I have only ever had my makeup done by a bridal makeup artist once, and that was for the wedding of a friend when I lived in Los Angeles. After all, I am pretty adept at doing my own makeup, so had never thought I needed the services of one.

This particular occasion, however, I wanted to look perfect for the wedding as she is my closest friend. Well, that and I was taking a guy I really like, and I had to look good for him.

So, I made an appointment three hours before the wedding to have my makeup done by a woman a friend recommended. A woman who does the makeup of many of Hollywood’s stars.

The whole session took 45 minutes but, when I left her salon I looked like a completely different person. I had arched eyebrows, high cheekbones and a pout I had never had before or since.

All I can say is, if you get a chance to have your makeup done by a professional, grab that chance and run with it. You will be so much in love with yourself by the time she has finished, you will want her to come and live in your house so you will always look like that.