Elle L`Oreal Paris New Talent Make-up Artist Competition 2009

Elle and L`Oreal Paris are once again launching the New Talent Make-up Artist Competition in search for the next up and coming make-up artist for 2009! This is an amazing chance to show off your skills and creativity, so if you think you`ve got what it takes to break into catwalk make-up design, then here`s your chance.

The winner will get to work with make-up artist extraordinaire James Kaliardos backstage at London Fashion Week – a great opportunity to learn from this internationally renowned make-up artist and gain new skills! They`ll get to showcase their talent on an Elle fashion shoot that will be featured in a future issue of the magazine, and also even receive a professional make-up kit from L`Oreal Paris – everything you need to launch your dream career.

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James Kaliardos

By entering this competition will be a way of getting your ideas out there and noticed by the people who could launch a successful career for you. Previous winners have worked alongside the creative teams at the Basso & Brooke Spring/Summer shows at London Fashion Week and have helped create the make-up looks under the direction of James Kaliardos.

The 2008 winner, Claire Waterman from Hampshire, comments –
`It was all totally surreal! I picked up invaluable tips and advice from James Kaliardos and it gave me a great insight into the fashion and beauty world. Working at the ELLE shoot was also really interesting, seeing how a whole look is put together to create an amazing photograph.”

So if you`ve always dreamed of becoming a make-up artist, conjuring up different looks for fashion shows or creating a unique look – this is the perfect way to get started. Get your name out there and witness the backstage glamour and excitement for yourself. You`ve got nothing to lose so why not enter this amazing competition!

To enter visit www.lorealparis.co.uk and download a face chart – this is what professionals use to design their make-up looks! You can then browse through L`Oreal`s collection of colours and cosmetics to create your own make-up look, marking what you would use on your face chart. For more information visit the website and please be aware that the closing date is on 2nd April 2009 and all the entries will be judged by Elle and L`Oreal Paris.

Good luck!

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