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Illamasqua Competition Finalists

The make-up brand announces the finalists of their unique make-up artist hunt launched earlier this year

The luxury make-up brand, Illamasqua, have launched an exciting new competition to find the latest up and coming make-up artist. With a prestigious judging panel consisting of: Dazed & Confused's Senior Fashion Editor, Katie Shillingford; Illamasqua's David Horne, Joseph Corré (founder and ex-Creative Director of Agent Provocateur), Spob, Julian Kynaston, and Illamasqua's Creative Director, Alex Box - the competition was separated into three categories, each with its own bespoke prize.

The categories and prizes include:

BA Final Year Students [Graduating by July 2011]
Win a day assisting Illamasqua Creative Director Alex Box on a Dazed & Confused fashion shoot published in early 2012, £2,500 prize money and £500 to spend at a private shopping spree at the Illamasqua Flagship Store. Plus your college will receive £2,000 to spend on a bespoke Illamasqua kit of your tutor’s choice.

Foundation and 2nd Year Degree Students

Win a two-week internship at Illamasqua Head Quarters - the creative hub of the brand - plus £1,500 prize money and £500 to spend at a private shopping spree at the Illamasqua Flagship Store. Plus your college will receive £2,000 to spend on a bespoke Illamasqua kit of your tutor’s choice.

Beauty School/ Make-up Course Students

Win a 5-day Mastering Professional Make-up Course at Illamasqua’s School of Make-up Art, plus £1,000 prize money and £500 to spend at a private shopping spree at the Illamasqua Flagship Store.

Plus, the winners from each of the three categories will have their winning creations running on Dazed Digital this December. After much deliberation twelve finalists have been chosen across the categories and have been invited to attend the live competition which takes place on Saturday 15th October at Illamasqua’s flagship store on Beak Street. The Winner in each category will be based upon highest score accumulated from the judging panel and public vote.

The BA Finalists:
Sasha Wren, Southampton Solent, UK
Bea Sweet, London School of Fashion, UK
Emmy Beech, West Thames, UK
Emily Edgar, Make-up forever academy, USA

Foundation Finalists:
Lara Himplemann, Southampton Solent, UK
Alison Meek, Southapmton Solent, UK
Kat Vogart, Southampton Solent, UK
Rhiannon Salter, Somerset College of Arts and Technology, UK

Beauty and Make-up School Finalists:
Kelly Odell, Leicester College, UK
Stacey Kilpatrick, Conagh Boman School and Make-up and Illamasqua's SOMUA
Nicola Hannigan, Illamasqua’s SOMUA
Victoria Lennard, Swinburne Tafe Prahran, Australia