A Glasgow make-up artist has been crowned winner of a popular BBC Three show.

Partick’s Yong-Chin Marika Breslin triumphed in the fourth season of Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star.

The 25-year-old competed against fellow make-up artists in a number of different challenges set by professional judges Val Garland and Dominic Skinner.

Some of the challenges this season included completing stage looks on artists for a live Cirque Du Soleil performance at the Royal Albert Hall; working with special effects to create alien characters for Doctor Who; and imaginative make-up transformation tasks.

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Following her success, Yong-Chin told the Glasgow Times: “Going into the competition, I wanted to win.

“I didn’t want to just be a competitor in it. It’s crazy though, it’s such a shock.”

Like so many other contestants, Yong-Chin found that her passion for make-up spurred her on to enter the show and that such a love was landmark to her adolescence.

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She said: “I was always quite interested in make-up as it was the easiest way to change the way you look or your facial expressions.

“I used to always play with make-up when I was really young - literally just scribbling stuff on my face.

“I was always interested in fashion, and I went to study fashion design. I always enjoyed the research and development process as that was spontaneous and creative.”

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For Yong-Chin, a former Hillhead High School pupil, it was in university that she was able to recognise her passion for make-up in professional setting.

She said: “In my last year of university, I decided I wanted to do make-up. I was doing make-up for my sister who was modelling and for people on Halloween.

“Everybody was telling me to do make up and once I started, I went on a roll from there.

“So, I’d watched the show previously and it was one of the only shows that I thought ‘I can do that’.

“I always wanted to do a TV show at some point and go through that competition experience.”

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Yong-Chin’s journey on the show was certainly precarious, having been in the red chair and in the bottom two during a couple of episodes.

She said: “Coming into the competition, it’s not just about how talented you are at make-up. It’s got a lot to do with your mentality and maturity and your ability to move on and see past things.

“It’s so easy to get into your own head, and the creative process is so long. It only starts to look good in the last 15 minutes, so you really have to trust yourself and that’s hard.”

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Yong-Chin said she particularly loved her focus, Celtic warrior and Alexander McQueen looks during the show.

She added: “Once you get past halfway it becomes really intense because anyone can go.

“It’s exhausting too, because they really do judge it by ‘you’re only as good as your last look’.

“It’s judged on then and there, and if you’ve messed up, you’re going home.”

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Returning home a champion, Yong-Chin plans to celebrate her win with friends and family.

She also has a clear vision for the future.

Yong-Chin said: “Over the next few years, I want to work within shows for fashion week, and write articles for fashion and beauty magazines.

“Thinking into the far future, in five-10 years, I’d like to be a beauty editor of a fashion magazine and start to launch my own make-up brand.”