fantastic doesn't even come close! Now I know what my calling is in life...
When I was asked to be one of the MUAs involved in the event, I grasped it with both hands. Having not done something of this scale before I was understandably "nervous" so to speak. Being tasked with doing full make-up on several models in 15 mins each as opposed to 1 hr each is always going to be a daunting task... but I hadn't considered the power of adrenalin! Some people get a "high" from extreme sports, some get it from playing music (and of course some get it "artificially") but for me, this is most definitely my "drug".
I had the privilege of working with some other fantastic MUAs including: Jodi Milne, Carol Paterson and Jill Sime among others. We worked our socks off (can't think of a better make-up euphemism I'm afraid - sorry!) but enjoyed every min of it. The whole event is run and organised by Freedom Hairdressing and enlists the (complimentary) talents of many local photographers, hairdressers, independent boutiques/gift shops and entertainment.
Ten local finalists were beautified for their catwalk debut as well as four models from The Model Team for Hayley Scanlan's new clothing range (featured). Tamzin O'Malley (featured right) was a joy to make-up, with beautiful features and a pleasant manner to match. There were certainly no "diva" attitudes in these young ladies.
And to top it all off, it was for a fantastic cause: Maggie's cancer centre, Dundee and over £6K was raised.
Would I do it again? Hell yeah!