Lauren is a Beauty Therapy student at the New Zealand Institute of Electrolysis and Beauty Therapy and took the New Zealand title when she won this year’s national Wendy Hill Cosmetics Student Award for Professional Photographic Bridal Makeup.
The competition is run by Wendy Hill Cosmetics, in association with industry educators to assist in the support of student studies and the improvement of makeup skills in the beauty profession generally.
It’s the fourth time in the last 13 years that a student from the New Zealand Institute of Electrolysis and Beauty Therapy has won the award.
The competition is judged by makeup artists from the Wendy Hill Cosmetics team, who said Lauren’s entry was outstanding given the level of her professional training to date, and demonstrated that she has an artist’s eye and a very good understanding of photographic makeup techniques.
“From the start of her project to the finished result, it showed her professionalism and creative talent with a well-planned makeup chart and a makeup design that was particularly suitable for her model’s face and personal style,” they said.
“Lauren’s makeup application showed a meticulous artist at work with a good understanding of makeup artistry. Her preparation and foundation application were flawless, and the technical eye work and choice of eye shades enhanced and maximised her model’s beautiful eyes, to highlight her best feature.
“The completed makeup is well balanced - Lauren’s model looks vibrant, modern and timeless and has photographed beautifully.”
The judges consider Lauren has exceptional talent for a young artist, and expressed their hope that she will continue her passion for makeup artistry.
Wendy Hill Cosmetics Managing Director, Tiffany Pule, said there were three outstanding entries this year, which made judging particularly difficult.
In recognition of that closeness, the judges decided to make two special Highly Commended awards, which went to two Diploma in Beauty Therapy students at the Southern Institute of Technology, Shannon McKissock at the Queenstown campus and Yoshani Perera at the Institute’s Invercargill campus.
Posted: Sat 18 Nov 2017