A couple of Saturdays ago I was invited long to The Academy of Make-ups Open Day. Now, I must confess I am definitely no make-up genius. I stick to the basics I know work and every now and again will pop on a slick of bright lipstick to give me the ultimate boost. But ask me how to get the perfect eye-liner flick, or how to master the art of contouring and I'm blank.
However, sat in front of a mirror getting ready to don the killer heels and new dress I wish I could be a make-up master and transform my face into a work of art. So I was super excited to delve into the world of make-up magic.
When you arrive the studio is gorgeously light and welcoming. The light-bulb mirrors add an obvious touch of glamour and the fashion mags dotted around provide plenty of inspiration.
I was lucky enough to see some of the TV and special effects make-up in action as their was a live demonstration of how to create a gruesome looking burn.
You entered an amazingly decorated space with twinkling lights and pretty foliage, and all the make-up you could imagine - it was a wonderland of cosmetics.
There was glittering eye-shadows and lipsticks in every colour. It's packaging that was simple and perfect, with a look that has the potential to become iconic.