Entry opens for Irish National Make Up Competition!

Entry has opened to the Irish National Make Up Competition hosted by AIT and Irish Beauty, which takes place on Sunday 28th and Monday 29th May - and you can save 50% off entry fees!

The competition is being held as part of Professional Beauty & Hair Ireland in partnership with Irish Beauty, at the RDS in Dublin. 

There are six live categories spanning Professional and Student levels, plus an exciting new Digital Takeover category that is entered via Instagram or TikTok.
Professional Competitions 
  • Hollywood Glamour (Face & Costume)
  • Into the Future (Face & Body)
  • Carnival Couture (Face & Costume)
Student Competitions
  • The Best of Bridal (Face & Costume)
  • The History of Catwalk (Face & Costume)
Digital Takeover - TikTok/Reel Challenge
  • Monochromatic Mayhem 
  • Coquette Beauty 
Full rules for each category can be found in the Competitors Pack available online

Each live competition will be judged by some of the leading names in Irish make-up artistry, who will assess you as you work with Floor Judging as well as looking at your overall finished creation. The Digital Takeover competition will be decided by a public vote with an additional Judges Choice Award also up for grabs.

Irish National Makeup Artist of the Year 2023

As well as naming winners in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category, the competition will award the overall Irish National Professional Makeup Artist of the Year 2023 and the Irish National Student Makeup Artist of the Year 2023. All competitors who are placed first will automatically be entered into the overall winner competition for their appropriate skill level.

How to enter

Entry for the Professional, Student and Digital Takeover categories is open now priced at €35 per category per professional and €20 per student per category. However, you can save 50% off entry fees using the exclusive code AITCOMP50.

Registration closes on Monday 15th May at 12noon. You may still be able to enter on the day of the competition however places are not guaranteed and a late entry fee is applicable.

Find out more about Professional Beauty & Hair Ireland in partnership with Irish Beauty and get your free exhibition ticket using this exclusive link.