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The Beauty Judges 2019

This year, Attracta Courtney has invited eight prominent peers to join the Attracta Beauty judging panel. Alongside Attracta, leading make-up artists Kim Brown, Kelly Cornwell, Sara Raeburn, Gina Kane, Valeria Ferreira, Florrie White and international hair stylists Tracie Cant and Gow Tanaka make up the prestigious panel.


These nine professional artists of the beauty world have a 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 extraordinary beauty products.


"It is with great pleasure I announce the eight professional artists who are joining my 2019 Attracta Beauty Awards judging panel. During the passage 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 in hair and makeup."

Meet the judges

Gina Kane


Attracta Courtney

Valeria Ferreira

Kim Brown

Sara Raeburn

Kelly Cornwell


Tracie Cant

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Gow Tanaka


Florrie White


Attracta Courtney

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.

Gina Kane

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.

Valeria Ferreira

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.

Kelly Cornwell

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.

Tracie Cant

Tracie Cant began her inimitable career as a hairstylist in fashion and beauty while attending Central Saint Martins in London. She developed a strong aesthetic sense, expressed by her ability to merge classic hair with unique modernism. Her early work as Artistic Director for Toni & Guy, allowed her to develop her true talent for combining essential technique with contemporary creativity. Over the years, Tracie has created red carpet looks for some of the world’s most beautiful and talented screen and fashion icons including Keira Knightly, Emily Blunt, Emma Stone, Kate Hudson, Scarlett Johansson, Gemma Arterton, Daisy Lowe, Claire Danes, Lara Stone, Dakota Fanning, Carey Mulligan, Natalia Vodianova and Debbie Harry. 

With her distinctive approach and remarkable technical ability, Tracie is in demand on both sides of the Atlantic working with the industry’s top photographers: Miles Aldridge, David Bailey, Karen Collins, Ellen Von Unwerth, Jem Mitchell, Simon Emmett, Peter Lindbergh and Annie Liebowitz, for prestigious publications including Vogue, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, i-D and Numero.

Kim Brown

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.

Sara Raeburn

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.

Gow Tanaka

Gow Tanaka started his career with 7 years of perfecting his art as a hairstylist in Japan, becoming one of the youngest salon managers to be featured in industry publications and winning numerous prizes for his technical abilities in cutting and styling hair. In 1997 Gow moved to the UK, launching his career as a session stylist by working for cutting edge editorial style magazines including i-D, Dazed, The Face and Tank. His reputation as a skilled and highly creative artist lead into work for high profile fashion magazines including Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire, amongst others.  He rapidly became the go-to choice for many celebrities and musicians, as well as world-renowned photographers including Rankin; with whom he collaborated on many of his published book projects.
His curiosity has driven him to continually expand upon his knowledge, learning more than just physical hairstyling techniques; and has seen him branching out into 3D CAD design, 3D Printing and CNC Machining - pushing the boundaries of what is, and will be, possible in the world of crafting design as well as hairstyling.
comb design accessories.

Florrie White

From a very young age Florrie was fascinated by the transformative power of make-up, watching her mother become an exotic creature of the night with the help of tiny pots of Biba make-up. Whilst studying Modern Languages at St. Andrew’s university, Florrie spent the summers working in Ibiza and got to see some of her supermodel crushes in the flesh; Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Karen Mulder. Florrie trained at the Glauca Rossi School of Make-up and dedicated over two years assisting before going solo in 2005. 

Over the years her creative flair shines in the folds of Vogue, Elle, iD, Dazed & Confused, Love, POP and ANOTHER magazine with photographers such as Alexi Lubomirski, Ellen von Unwerth, Boo George and Jon Gorrigan. Florrie has worked with a diversity of red carpet names such as Alexa Chung, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Rosamund Pike, Anna Kendrick and Emily Blunt. She adores the process of working with the photographer, fashion stylist, hairdresser and talent to achieve a confidant and happy woman for the camera or walking out the door for the red carpet.

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