At the Illusion Face Paint Store we hold a new face painting competition each month with an exciting theme, guest judges and great prizes too. Share your ideas and inspire other artists, the competitions are open to face painters from all around the world. The prizes include face paints, Illusion magazine, face painting stencils, brushes and more! Join in the fun with the Illusion face painting competitions and see amazing face paint designs from around the globe! If you would like to suggest a theme for a future competition just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Septembers competition, the theme was MASKS. We invited artists worldwide to create and paint a design the frames the eyes and send us your design. This could have been a lace masquerade mask like the one painted above by artist Nikki Shelley, it could also have been a gorgeous colourful mask painted by Leanne Kelly.
Our new Illusion face painting competition was certainly illuminating with the theme UV/Neon. We invited artists worldwide to send in their face painting designs that could be shot either under normal light or back light reactive. To say that this made our August even more colourful is an understatment.
It doesn't matter how many times we judge a competition; we always find the process of looking at each design with its own merit one of the more difficult things we have to do. Over the 10 years we have had Illusion, we have seen thousands and thousands of designs; we really appreciate when an artist picks up a paint brush and paints with a theme we have created. Some artists might plan out the design in fine detail, others might just let the brush flow with organic creativity. So with this said, we found ourselves going back and forth at each of the 42 designs that were entered for the Sparkle competition to find our winners. After many hours and numerous cups of coffee, we are thrilled to announce our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Like all our other competitions, we also have Special Mentions, these are the designs that we feel we have to honour with a place in our competition because they have caught our eye, so we honour four special mentions here too.
For our new face painting competition our theme is Underwater World.
You can paint anything from the Underwater World including fish, mermaids, shipwrecks, submarines, coral, sharks and divers and more. Let your imagination run riot and think of something unusual that belongs underwater! We love to see new and creative ideas and designs.
WOW! Face Painting Competition
The month of April, saw our latest face painting competition, this time the theme was WOW! We asked you to express yourself and use your imagination; okay so you listened and you did not disappoint. What a treat it was to open up our emails and see creativity that had no boundaries by using humour, facial morphing and good old brush techniques that were flawless. We take our hat off to you all that entered this competition, it was definitely fun to host and one that we would love to run again some time.
Thank you to all the artists that competed and a special thank you to our guest judge for this competition, Margi Kanter who had the unenviable task of choosing her winners and special mentions.
Welcome to the March Face Painting Competition - This competition is now closed.
For March, we invited face painters to paint their competition entries with the theme is Spring is Here! Your designs could have been inspired by any aspect of Spring including flowers and trees bursting into bloom, Easter eggs, bunnies, chicks or chocolate!
Welcome to the February Face Painting Competition - This month's competition is now closed!
For February's challenge, we asked you to paint your face painting design to be food themed. You used your imagination and we received so many mouth-watering designs, from sweet treats, candies, pizza and spaghetti and meatball.