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Are you a creative? You could be a makeup artist, nail tech, lash artist, work in a salon or spa or even in marketing on a beauty brand. If you’re a creative working in the beauty industry we have the perfect competition to challenge and inspire you!

Announcing our BRAND NEW PhantomEyes Competition! This competition is all about creating a mask that brings life to the eyes. The competition has been designed for all creatives, no matter your work discipline. There are two separate competition categories in our new PhantomEyes competition. 



Create a mask that is glorious and inspiring and brings life to the eyes

  • Create your mask and submit it for judging by our incredibly talented panel at the Olympia Beauty Show.
  • Your mask will be placed on display in the Gallery level of the show and can be seen from all sides. For this reason, you need to think about how you’d like your mask displayed and should build it into a frame or casing of your own design.
  • All mixed media entries can be posted to us ahead of the show or hand delivered to the show, where you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy Olympia Beauty.
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded a trophy at the show and certificates will be sent to all participants.


Here you can submit a final photo of someone with your mask – but they must not wear it!

  • The image must include the mask used a prop or as a centrepiece to your image, and must include interaction with the model.
  • The concept and feel of your final image must bring to life the eyes of your mask without the model wearing it. The model can be costumed however fits the image.
  • You will also be required to submit three supporting images that show how you achieved this look in a ‘behind the scenes’ manner.
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded a trophy at the show and certificates will be sent to all participants.

A new competition, your opportunity to feel inspired...


This mask was created for inspiration by Head Judge Sue Marsh

  • PhantomEyes is a competition for creatives, where they must create a mask that brings life to the eyes.
  • The mask is not designed to be worn and focusses instead on how an artist can create awesome eyes on a mask.
  • The mask can be a full face mask or an eye mask only - you can purchase a mask like this one or you can create your own.
  • Any medium can be used including 2D or 3D paints, airbrush sprays, fabrics, embellishments - it can be as plain or as busy as you like.
  • The eyes on the mask can be open or closed.
  • Our entrants will need to photograph the process from start to finish - we may ask to see these photos for the judging process.
  • For the Mixed Media category the mask will need to be placed inside a frame to be sent in for judging. The frame can be a perspex box so that all sides can be seen or with a covered back, or something of your own design, dependent on the detail.

Full rules for this competition will be available soon...