The Asian Expo - sponsored by The Studio by MikaDoesMakeup
It was an honour to be asked to participate in judging the Makeup Competition at The Asian Expo – located at the massive BC Place this year. I was on a panel of 6 judges, all with many years of experience in the makeup industry… some with special effects backgrounds, others with TV and film, and a couple entrepreneurs with their own schools/companies!
On the first judging day, we had a total of 12 competitors all having to do a hair and makeup in 2 hours surrounding the Asian Culture theme. There were a few that really stood out this day, and they were the ones to make it through to the next round. The second and final judging day, there were 6 artists left. This time they had 4 hours to do a complete head to toe look, with hair and makeup under the same Asian inspired theme. I had 2 favourites that really showed the use of covering the entire body with makeup as well as being the most creative… Unfortunately, neither of those 2 took first place!
The first model (in the pictures below):
Painted all red with black forearms and shins with lots of details in the back side with Kanji characters that were spot on! The hair was great with Asian accessories and a full face makeup.
The fifth model:
Painted red, gold and black all over with intricate detail in the front with random pearls placed all over… the detail was a little lacking in the back but still a gorgeous complete look! The hair was nicely put together with a very creative spin on hair accessories with some painted Chinese takeout boxes… the model was holding a beautiful white Asian umbrella too which really pulled the look together. Her face makeup was gorgeous as well.
The winner was the sixth model:
This was a very beautiful and colourful look, with a Korean inspiration… the reasons why I didn’t put too much interest in this whole look was because it was very similar to this artists look the day before… the hair was covered up with the headpiece, so I didn’t see much creativity there. And although the full skirt was very beautiful, we didn’t get to see the creativity past the waist with makeup… All in all, the model looked gorgeous and the makeup artist had a great story and reasoning behind her entire look. Congratulations to the winner!
Makeup Competition Models for The Asian Expo (1st and 5th were my favourite!)
Back View - Makeup Competition Models for The Asian Expo
The Makeup Judges on panel at The Asian Expo
The winning look of The Asian Expo Makeup competition