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Top 5 Back to School Beauty Essentials

02
09.2016

It’s hard to believe, but fall is here already! Though we have various programs starting year round at JCI, September always ends up feeling like a new beginning. As the weather turns and summer officially ends, it’s a great time to rethink your beauty routine. Here are our top picks for your back to school beauty essentials:

High SPF sunscreen

1. Sunscreen

Even though the sunniest days may be behind us, there is no excuse to neglect skin protection come fall. Keep up the habit of slathering on that SPF daily, ideally one with broadband spectrum protection. This is the #1 thing you can do to keep your skin healthy and youthful looking. Stock up on this great option from IMAGE skincare at the JCI Body Spa!

foundation mixer nyx

 2. Foundation Mixer

So you’ve lost that summer glow and your makeup is looking a little off. Instead of dropping hard earned cash on a new foundation, spend $12 on a foundation mixer to lighten the shade to where you’re at now. Rather than changing between colours with the seasons, you can mix up the right combo yourself. This is also a great tool if you simply can’t find the perfect match for your skin tone!

argan oil bottle

3. Moisturizer

Prevent those cold weather skin woes before they begin with some solid hydration now. You can choose a cream or oil, but remember this step for improved skin appearance and more even makeup application.

dark lipstick

4. Dark Lipstick 

This season more than ever we are seeing darker lip colours gain popularity. In addition to your typical oxblood, this fall we are seeing every deep shade imaginable. That includes dark navy and black, so go as bold as you dare with this trend! Keeping the rest of your makeup classic and simple is a great way to ease into this trend.

metallic eye makeup

5. Metallic Makeup

Metallic eyes and lips have been everywhere, and are an easy update to your fall beauty look. Shine bright this autumn and shake things up with a little shimmer.


The Makeup Artistry Diploma Program has gained an industry-wide reputation for excellence, giving students an exceptional network of contacts and resources when they enter into the marketplace. During the 10-month full time program, students study everything from glamour and special occasion makeup to special effects makeup and prosthetics application techniques. With classes limited to 16 students, individualized attention and encouragement foster each student’s personal  and professional growth potential.

John Casablancas is the pioneer of prosthetic lab techniques and face casting in Western Canada. This advanced level of training affords our graduates amazing opportunities and a significant advantage for a career in film, TV or theatre.

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