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 a fashion makeup and bodypaint competition, renowned as the most visually compelling competition held at Olympia Beauty. Brush Wars 2019 welcomes both Professional and Student make up artists to the competition arena and is doubling the number of competition seats available, due to increased demand in 2018! Register today to secure your place!

Announcing the theme for Brush Wars 2019...

The Genius of Alexander McQueen

The competition this year will offer separate sections for Fashion Makeup and Body Painting.
Our theme for the Brush Wars Competition 2019 will focus on the work of Alexander McQueen. We visited the exhibition “Savage Beauty” at the V&A & were inspired by his iconic designs mixing the worlds of history, Film, the beautiful, the grotesque and nature. He was named the Edward Scissorhands of fashion, the East End bad boy. He was an enigma in the fashion world but in death he has become an icon with an archive of work that mirrors fantasy and reality. His body of work encaptures undertones of romantic themed mixes laced with melancholy. McQueen’s designs were brave, courageous offering a balance of dystopia versus regency.
Using reference from the archive of Alexander McQueen design a creation inspired by the essence of his work. Mix darkness with diamonds, floral with moths, nostalgia with fantasy. Nicci and I invite you to create a vision inspired by Alexander McQueen, the ultimate and visionary storyteller.

Head Judges Julia & Nicci

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 Fashion Makeup

£69 per competition
  • You must have a minimum of 2 years experience working as a makeup artist to compete as a professional

Professional Bodypainting

£69 per competition
  • You must have a minimum of 2 years experience working as a bodypaint artist to compete as a professional

Student Fashion Makeup

£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.

Student Bodypainting

£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.

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

All categories (timings are all subject to change):

09.00 - 09.30: Registration for all categories
09.30 - 10.00: Prep time for all categories
10.00 - 13.00: All competitions take place
13.00 - 14.30: Judging commences on all categories
15.00 - 15.30: Brush Wars awards ceremony takes place on the Brush Wars stage
15.30 - 15.45: Cat walk on the red carpet

A moodboard for the Genius of Alexander McQueen

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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