Make-up students glowing following celebrity visit - The Stratford Observer

Make-up students glowing following celebrity visit

Stratford Editorial 8th Jan, 2022   0

MAKE-UP for stage and screen students were aglow when a celebrity in the field visited Stratford College.

The students were treated to a demonstration by a finalist from the BBC’s Glow Up TV show as part of their work experience week.

Craig Hamilton took part in the televised competition aired earlier this year which aims to find new make up artists.

Craig, who finished runner up, visited the college to pass on tips and skills to the students.

He said: “I have a college background myself and it has led me to where I am today. Also, I really have a passion to inspire people and love the opportunity to do that.”

With college lecturer Katie Ford as his model, Craig improvised a fantasy look with a third eye as a feature.

Craig chose this look for a number of reasons: “I wanted to do a look for the students that pushes boundaries, and a third eye is a literal new perspective. The make-up industry is competitive so you have to do new things to stand out.”

The students set about achieving their own other-worldly creations in a Glow Up style scenario.

Lecturer Charlotte Hollingworth said: “Craig has been an absolute natural with the students. He’s provided them with professional advice for the industry as well as giving them tips and feedback on their work. He fully engaged with them and you could tell the students had a wonderful experience, especially as most were huge fans of the show!”


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