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30th May 2018

Congratulations to Level 3 Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-up student Ava Gillies who competed and triumphed at the National Student Makeup Awards at ‘Beauty UK’ , held at Birmingham’s NEC.

Ava Gillies winning make-up design croppedWEB

Eighteen year old Ava, formerly of Ryedale School, had 90 minutes to apply each category of make-up, winning first place for the ‘Fantasy – Guardians of the Galaxy’ category. She also competed in the War category with her work entitled ‘Dunkirk – effects of war’

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Ava Gillies make-up at Beauty UKWEB

Dunkirk - effects of war categoryWEB

Ava was absolutely delighted to do so well at National Student Makeup Awards, she said: “I had an amazing time and the level of competition from other students was incredible. After months of designing the characters and researching their makeups and back stories, I was so pleased that the planning of their makeups and outfits, the sculpting and moulding of their prosthetics and the final make-up application on the day, paid off. It was a long and sometimes stressful process but I learnt so much along the way.”


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