All Made-up for the finals

A Taunton student has won through to the national finals of a major Make-up Artistry award – and now she’s hoping for public support to be placed top.
Rhiannon Salter, 21, a student at Somerset College, Taunton, is one of four finalists to be chosen from around the country for the prestigious Illamasqua Distinction in Make-up Artistry Awards 2011.
The third year BA Media Make-up student came up with eye-catching designs that set her apart to reach the finals - a multi-coloured jazz-inspired portrait based on artist Bruni Sablan and a project on the theme of a Magpie.
Now Rhiannon's work has been judged in the live round at the Make-up company’s flagship London store by an expert judging panel and members of the public are also invited to vote for her on the company Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/6fkprhy.

The phenomenally successful company encourages self-expression through make-up as an idea that is spreading outside alternative cultures, aiming to accentuate looks beyond the norm.
“I’m really excited and nervous, it’s a great opportunity,” said Rhiannon, who has always wanted to work in theatrical make-up.
University course lecturer Carolyne Hinds is urging fellow students and the public to vote for Rhiannon as the winner will be based on the highest score from both the judging panel and the public vote.
“Rhiannon’s work is brave, she’s not afraid to try something different and she really knows how to make a statement. She has been practising over and over again and we wish her the best of luck,” said Carolyne Hinds.
The winners will be announced at an exclusive event in London on November 1.
Somerset College is one of just a handful of colleges in the UK to provide university degree level Media Make-up courses.
Caption: Rhiannon practising for the finals on friend Alastair Wyllie