Tetsimonial for make up for Scottish OperaJohn Liddell,
Head of Costume at Scottish Opera

Isobel has worked as a make-up and wig specialist on many of Scottish Opera’s productions, including La Bohème, Carmen, Don Giovanni, Madame Butterfly and La Traviata.

Opera demands the highest standards in applying make-up, putting on wigs, and styling hair, and she is a highly skilled and well-thought of exponent of her craft. She can create looks for contemporary concepts or period shows from any era. Theatre make-up and wigs – the two almost always go together – require not only technical knowledge and experience, but also a high degree of artistic flair, a dedicated approach, and a sense of commitment to the project.

Isobel’s abilities have made her one of the most successful practitioners in this field, and I have been very lucky to have her as part of my team on numerous occasions.

Groom and bride with her hair and make-up by Isobel DOnald professional make-up artistPatricia MacLaren

“I booked Isobel for my wedding reception.

Isobel created a style that was perfect for me and lasted all night. She did a beautiful job, she was always one time, professional, very flexible with all of us and so easy to communicate with.

I would highly recommend her for your wedding or even a special event!!”

Wedding bride with make-up by Isobel Donald Professional Make-up artistAndrea Sneddon

I was delighted that I chose Isobel to do my makeup and wedding party on the day. What was important to me is that I looked like myself, I do like to wear makeup and wanted someone who understood my requests for the day and Isobel did just that.

I was so impressed that she arrived at the venue in plenty of time and set up and she has this wonderful range of makeup with fantastic quality, it was out of this world.

My bridesmaids, mum and I all felt so special, we were all so happy with her attention and calm working atmosphere.

She had all our requirements met, including fullness of lashes and colour of lips, and also gave fantastic advice on how we were going to keep ourselves topped up and looking fantastic for the remainder of the day.

I can’t thank Isobel enough, we had lots of compliments on the day. I would strongly recommend Isobel and have done already. Absolute star !

Thank you x x

Bride at wedding with make-up by Isobel Donald Professional Make-up artistClaire Reid Sharman

“I was absolutely delighted with the job Isobel did with my wedding makeup and that of my bridesmaids! She was so calming on the morning of the wedding as she gently brushed my face with her cosmetic wand! I wasn’t really paying much attention I was so relaxed by the end of it and my face just opened up into a massive smile when she had finished. I’m usually quite modest but we all looked fantastic!

Thank you Isobel”


“Isobel is a fantastic job of make up for the bridesmaids, mother of the bride and I (the bride). It was everything I hoped for – natural, long lasting and made me feel confident all day long. Thanks to Isobel I felt great all day and didn’t have to worry about anything. Thanks Agian.”

IMG_0016Cheryl McCarrol

Isobel was fantastic, I knew I want my hair up out of my face but did not have much of an idea after that, she spent loads of time with me going though what would look good and suit me and tryed lots of things out until we found the perfect stile which looked great all day with out any thing needed doing even after lots of dancing.  I wanted my make up so I still looked like me just a glossy version, and she got it spot on, I felt great all day.