An enthusiastic class of media make-up students created an array of glamorous and quirky make-up looks to complement a collection of fantastically flamboyant headdresses by Oxfordshire-based Enchanted Headdress.

With the final of the BBC’s popular Glow Up TV contest this week, media make-up is hot news . The talented make-up artists (MUAs) at Newcastle College, Newcastle-under-Lyme, have chosen to make it their career and are studying for Level 2 and 3 diplomas in hair and media make-up.

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As part of their coursework, tutor Shelley Cross arranged a visit by innovative designer/maker Lyn Oswin, of Enchanted Headdress, Minster Lovell (below), who creates fabulous bespoke headdresses for everything from weddings and special occasions to drag performers, masquerade balls, costumiers and shop displays.

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Lyn brought along more than 20 of her amazing creations including a butterfly crown, halos of coloured pencils and coral, steam punk bowler hats, diamante-encrusted spiked tiaras, a futuristic bubble cap, and a host of extravagant floral designs.

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“I am so proud of my students, they embraced and engaged in the brief and produced some amazing work,” said their tutor, Shelley.

“Lyn sent us photos of the headdresses and each student chose their favourite design and created a full make-up to go with it,” she revealed.

Headdress designer Lyn said she was delighted to collaborate on the MUA assignment, which was photographed by Oxfordshire-based photographer Jacqueline Cross for the students’ portfolios. The photographs were taken in front of Photography Backdrops UK’s hand-painted backdrops.

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Student Amelia Grant

“It’s been a sheer delight and lots of fun to see the amazing make-up looks the students came up with to go with my headdresses,” said Lyn.