Tiffany wins big in makeup con­test

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By TALIA CARLISLE

Porirua hair­dresser Tiffany Wil­liams has won more than $2000 worth of makeup in a national com­pe­ti­tion.

The 24- year- old for­mer Tawa Col­lege pupil was one of seven national fi­nal­ists to at­tend the first an­nual Make Me Up com­pe­ti­tion in Auck­land’s ASB Show­grounds on July 6.

The com­pe­ti­tion was open to makeup artists, makeup stu­dents and hair­dressers.

Ap­pli­cants were re­quired to sub­mit a photo of an orig­i­nal makeup de­sign re­lated to their cul­tural her­itage, with a fan­tasy theme.

Once se­lected as a fi­nal­ist, Wil­liams and her model, sis­ter-in-law Lisa Cher­rie, flew to Auck­land, where she had four hours to re­cre­ate the look.

Af­ter­wards it was mod­elled on a cat­walk at the 2013 New Zealand Beauty Expo.

Wil­liams said she was shocked to be a fi­nal­ist, let alone to win the con­test.

She started her makeup train­ing only in March this year. ‘‘I’ve al­ways had a pas­sion for it. ‘‘I love that you can make some­one look to­tally dif­fer­ent,’’ she said.

A hair­dresser at Rachel’s Bar­ber­shop in Porirua, she started an on­line course through QC Makeup Acad­emy, based in Aus­tralia, in May.

Wil­liams had four hours to com­plete the model’s hair, makeup and out­fit dur­ing the fi­nal, and ‘‘used ev­ery minute of it’’, she said.

‘‘Be­cause I’m half-Maori I did the sea god, which is Tan­garoa.

‘‘I used all the colours of the sea to match a sea god and kind of cre­ated my look from a paua shell.’’

The con­tes­tants were judged on their com­plete look, colours and tech­niques and re­la­tion to their cul­tural theme, she said.

Wil­liams won the over­all prize, re­ceiv­ing a $ 1500 pro­fes­sional makeup kit from Pros­pe­rina Cos­met­ics, a $600 Dermalogica gift pack and $500 worth of makeup ac­ces­sories from Kandy­s­tore.

Af­ter com­plet­ing her course this year, she plans to study spe­cial ef­fects makeup and pros­thet­ics at WelTec in the hope of be­com­ing a film makeup artist.

Photo: NAYA BLUES PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Sea god: Porirua’s Lisa Cher­rie mod­els a win­ning makeup de­sign by Porirua hair­dresser Tiffany Wil­liams.

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