Kyle woman’s Tooth Fairy creation featured in showcase

It was all fright on the night for a newly-qualified make-up artist from Kyle as she showed off her skills at a showcase event in Glasgow last week.

Natasha Burt was among the make-up artistry students of West College Scotland showcasing their work  at the ‘Make-up Mayhem’ end-of-year event at The Arches last Thursday.

Living up to its name, the evening – which was attended by industry professionals, press and friends and family – saw the audience transported to a land of fantasy where spectacular visuals were brought to life with mythical creatures, monsters and fairy-tale characters.

Natasha Burt

Natasha with her Tooth Fairy creation

Natasha (23), who created a Tooth Fairy with a difference for the event, said: “It was great course and I really learned a lot. Not only that, but my confidence has really grown too. I’m so delighted with my graded unit creation the Tooth Fairy – it was hard work but so worth it in the end. I wanted to try something different, and no one had ever done it before. Next step for me is freelance – and I can’t wait!”

Karen McIlvenna, head of the hairdressing, beauty and make-up artistry sector, said: “Events like these give our students the chance to showcase their eclectic range of skills by transforming models using a mix of fashion-led and special-effects cosmetics.

“The students were given 24 weeks to prepare a fantasy, period or prosthetic special-effect character of their choice using the skills and techniques learned throughout their three years’ study. We are exceptionally proud of what each of them have 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.”