Leading private school brings in make-up experts to teach girls how to apply ...

It has traditionally been banned, alongside short skirts, high heels and too much jewellery.

But make-up has been granted a reprieve at one leading private school, with experts being brought in to teach pupils how to apply it.

The lessons at £18,000-a-year Immanuel College in Hertfordshire are believed to be the first of their kind in the country.

Immanuel College in Hertfordshire is teaching pupils how to apply make up. Pictured a stock photo of women applying make-up

Immanuel College in Hertfordshire is teaching pupils how to apply make up. Pictured a stock photo of women applying make-up

They have been introduced after one 15-year-old pupil revealed that she was suffering anxiety over a skin condition and wanted to learn how to use products.

The co-educational school, which has 570 pupils, has also lifted a ban on make-up for under-16s.

The 40-minute sessions with a qualified make-up artist cover good skin care, hormones and diet, as well as how to apply products. Deputy head Beth Kerr said: ‘The lessons start with a bit about good skin and taking care of yourself with sleep and good hydration.

‘Then there are tips about how to apply cover-up products as too much can be bad for the skin.’ 

The co-educational school (pictured) which has 570 pupils, has also lifted a ban on make-up for under-16s

The co-educational school (pictured) which has 570 pupils, has also lifted a ban on make-up for under-16s

The modules are part of personal,

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