Chichester student wins national make-up competition


A MAKE-UP student from Chichester won a national award after being named as overall winner in the student category at the National Make-up Artist Competition.

Amelia Forster, 18, is a production arts make-up student at South Downs College, and competed in the competition in Birmingham last Monday.

Amelia chose an English Rose theme and designed both hair and make-up based on a 1940s vintage. The judges were impressed with her overall look and the fact she had prepared both hair and make-up.

Amelia was awarded with a trophy, certificate and £250 of ARTDECO make-up. She was also invited to work at an upcoming red-carpet event.

She said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have won both my category and the overall student competition – I am still trying to come to terms with it all.

“I think there were about 90 other competitors – I was really pleased with the work I produced, but the standard was so high that I never even dreamed of winning!”

“The whole day was fantastic as we had the opportunity to meet other students and see professional make-up artists at work.

“It will also look great on my CV which is so important for my university application and then when I look for work after my degree.”

Amelia hopes to progress to the University of Bournemouth to study a production arts make-up degree and aspires to be a make-up artist for the film and TV industry.

She said: “I am also considering specialising in prosthetic make-up and will have the opportunity to learn the skills required for this both at college and university.”