Charlotte [Tilbury]. Pat [McGrath]. Tom [Pecheux]. Val [Garland].

You know them by first name. They are the queens and kings of makeup. Now, YOU could be one of the greats!

Calling all beauty lovers; amateur and professional makeup artists. L’Oréal Paris Australia has launched the first-ever nation-wide search for its new Makeup Director with the competition, Makeup Designer Contest.

Throughout February, L’Oréal Paris Australia invites all budding makeup artistsboth new and experiencedto submit their entry online for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to join L’Oréal Paris’ dream team of makeup designers on a coveted one-year contract as the new Makeup Director for the brand. Incredible, right?!

The top 10 entrants who make it to the finale will stand centre stage at the hottest beauty event of the year, showcasing their looks in front of an esteemed jury of industry experts – our very own Gritty Pretty editor, Eleanor Pendleton; makeup artist and YouTube sensation Heidi Hamoud; official retail partner Priceline Pharmacy cosmetics buyer Emma Hogan; and Lauren Young, marketing director for L’Oréal Paris Australia.

The winner will be announced at the Melbourne event on March 23rd 2016.

How to enter

Entering is easy: Design your own ‘L’Oréal Paris Look of 2016’ – a modern makeup look that embodies the creativity, artistry and elegance of L’Oréal Paris.

Film your how-to video (no longer than 3 minutes), upload to YouTube (remember: your channel must be public) and submit your entry at

The top 10 finalists will be selected based on creativity, personality and technical skill.

Entries close February 28th 2016.

The prize

The winner will take out a $80,000 prize-package including a one-year contract as the Makeup Director for L’Oréal Paris Australia, over $5,000 worth of L’Oréal Paris products and a $5,000 Priceline Pharmacy gift card. Not bad for a dream job, eh?

Two runners-up will also receive over $5,000 worth of L’Oréal Paris Products and a $1,000 Priceline Pharmacy gift card.

Well, what are you waiting for? Click here to enter now.




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