Make-up test against best for students
TWO students will go head-to-head with eight of the best make-up artists in the country in November after trouncing their regional opposition earlier in the year.
Lizzie Corbett and Gabby Steel, both 18, are media make-up students at Swindon College who had been waiting for confirmation on their places at the World Skills UK Final in Birmingham, after finishing first and second respectively, in their May regional heat.
Competing in Portsmouth, the students had four hours to apply baldcaps, prosthetics, full bodypaint and costume in a music theatre themed contest.
Their entries have been considered good enough to be enteredagainst eight other students in a final showdown at the NEC in Birmingham.
The college has had previous success in this competition, with a medal achieved by one of their students at the national level in the past.
Ellie Baskerville, the media make-up lecturer at the college, said: “We are so pleased with the results, they did the college proud.
“They both were extremely professional and the judges liked that they thought outside the box. They are just stars.”
This World Skills UK competition focuses on all the essential requirements for a successful career in media make-up.
Competitors are expected to demonstrate their skills as make-up artists within dynamic media environments.
The competition tests creativity, technical skills, consultative and communication skills.
Competitors must display one or more highly creative finished products that demonstrate knowledge of current fashion trends, make-up and costume design.
World Skills UK works to champion and drive excellence in workplace skills through encouraging local competitions, supporting regional competitions and hosting the flagship national competition The Skills Show. Competition activity is managed by the National Apprenticeship Service in partnership with organisations from industry and education.