Student makeup competition winner named

Student makeup competition winner named

D’artagnan Dunlop of the NZ Institute of Electrolysis and Beauty Therapy in Palmerston North, was the winner of the 2014 Wendy Hill Cosmetics Student Bridal Makeup competition.

Wendy Hill Cosmetics General Manager, Tiffany Pule, says the level of student makeup skills evident in entries in the competition was impressive, and shows that standards are continuing to improve year on year, which is a credit to the passion and talent of the students themselves, and also a credit to industry tutors who are teaching makeup skills to a high professional level.

“There were three outstanding entries this year, which were separated by the smallest of margins, making judging particularly difficult,” Tiffany says. “In recognition of that closeness, in addition to the winner, the judges awarded two special Highly Commended awards.”

These were awarded to Laura Caird of SIT Invercargill and Jahmin Te Karu of UCOL Wairarapa.

The judges were particularly impressed with D’artagnan’s entry, which achieved an excellent result in all aspects of the makeup. She demonstrated that she has an artist’s eye and a very good understanding of photographic makeup technique. The foundation was flawless, as was the overall makeup, which was classic and modern and accentuated the model’s best features and was perfect for her.

To learn how D’artagnan created her winning makeup, read her explanation of how she created this gorgeous look.

Laura Caird, of SIT Invercargill was awarded a special Highly Commended certificate.

Laura Caird of SIT Invercargill (right) with her model, Sofie Seear

The judges said Laura showed a good understanding of quite advanced techniques of face shaping and they were impressed with her choice of colour shades, which suited her model very well. The eye makeup was particularly good, beautifully applied and blended to highlight her model’s lovely eyes.

Jahmin Te Karu of UCOL Wairarapa was also awarded a Highly Commended certificate for her entry, which created a very natural look for a very young bride.

Jahmin Te Karu of UCOL Wairarapa (right) and model Te Ohomaiana Morgan

The judges commented that the makeup was flawless and demonstrated a good understanding of face shaping with very subtle application to bring out the model’s natural beauty. The makeup was simple and appropriate, and created a lovely softly glowing, romantic result. There were 200 entrants to the competition, and Tiffany says it was very obvious that everyone had put a tremendous amount of work and effort into their makeups.

“We would particularly like to thank the tutors for all their hard work and support for the competition,” she says. “We’re delighted to see such widespread backing for it, and it’s particularly lovely to see so many schools now incorporating the competition into their makeup syllabus.”

Regional winners in the competition were:

  • Virginia Smith (Aoraki Christchurch)
  • Caitlin Wallace (Aoraki Dunedin)
  • Monique Verdonk (Aoraki Oamaru)
  • Amy Howey (Aoraki Timaru)
  • Freya Hylkema (Elite Hamilton)
  • Samantha Kahu (Fashion & Faces Rotorua)
  • Katie Yu (MIT)
  • Cindy Grootveld (NorthTec Whangarei)
  • Regina Carvalho (SIT Queenstown)
  • Brittany Henn (UCOL Manawatu)
  • Sommer Breeze (UCOL Wanganui)
  • Zyanne Togiatama (Whitireia Porirua)
  • Dyani Verney (Whitireia Kapiti)
  • Saskia Holden (WINTEC Hamilton)

Posted: Thu 05 Feb 2015