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Contestants For Season Two Have Been Selected and Notified


Makeup Wars Season 2 will be held online and is open to any MUA over the age of 18. Entry to the competition is free. There are two divisions, Professional and Amateur, with 12 MUA’s each. You must apply below to be included in the competition. Each division will compete in 1 look.

MUA’s will use a model of their choosing to complete their look in 1 hour. They will video their session and send it to us so we can upload it to YouTube if they are a finalist. MUA’s will also shoot a short 2-3 minute video explaining the technique, products, and inspiration for their look.

Three photos should be submitted of the final look. They should be horizontal for use on Instagram and YouTube. MUA’s can take the photos themselves or enlist the help of a local professional photographer.

Modeling, Photo and Video quality are part of the judging criteria so choose your team wisely!

Finalist videos will be uploaded on April 15th, 2019. The judging criteria for the finals can be found below.


Professional Division: Character Transformation (Cartoon, Superhero, etc…)

Amateur Division: Makeup look inspired by the nationality or heritage of you or your model.

  • MUA’s must complete the contest look in 1 hour and needs to be video taped continuously to verify the time taken.
  • Only 1 MUA per team
  • Airbrushing machines are not allowed
  • Prosthetics are not allowed
  • Wigs and costume clothing to complete the look are allowed
  • Background elements on your set behind the model are allowed for both photo and video
  • Hair and skin preparation may be completed before starting the look
  • All models and MUA’s must sign a release granting NGM permission to use photos and videos. (Release will be provided)
  • No assistants are allowed
  • Makeup look can be performed on yourself or a model

Professional Division:

  • Champion: $500
  • 2nd Place: $50
  • Model of Champion: $50

Amateur Division:

  • Champion: $250
  • 2nd Place: $50
  • Model of Champion: $50

Overall Most Views On YouTube (Both Divisions): $50


Finalist MUA’s will be ranked in each of the following five categories.

  • YouTube Video Views (30%)
  • Overall Look (30%)
  • Photo Quality (15%)
  • Modeling Score (15%)
  • Video Quality (10%)
  • Applications Open: Until Feb. 28, 2019
  • Video/Photo Deadline For Selected MUA’s: On or before March 31, 2019
  • Semi Final Judging: April 9, 2019
  • Videos Uploaded To Our YouTube Channel: April 15, 2019
  • Winners Announced: May 6, 2019

Models do not need to apply. They will be selected by the MUA’s. Do not submit videos unless you are one of the 12 selected MUA’s per division. You will be notified by email and given a link to upload content if you are chosen.

Makeup WARS MUA Application:

    If you are unable to upload pictures you may email your work to info@northgeorgiamedia.com, please include your instagram name in submission.