THE skills of a Taunton make-up artist are set to be viewed by a staggering four billion people.

Lucy Davis has been chosen to ensure that the dancers and other participants at the opening and closing ceremonies of the London Olympic Games look their best.

Lucy, 24, who was born and bred in Taunton, and also helps prepare brides on their big days, has had an induction session and is set to test her handiwork during rehearsals.

She is now gearing up for her big days on Friday, July 27, and the closing ceremony on Sunday, August 12.

“I feel nervous, but excited because it’s such a massive event,” she said.

“Having so many people around the world see what you do is a bit surreal.”

As well as making up people for events such as weddings, Lucy has also worked on TV shows such as Larkrise to Candleford and 5 Days.