Hartlepool students reach final of make-up competition

L-R: Jessica Hamilton Moore, Lauren Davison, Lecturer Tracey Jukes, Lucy Lilley and Charlotte Smith
L-R: Jessica Hamilton Moore, Lauren Davison, Lecturer Tracey Jukes, Lucy Lilley and Charlotte Smith

College students have made the final of a national make-up competition.

Two students from Hartlepool College of Further Education have made the final of the National Student Makeup Competition 2015.

Student's work in the competition

Student's work in the competition

Jessica Hamilton Moore and Lauren Davison will be competing in the live final in The Savoy Hotel, in London on June 15.

The competition featured over 200 make-up students representing 10 colleges around the country.

From all the competitors, the shortlist had to be whittled down to just six finalists.

Jessica and Lauren are both first year students studying BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts at the Stockton Street facility.

Student's work in the competition

Student's work in the competition

The college entered four students via photographic submission, with designs based around the theme of “Rainsforest Runway”.

From the students who entered, two from Hartlepool made it through to the final.

Jessica and Lauren will now travel to London on an all-expenses paid two day trip of advanced makeup training with The Jane Iredale Company in early June.

The top make-up brand Jane Iredale held the student make-up competition to coincide with the celebration of the brand’s 20th anniversary.

Student's work in the competition

Student's work in the competition

The winner will receive an invaluable prize to kick start their career, including a makeup kit worth £1,000, four days advanced training, social media exposure and a trophy.

The college that the winner attends will also receive £1,000 worth of Jane Iredale products for make-up students to use as a training tool.

It comes after the college saw success when two students entered another competition on May 11.

One of the largest beauty events of the year, Beauty UK, was held at the NEC in Birmingham, part of which incorporated the National Make-up Awards.

The college had two entrants, Charlotte Smith and Lucy Lilley, from around sixty competitors.

In the category of High Fashion Theme: Dangerous Beauty, Lucy was placed second with make-up inspired by the tropical plants Bird of Paradise, Stargazer Lily and Bleeding Heart.

A college spokesman said: “Judging was by a panel of top make-up artists whose work includes make-ups for Game of Thrones, Casino Royale, Last of the Mohican, Die Another Day and Gladiator – experienced industry professionals who work to the highest standards, so creating work that impressed them only makes the result more impressive!”