A GROUP of Perak makeup artists made their way into the Malaysia Book of Records by applying makeup on the largest number of participants within an hour.
A total of 126 artists aged between 17 and 60 took part in the endeavour and successfully applied high-tea themed makeup on 724 models, with each artist working on a minimum of five models.
The attempt is now recognised as the “Most Number of Participants in a Simultaneous Beauty and Makeup Event” by the Malaysia Book of Records.
The event held at Rural Transformation Centre Gopeng was organised by MyBeauty Academy in cooperation with the Department of Skills Development (JPK) and Toko Impian Beauty & Spa Academy.
Organising vice-chairperson Juliana Ngok said the event was organised to show off the skills and talent of people working in the state’s cosmetics industry.
“Today’s participants are a blend of professional and amateur artists, because I believe that true talent does not necessarily need to be proven by a piece of certification.
“By inviting all of them here for the event, we also strive to improve the image of makeup artists around the state and at the same time, promote the option of venturing into an industry that offer opportunities for skilled workers to degree holders,” she told journalists during the event last Saturday.
Most of the makeup artists, Ngok added, came from community colleges, vocational schools, accredited centres under JPK and entrepreneur groups.
Asked about the reason behind choosing a specific makeup theme for the event, Ngok said it was to provide a clear direction for the artists to achieve the record within an hour.
“There are many categories, such as stage makeup, bridal makeup and party makeup. We picked a simpler theme for the artists to ensure we could achieve our target because when one dresses up for high tea, the makeup is more casual and minimalistic.
“If we were to go for a heavier makeup theme requiring more work like applying fake eyelashes, it could easily take up one whole day,” she said.
After the hour was up, Lenggong MP Datuk Shamsul Anuar Nasarah handed over the Malaysia Book of Records certificate to Ngok as well as the makeup artists involved in the event.
Running concurrently with the event was the Skills and Entrepreneurship Carnival, which saw the public taking part in seven types of competitions: massage, fantasy makeup, graphic makeup, cake decoration, dress sewing, fruit carving and hairdressing.
Exhibition booths were also set up by JPK accredited centres, government agencies and entrepreneur groups for the public to check out.