Alice in wonder by US exposure

Make-up artistry student Alice Snell from Bourne with a copy of US  magazine SkinMarkz which her work appears in.
Make-up artistry student Alice Snell from Bourne with a copy of US magazine SkinMarkz which her work appears in.
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A former Bourne Grammar School student is all made up about her ambitions in the make-up industry after breaking onto the US scene.

Alice Snell (19) sent examples of her imaginative and colourful face painting, body art and special effects work to industry magazine SkinMarkz based in Chicago.

But Alice, who studies make-up artistry at Peterborough Regional College, had no idea that the magazine’s editor Becky Lyyski would like her work so much that they would be featured in the magazine.

“I found out about SkinMarkZ on social media and I got in contact with Becky to ask her if she would look at some of my work,” Alice said.

“Becky asked me to send her some examples online as I told her that I was a fan of the magazine.

“A few weeks later, I looked through SkinMarkZ online and, to my amazement, I saw that my work had been featured in a full page spread.

“I was pleasantly surprised and it’s got me a lot more recognition, as well as given me the motivation to work harder.”

Alice, who gained A-levels in English literature, art and religious studies at Bourne Grammar School, is due to have work experience with professional make-up artists Charles Fox in London this September.

“I’m looking forward to it because London is where I want to end up eventually,” Alice said.

“I take my inspiration from TV and films and my dream is to work in television as a make-up artist on gory horror dramas or doing special effects.”

Sam Clarke, Alice’s college tutor, said: “Alice is an exceptional student who has been very proactive in promoting herself in the industry from very early on in the course.

“I am very proud of her achievement and the work experience she has secured.”