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Media Make-up lecturers and students had a fantastic day out at Olympia Beauty show!

09 October 2018


Olympia Beauty is an annual beauty show in the Grand Hall at Olympia London for industry professionals and students, offering the best in make-up, skin care, education & training, haircare, holistic therapy and more. The 2018 show saw 19,817 visitors, including our staff and students.


This trip is perfect for networking, getting news on product launches and new trends, as well as the opportunity to participate in competitive Professional and Student competitions.  Industry artists such as Maria Malone, Julia Townsend, Tanya Noor and Donna May attended the event, and were judging the competition.


Swindon College students Mae Ferguson and Freya Weir Blankenstein entered the student competition, and lecturers Ellie Baskerville and Sue Bardwell entered the professional competition.  The theme for the competition was "Circus Arcadia", and each entrant had to create a look for their model on this theme, including make-up, hair and costume.

Olympia Make-up show
Olympia Make-up show


Although our students didn’t manage to achieve awards, they were given fantastic, valuable feedback and Mae Ferguson was in all of the judges’ top 5 for the student competition!  We had a little more success in the professional competition, and Ellie Baskerville successfully achieved 3rd place with her Circus themed design, complete with a bonkers body paint, crazy costume and amazing makeup!

Olympia Make-up show
Olympia Make-up show

Everyone really enjoyed the day out to the show. This is just one of the trips Media Make-up students go on during the year, to promote industry engagement and potential career opportunities... and of course to buy make-up, make-up and more make-up!

Ellie's look, 3rd place in the professional competition Olympia Make-up show


















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