“My name is Matilda Lansdown, 26, business manager for Urban Decay cosmetics.
Born with a right bilateral cleft lip and palate, I have undergone approximately 13 corrective procedures in my lifetime, not quite finished my orthodontics though.
I love makeup and I love being able to open the beauty world up to all. We are celebrating World smile day in store with a makeup masterclass, #beautywithanedge. It is a chance to support The Cleft Lip and Palate Association UK, raise awareness and hopefully inspire and educate anyone and everyone on the endless and ever changing possibilities of makeup.
I wear makeup same as I wear underwear, it makes me feel ready for the day and can reflect my mood and style that day. Makeup should not be a mask but an extension of your personality.”