Val Garland is the mind-bending talent most makeup artists want to be when they grow up. Under her belt are countless designer ad campaigns, miles of catwalk magnificence, Lady Gaga’s prosthetic alien cheekbones, and dozens and dozens of magazine covers. Graduating from the tutelage of such a luminary is the very definition of validation in the makeup world. So it was a stroke of genius that Mastered, the online fashion school, decided to launch the Val Garland School of Make-up, a course for existing makeup artists to hone their natural talents with insight from a true insider at the top of the makeup game. But is Garland ready to swap the black liner for the blackboard? We asked her to tell us a little about the program and to give us a tour of the ultimate classroom: her amazing London atelier.