BEAUTY therapist Angela Bartlett, who runs a salon in Beeston, was selected as the make-up artist to demonstrate a range of men’s make-up products on this year’s BBC 1 show The Apprentice.
Aston Mitchell cosmetics picked Angela to apply make-up to Team Venture’s Leon Doyle and Vincent Disneur in Team Logic as part of a challenge which saw the two teams competing to sell beauty treatments.
Claire Mitchell, sales director of Aston Mitchell, said: “We selected Angela as she is has a wealth of knowledge about skin care and make-up and reflects the professionalism of our cosmetic range.”
Leon, who has since been fired by Lord Sugar, was quoted as saying “I think I've still got strong views on wearing man make-up...I don't think that's ever going to be for me.”
But Vincent Disneur, also fired, appeared to be far more positive.
Angela said: “Vincent seemed to enjoy the whole experience. He was polite and charming, but unfortunately that doesn’t make such good television coverage, so it wasn’t used.”
The range of products was not chosen to be sold by either team but Angela was unsurprised given the range is purely for men.
She added: “I was pleased about this because I don’t think it is ethical to train people in a few hours to do make-up or beauty treatments.”
Angela believes make-up for men is catching on.
“We do a lot of wedding make-up at the Wild Boar Hotel, but as yet we haven’t done any full make-up applications on men.
“A few of our brides have requested a little help for their grooms, mainly powder to stop shine and some concealer to cover up any blemishes. Looking forward though, I think make-up is a trend that is growing particularly in cities and amongst younger men and one which men will gradually embrace as time goes on.”