BEAUTY proved to be more than skin deep for a college lecturer after she secured a prestigious award for the second consecutive time.

Darlington College tutor Victoria Robinson has been awarded the title of Makeup Artist of the Year in the North East Beauty Industry Awards – testament for her hard work. 

She collected the same prize the last time the competition was run in 2019.

The mother-of-two, who has worked as a make-up artist in the film industry alongside the likes of James McAvoy in the war epic Atonement, said she was thrilled to be recognised.

The Northern Echo: James McAvoy during the filming of AtonementJames McAvoy during the filming of Atonement

“I had to put together a portfolio of evidence about what I had done and clients voted for me,” said Victoria. 

“There were 10 finalists and when my name wasn’t read out as part of the commendations I thought I’d been unsuccessful. So I was really pleased when they said I had won.”

Stockton-born, Victoria, 40, decided to study L3 theatre and media makeup before launching her own makeup business.

Ms Robinson also thanked her clients for their support. 

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