Media make-up artists are Warpaint winners

Media Makeup with Special Effects students and staff with their Warpaint awards

Student make-up artists from The Northern School of Creative Industries wowed judges at a prestigious regional competition to bring home a raft of awards, including the highly-coveted College Cup.

Talented students from the BA (Hons) degree in Media Make-up with Special Effects collected eight individual prizes at the Warpaint North Make-Up Championships 2018 as well as taking away the trophy for best college.

Ellie Gribble had an especially successful trip to the key industry event, winning the Rising Star award as well as taking first place in the Film and TV category for her reproduction of the iron burn face from Home Alone.


Ellie Gribble with her award-winning Home Alone inspired creation

It was a one, two, three for students from the Northern School of Creative Industries, which is part of Bradford College, in the Film and TV category with Ashleigh Morris taking second place and third spot going to Jade Humberstone.

Stacey Clarke won the Classic Beauty Icons category by transforming her model into the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and Abigail Howat triumphed in the Bodypainting section, taking first place with fellow Bradford college student Lauren Taylor collecting the prize for third place.

There was a third-place finish too for Leanne Sharlston in the Runway category.

Lisa Dawkins, make-up tutor on Media Make-up with Special Effects degree at The Northern School of Creative Industries, was thrilled with the success. She said: “I am incredibly proud of the students for achieving their individual awards and the College Cup.

“The event was a wonderful opportunity for our students to showcase themselves in front of industry professionals.

“They had to work to a specific brief and plan a full look, with hair, make-up and outfit and present a mood board and supporting design work to four industry professional judges.”

Runway ‘ Flora and Fauna’ finalist Leanne Charleston

The Warpaint competition was part of Professional Beauty North, the leading trade show for beauty professionals in the north of England, which took place at Manchester Central convention complex.

To find out more about the Media Makeup with Special Effects course at Bradford College come along to the open event on Saturday, 8 December between 11am and 2pm.