has increased markedly since the competition.”

The General Manager of Wendy Hill Cosmetics, Tiffany Clarke - who joined Donna and Kirsty Barkle from radio station ZM Hamilton to judge the competition - was surprised at the high level of makeup skills shown by the entrants.

“There is obviously a large pool of makeup talent on the Campus,” she says. “The quality of the makeup application and the creativity shown in the innovative designs was way beyond what we expected to see, which made the judging very difficult.

“Really, the results were of a standard that we would expect to see in makeup artists with a lot more training and practical experience.”

Tiffany was also impressed with the work that the Elite staff put into the competition in decorating the campus to match the competition themes, and also the wonderful array of 1920’s Flapper outfits, provided by a flapper enthusiast in Te Awamutu.

Entrants in the 1920s Gatsby Glamour category, 
with clothing to match
Entrants in the Avant-Garde section

Posted: Fri 23 May 2014