So the last couple of weeks have seen an overload of creative makeup, as I turned up at the door of this year's College West of Scotland's HND makeup show. This is the advanced course, demonstrating theatrical and special effects makeup looks. So the visitor to the event ends up witnessing an eclectic mix of creative, beautiful, sometimes gory and deranged imaginings from the James Watt, Reid Kerr and Clydebank colleges that make up the new amalgam.
It was a crowded, busy night, with barely room to move, let alone grab some photos. I managed to resist the lure of butterfly cupcakes and catch up with a familiar face or three.