Welcome to Olympia Beauty 2019!

Olympia Beauty presents... Brush Wars 2019

Brush Wars welcomes make-up artists from across the world to the competition floor. Judged by our very own panel of industry experts renowned worldwide, Brush Wars hosts three competitions and is renowned as the most visually compelling competition held at Olympia Beauty. Brush Wars 2019 welcomes Professionals, Students and Instagram make up artists to the competition arena! 

2019's Theme: To be announced November 2018

Date: Monday 30th September 2019

Venue: Olympia Beauty, Gallery Level, The Grand Hall, Olympia London, W14 8UX

At Brush Wars you get the opportunity to showcase your skills in front of leading professionals in the industry. Make sure you sign up today for your place in the most exciting competition in town!

PRIZES: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive a certificate and trophy, accompanied by a wealth of exclusive gifts from our sponsors. As a competitor you’ll receive a certificate of participation. Every participant in the Brush Wars competition will be required to take part in a cat walk presentation after your look has been judged.

 

The categories explained...

Professional

£69 per competition
  • You must have a minimum of 3 years experience working as a makeup and/or body artist to compete as a professional

Student

£35 per competition
  • You must be the student of a professional make up artistry school, college or programme to compete and specify which course on application.

Instagram

CLOSED
  • You must have a minimum of 1500 followers on your Instagram account to take part. This competition will open for registrations in 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: Once you have completed registration and payment for Brush Wars 2019, your entry is non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Competition times for Brush Wars 2019 - Monday 30th September

Professional & Student Categories

08.00 - 08.30: Registration for Professional and Student categories

08.30 - 09.00: Preparation time for Professional and Student categories

09.00 - 12.00: Professional and Student Competitions take place

12.00 - 13.00: Judging commences for Professional and Student categories

14.00 - 14.30: Brush Wars Competition Awards Ceremony on the Olympia Stage

14.30 - 15.00: Cat walk on the red carpet

Instagram Category

Opportunities to get involved in Brush Wars 2019!

If you're a brand interested in targeting make up artists in both a professional and student capacity, Brush Wars 2019 has sponsorship opportunities available. Please click on the links below or contact Laura Tarling at Laura.tarling@olympiabeauty.co.uk for further information.

Brush Wars Goody Bag Sponsorship

Brush Wars is the competition for make up artistry and welcomes artists from across the world to the competition floor. Judged by a panel of industry experts, 2019 will see three…

Brush Wars Sponsorship

Brush Wars is the competition for make up artistry and welcomes artists from across the world to the competition floor. Judged by a panel of industry experts, 2019 will see three…

THE WINNERS OF BRUSH WARS 2018 ARE...

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PROFESSIONAL

  1. June Waller
  2. Karen Hewen
  3. Elouisa Baskerville
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STUDENT

  1. Sylvia Fernandez Lopes
  2. Chloe Hydon
  3. Lucy Williams
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TEEN GLAM

  1. Courtney McCarthy
  2. Bethany Lyons
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INSTAGRAM

  1. Luca de Michele
  2. Megan Reid
  3. Laura Canavan

With thanks to our esteemed Head Judges for Brush Wars!

Julia Townend

Julia Townend is a Makeup & Body Artist, guest speaker at UMAE, Olympia Beauty & War Paint (Professional Beauty), educator/mentor and product creator. Julia began working in the fashion industry as a makeup and body artist in the 1990’s initially working in the fashion industry. This led into working in television and theatre…

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Nicci Jackson

Working as an international Hair & Makeup artist Nicci’s career has spanned over 25 years. Her passion for the art of makeup has led her to collaborate with some of the industry’s leading celebrities, brands,  publications, production companies and pop stars. She has worked in all sectors of the industry including…

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