Monster make-overs in King’s Lynn

Living artwork created by Amanda Hughes
Living artwork created by Amanda Hughes
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Shoppers in Lynn town centre will be getting a frightening experience tomorrow.

KL.FM morning presenter Christopher Dean will be getting a monster make-over from artist Amanda Hughes.

One of the living art works created by Amanda Hughes

One of the living art works created by Amanda Hughes

After getting a chest wax, Mr Dean, who has refused to shave off his beard, will be transformed into a zombie before replacing a mannequin in a shop window to scare passers-by.

Make-up artist Miss Hughes, who specialises in creative make up and body painting, has recently started up her own business and will be looking to showcase her talents tomorrow.

Within a tight five-hour window, Miss Hughes will not only be doing a half-body paint on Mr Dean but will also be giving three girls a fantasy-themed make-over.

She said: “It has taken a lot to get it all together but it is going to cause a buzz. I’ve had a lot of support from the town centre shops. It is going to be lots of fun.

“Normally, it would take me four to six hours but I shall be doing four people in five hours on Saturday so it is going to be a mission. If I was going to a competition it would take six hours to do the make-up.

“Chris is going along a Halloween theme and there is going to be a lot of detail on his back.

“The girls will be wearing trousers and boob tubes so I’ll be decorating their faces, arms and chest areas.”

Miss Hughes studied media make-up at the College of West Anglia three years ago and gained a triple distinction along with winning silver at the World Skills UK Show.

She has now decided to start up her own business , which specialises in creative make-up along with wedding packages.

Miss Hughes, who also offers character make-up along with body paint, will also be offering workshops. She will be running workshops in Great Yarmouth next month.

She said: “I am really passionate about it and would love to be able to pass on my skills to other people who are creative as well.

“Once you start body painting it can be quite addictive.”

Miss Hughes applies the make-up using an air brush.

She said: “Body paint is water based and easily applied and comes off in a very hot shower.

“Once it’s on it is pretty permanent. You don’t smudge it unless it rains or the weather is very hot.”

If you are interested in a workshop contact Miss Hughes by calling 07584 166451

Or you can visit her Facebook page www.facebook.com/amanda1234makeupartist