Jane Iredale Competition - Charlotte MartinLevel 3 Theatrical and Media Make-up student from Preston’s College, Charlotte Martin, has returned from the final of jane iredale ® National Student Makeup Competition and scooped second place from more than 200 applicants.

The event which took place in London from 3rd – 5th April 2017 saw Charlotte spend time with five other front-runners and receive bespoke advanced training for two days before recreating her interpretation of this year’s theme, Animals on Earth & Beyond.

Charlotte received a certificate, £150 jane iredale® make-up goody bag and a pull out sign with a professional photo of her work.

Charlotte said: “It’s my first ever competition and it was a brilliant experience. I was so nervous to go and it turned out to be literally the best thing I’ve ever done. The other girls were amazing and I’ve made friends for life.

“The jane iredale ® Judges’ feedback was great. They praised me for how well I do eye make-up using a range of products and were also very shocked to see how much my final work looked like the photo submission without any digital editing.

“This experience has made me much more confident and I’m 100% going for further competitions again. Since I’ve got back, many people have asked me to do make-up for them and I’m even doing make-up for someone’s wedding this summer.”

Lisa Anderson, theatrical and media make-up tutor at Preston’s College, who supported Charlotte throughout the application and on the final day, said: “She’s a changed person over the sake of three days and her confidence has boomed. It was a proud moment to see Charlotte compete against girls from other great colleges and academies and do so well. It’s her first ever competition and she’s come second which is a fantastic result.

“It’s inspired her to go after her dreams and will serve as an example to other students. At Preston’s College, it’s my aim to get our students work experience and help them participate in as many competitions as possible. It’s so worthwhile, it boosts confidence, shows that there’s lots of world out there. It’s great for students’ CVs and many industry professionals attend competitions so the contacts made through these experiences can kick start people’s careers.

“I’ll continue making sure that our students participate in future competitions and am looking as far ahead as what’s coming up in Autumn and after Christmas this year, such as WorldSkills and IMATS.”

To see some of Charlotte’s work, follow her on Instagram @makeupbycharlottem