Welwyn Garden City make-up pioneer dies

A LEADING make-up artist and founder of a world-renowned beauty company has died.

Eric Aylott, co-founder of false eyelash manufacturer Eylure, one of the largest employers in WGC in the 20th century, died at his home in Hertford on February 19, aged 92.

AS a successful film make-up artist, Mr Aylott worked with many of the most glamorous leading ladies in Hollywood, including Elizabeth Taylor, Ingrid Bergman and Joan Collins.

In the late 1940s, he founded Eylure with his brother David, which to this day remains a leading brand in false eyelashes and finger nails.

At its height, the company employed around 600 people at its factory in Bridge Road East, WGC.

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Mr Aylott is survived by his two daughters, Geraldine and Elizabeth.

His funeral will be held tomorrow at 11am at Harwood Park Crematorium, Knebworth.

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See this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times for Mr Ayllot’s obituary.

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