Two talented make-up artistry students from Dumbarton have been showcasing their work in an end of year extravaganza at SWG3 in Glasgow.

Abbey Hill and Angela Carmichael, who both attend West College Scotland, showed off their skills at the The HND Make-up Artistry Exhibition on May 2.

The event transported guests including friends, family and industry professionals to a land of fantasy where spectacular visuals were brought to life with mythical creatures, monsters and fairy-tale characters.

Abbey, who created a goddess figure, told the Reporter: “I wanted my character - Celestial Creation - to be mysterious, yet mesmerising and powerful.

"I took inspiration from Moroccan interior design to create the setting of a dark yet intriguing room for the goddess figure to be in.”

The 21-year-old enjoyed learning how to create exciting and different make up looks and being able to collaborate with different creatives in the industry.

She hopes to work in the fashion/editorial sector of the industry but would like to gain more experience in media makeup.

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Angela, meanwhile, who created a lion tamer, loved gaining new skills to further her career in make-up artistry and designing, and bringing to life her character for her graded unit.

The 33-year-old said: “I got my inspiration from the circus and watching the Greatest Showman.

“I am hoping to get into industry and gain more skills and hopefully start my own business doing what I love.”

The event was organised to highlight students’ unique skills and technical abilities to employers and industry partners, as well as their approach to their own career management and the entrepreneurial pitch of their work.

Karen Stevenson, hairdressing, beauty and make-up artistry, head of sector at the college praised the students’ efforts

She said: ‘This event is a wonderful opportunity for our HND Makeup Artistry students to showcase their skills.

“Once again, this event has proved to be a huge success. Each of the students worked extremely hard in the run up to the event creating and perfecting their own personal looks and display areas.

“We are exceptionally proud of what each of them has achieved. They’re a credit to themselves and the college and I’m in no doubt that they will go on to successful careers within the make-up industry.’

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