The Attracta Beauty Judges - 2018
Attracta Courtney invited six prominent peers to join her in testing all entries and awarding the products that excel in their category. Alongside Attracta, leading make-up artists Kim Brown, Kelly Cornwell, Sara Raeburn, Gina Kane and Valeria Ferreira and international hair stylist Earl Simms make up the prestigious panel, representing 7 wonders of the beauty world, with their global influence and over a century of combined experience across leading fashion magazines and ground-breaking catwalk shows. Each judge’s work is steeped in iconography, and their clients span the most recognised faces on the planet, including Victoria Beckham, Cate Blanchett, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cara Delevingne. Attracta’s mission has been to appoint the best beauty custodians to join her quest in discovering and defining extraordinary beauty.
"It is with great pleasure I announce the six professional artists who are joining my 2018 Attracta Beauty Awards judging panel. During the wonderful journey of my career I have had the great pleasure to work with some of these artists. I know they are all passionate about creating beauty and seeking out the best of what is new and innovative from the beauty brands. We as a team look forward to testing out the products that are entered into this years awards. I am confident with the prolific wealth of beauty experience between us all we will have an enjoyable few months ahead, using our years of creative knowledge to Award only the best products."
Meet the judges
Attracta is an international make-up artist and beauty expert who has spent the last two decades establishing herself as one of the most respected names in the industry. She always brings together her love of fashion, beauty and art into her work. She is renowned for her unique signature style: fresh, feminine and always beautiful. From the most prestigious glossy magazines to the hottest runways, Attracta’s work is regularly in the spotlight. Gracing the pages of the leading titles, from Vogue to Harper’s Bazaar, Elle to Vanity Fair, Attracta’s modern, elegant look is constantly in demand by editors, fashion designers, photographers and art directors across the board. Attracta Courtney is the Founder of the Attracta Beauty Awards.
Known for her innovative approach to beauty, international makeup artist Gina Kane is recognised for the diversity of her beauty looks, the flawless quality of her skin finish and the committed and creative mood with which she approaches her work. Her work is driven by a love of colour… of artistry itself and the ephemeral drama of creating fantasy characters from scratch for the day. She has produced editorial work for the likes of Vogue (British, German, American, and Spanish) Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, Elle, Vanity Fair, ID, Numero, L’Officiel, GQ, Wonderland, Muse, Paper Magazine and more, while her client list includes Chanel, Burberry, Giorgio Armani, McQueen, Givenchy, Chopard, Swarovski, Rimmel, Dove, House of Fraser Beauty and Liberty Beauty.
For the last 5 years Gina has become increasingly popular with celebrity clients, creating notable red carpet looks for Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Sienna Miller, Claudia Schiffer, Victoria Beckham, Jenna Coleman, Cara Delevigne, Rita Ora, Lily James, Elisa Sedanoui, and Lily Allen… to name a few.
Born and raised in Uruguay, Valeria is one of the UK’s most sought after make up artists. She works across the globe on key editorial shoots, advertising campaigns and getting celebrities red carpet ready. Valeria’s style is timeless. Her secret is to elevate natural beauty, enhancing it whilst achieving a look that is both fresh and modern. Valeria has worked closely with brands such as Burberry, D&G and Chanel on campaigns and red carpet looks for celebrities including: Victoria Beckham, Cara Delevingne, Margot Robbie, Lily James, Emilia Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Claire Foy, Vanessa Kirby, Ella Purnell, Jenna Coleman and Tanya Burr.
As one of London’s most exciting and versatile makeup artists, Kelly Cornwell’s passion for beauty was prompted at an early age. She has worked with some of the industry’s best and her work is featured in all the high profile publications including Vogue, i-D, Vanity Fair, Elle and V Magazine. This vast experience has given Kelly an enviable edge and artistic range that’s hard to exceed. Internationally recognized for her ability to push the boundaries of high fashion makeup as well as execute flawless natural looks, she’s an on-set fixture with photographers David Bailey, Nick Knight, Sean & Seng and Simon Emmett. Kelly’s star studded beauties include Kristen Wiig, Taylor Schilling, Emily Blunt, Mary Louise Parker and Elizabeth Hurley. She was previously the Beauty Director for Wonderland which allowed her to collaborate on shoots with top industry professionals and establish herself as a respected industry advisor for global cosmetic brands.
Earl began his session career in London in the 1990’s. Although British born, Earl is often travelling around the globe from shoot to shoot, establishing his reputation as an international hair stylist, globally recognised by brands and clients for his talent and creativity.
Widely respected and working between London and New York, Earl is constantly in demand with the world’s top celebrities, magazines and clients. His celebrity clients include Sienna Miller, Saoirse Ronan, Sophie Turner, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Alicia Vikander, Ella Purnell, Dakota Fanning, Carey Mulligan, Jenna Coleman, Sarah Paulson, Emilia Clarke, Olivia Palermo and Ruth Wilson.
He has produced editorial work for the likes of Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, Marie Claire, W Magazine, Glamour and Vanity Fair. Earl’s trademark is to make hair look young, fresh and modern, transforming any hairstyle and bringing clients’ visions to life with imagination and flare.
Kim started her professional make-up career in the film industry, working all over the world and igniting her long-standing passion for travel. Relocating to London in the mid-Nineties, Kim began her editorial career collaborating with a west London-based collective of artists, writers, filmmakers, designers, stylists and photographers. Her signature 'no make-up' style, contrasted with a love of strong colour and a relaxed approach has resulted in Kim’s work appearing in diverse publications such as Vogue (UK, US; Russian, Indian), I-D, Harper’s Bazaar, Dazed & Confused, Pop and Wylde. Kim has collaborated with many acclaimed fashion designers and A-list celebrities such as Cate Blanchett, Rosamund Pike, Yasmin Le Bon and Alice Dellal. She has also worked with icons of photography David Bailey, Peter Lindbergh and many celebrated contemporary photographers. Kim is currently the beauty director of high-end quarterly fashion and style magazine Glass.
With a career spanning over 35 years, Sara is one of the
most experienced make up artists in the business. Oozing creativity and character, she is constantly in demand and has created looks for Hollywood stars, music legends and supermodels alike. From editorial to advertising, television to film, Sara possesses an innate understanding of beautiful make up. When it comes to commenting on skincare and make up, Sara is a formidable, articulate and passionate voice within the industry. She has always stayed true to her beliefs and brings her training as a beauty therapist and experience of cosmetic "chemistry" into all her work, offering advice and consultancy with uncompromising honesty and fun.