06 January 2010

Mizzworthy/ Illamasqua Competition IV - Winners!

The latest Mizzworthy/ Illamasqua competition was inspired by Alex Box's book, Alex Box by Rankin. This book explored a more creative use of make-up - and not just make-up; everything from post-its to poster paint was used - to create a plethora of startling and and thought-provoking "Face as Canvas" images.

We asked entrants to Think Outside The Box and come up with an artistic look by pushing their own personal boundaries whilst having some real fun with make-up!

Just before Christmas - so sorry this is a bit late! - Alex Box chose the winners from the shortlist provided by Mizzworthy and Krystal, from our Selfridges Trafford counter.

The Winner of the Think Outside The Box competition is Jack Gatsby, whose Voodoo/ Witch Doctor inspired look is both beautiful and scary - he even used hair extensions to create eye lashes! Wonderful.

Alex noted that his "use of the graphic mark making, juxtaposed to the organic immediacy is a modern tribal look".

As well as winning a pair of Limited Edition lashes of his choice, Jack has also won the Alex Box by Rankin book, exclusively signed by Alex Box herself.

The runner-up spot has been filled by Lillian Low; her idea was inspired by Rococo looks, and she painted her face to look like a "negative" of the final image she wanted to create. We all loved the idea behind this - certainly fulfilled the criteria of 'thinking outside the box'!

Alex raved that "She has thought of the make-up in different dimensions"

Congratulations to Lillian who has won a set of three of our cruelty-free make-up brushes.

Thanks again to everyone who entered and we are now looking forward to the next one!

Read Mizzworthy's review of the winners here.


  1. wow, they both really are amazing! Especially the negative idea on the second one!

  2. Its an amazing honour to be featured on the illamasqua blog and was such fun entering the competition. These competitions are always fun. Thanks can't wait for future events :)

  3. congrats to the winner for their creativity!


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