Mandurah make-up artist wins big in international awards

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A LEADER in the beauty industry, Mandurah make-up artist Jennifer Ellis has been named the winner in three categories of the 2018 International Beauty Industry Awards.

Ms Ellis was chosen from hundreds of entrants from 15 different countries.

She will receive three luxurious, hand-crafted statuettes, designed by the same people who make the Golden Globes, Emmys, MTV and People’s Choice Awards.

Ms Ellis said she was hesitant to enter, knowing the competition was going to be really tough.

“But my life motto is, if you can’t get over your fear, then do it scared,” she said.

“And I’m so glad I did.’

“What an honour to be recognized for my work.”

She said the competition was not a popularity contest but a panel of industry experts judging each artist’s work.

Ms Ellis was selected for her creative make-up skills, which she attributed to her understanding of how to utilise science and mathematics to apply makeup.

“When you understand the science of make-up, you can noticeably enhance someone’s features,” she said.

“After studying and working on faces for years, I can genuinely say that every person has features that are beautiful.

“I just make it more obvious for them to see it for themselves.”

Ms Ellis has spent years honing her craft.

She has worked on dozens of fashion runway events, landed publications in countless beauty and fashion magazines and worked on stage productions such as Disney’s The Lion King.

She also made it as a finalist in three categories in the Asia Pacific Makeup Artist Guild awards earlier this year.

What’s next for Ms Ellis?

“My vision has always been to help women recognise their own beauty because I know how powerful that is,” she said.

“So I will continue to pursue my dream, making the world a little brighter, one client at a time.”