Make-up Artistry students bring the weird and wonderful to PASS Theatre

Photo: Suzanne Heffron

Superheroes, werewolves, demons and witches took over Edinburgh College’s PASS Theatre this week as the college’s Make-up Artistry students showcased their cosmetic talents.

More than 30 students used their special effects and beauty make-up skills to bring the mythical creatures to life as part of Edinburgh College’s annual Ministry of Make-up showcase.

The HND students produced a variety of show-stopping looks which were modelled by fellow students during a catwalk show at the college’s Granton Campus.

X-Men’s Mystique, the Night King from Game of Thrones, Nebula from Guardians of the Galaxy and the evil spirit Baphomet were just some of the characters on show.

As part of their course students are taught make-up artistry disciplines ranging from styling hair and wigs, to bodypainting and special effects. Classes are taught by lecturers Joanne Carmichael and Michelle Paterson who helped students pull their final looks together.

Michelle said: “The looks produced by the students this year have been nothing short of outstanding. The attention to detail and time and effort they have put in to bringing the characters to life is evident in how realistic they look. The students have created something that wouldn’t look out of place on a Hollywood film set or in the theatre and I’m very proud of what they have achieved. We had a great night sharing their talents during the catwalk show at PASS Theatre.”

HND Make-up Artistry student Emily Turnbull said: “Being a part of the Ministry of Make-up was a really exciting and nerve-wracking experience. It was a great opportunity to use the skills we’ve learned on our course and to showcase the work we’ve produced as part of our graded assessment. It was an amazing night and experience.”

The Ministry of Make-up is part of Edinburgh College’s annual Glow festival which showcases the talents of its Creative Industries students. Glow festival runs until 19 June, with a variety of performances and exhibitions across Edinburgh. Find out more: