AN AYR college make-up lecturer whose amazing transformations into celebrities saw her become an online hit during lockdown has returned to the classroom – but not before one final look.

Alana Pignatiello’s stunning work turning into the likes of Captain Tom Moore, Lewis Capaldi and Nicola Sturgeon saw her feature on ITV’s flagship programme ‘This Morning’ on May 6, where she also turned into presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

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But now she is back to inspire aspiring make-up artists as college’s emerge from lockdown and she wants to see students boost their work with a digital marketing element.

Before heading back to school, she turned herself into famous duo Ant and Dec who have returned to our screens presenting Britain’s Got Talent as the show hits the semi-finals.

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And the Ayrshire College talented lecturer is ready to show the next generation how it’s done.

Alana said: "Ant and Dec will be my last make-up for a while as my focus has had to shift to preparing for the year ahead. The whole experience was quite overwhelming as I never started doing it to be seen, I just wanted to engage my students and keep myself motivated and busy.

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"Seeing the student’s reaction has been the best tonic for me through this whole lockdown. They are the ones I wanted to motivate and inspire, and I think it worked.

“If all that comes out of this is that they keep busy, push themselves to try new things and stay focused on their studies, then I am one very happy lecturer."

Alana wants to bring attention to the importance for make-up artists to use social media in order to show off their creative work.

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Alana said: "We started to use Instagram to engage with the students when we went into lockdown as this was a platform they all used. I posted on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and I was lucky that when I did my Lewis Capaldi make-up, he saw it and everything snowballed from there.

"All of our students use social media platforms and this unit will help them understand how to use it properly as a business tool to help promote their business.”