Charlotte's designs on colourful future

A Preston student is made up after reaching the finals of a prestigious national competition.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 31st March 2017, 11:17 am
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 10:28 pm
Bunny girl .. Charlotte Martin's entry
Bunny girl .. Charlotte Martin's entry

Charlotte Martin, a level three theatrical and media make-up student at Preston’s College, is heading to London to compete in the jane iredale National Student Makeup Competition.

The three day event is taking place from now until Wednesday and will see Charlotte where Charlotte e joined by five other front-runners and receive bespoke advanced training for two days before recreating her interpretation of this year’s theme, Animals on Earth and Beyond.

The winning student will receive make-up worth £1,000 to kick start their career, and the winning college will receive £1,000 of jane iredale® mineral cosmetic products for student training.

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Lisa Anderson, theatrical and media make-up tutor at the Fulwood college, said: “It’s a brilliant achievement for

Charlotte as she was up against more than 200 students from 100 colleges across the UK. Charlotte’s make-up is always immaculate but her entry has really taken the judges by storm.

“It was her idea and I’ve been around to help her bring it to life.

“She’s quite stunned about her success and excited about opportunities such competitions provide.”

Other students from Charlotte’s course came up with ideas and created entries but only those over 18 were able to submit.

Charlotte added: “I only found out about reaching the final a couple of days ago and I am still in shock. It’s my first ever competition and as much as I look forward to it, I’m also really nervous. But I know it will be an amazing experience and look great on my CV.”

She hopes to pursue a career as a freelance make-up artist and do a level four media make-up course which the college hopes to introduce in September.