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Makeup Organization

21
03.2017

Anyone who loves makeup as much as we do knows the struggle of storing all those liquid lipsticks, brushes, blushes and highlighters. Even when our drawers, kits and makeup bags are full, we can’t seem to avoid buying that new limited edition offering from our favourite brand. The thing is, when you can’t see what you have it is easy to forget about all those purchases! Why have all the beautiful makeup if you’re not going to use it?

If that sounds like you, it might be time to invest in some proper storage for your collection. The best place to store makeup is away from humidity or heat, so with that in mind, here are some of our top picks:

YouTube Approved Dresser 

This set of drawers is beloved on Youtube by your favourite beauty influencers. If your makeup collection is extensive and you have the space, you may want to opt for something like this.

Small Space Solution

You can pull out all the stops and get a massive over the door storage unit. It’s actually perfect given the typical size of most Vancouver apartments – and it still gives you a lot of extra storage.

Countertop Organizers

If you’re in need of some cute storage but don’t have enough space for a whole piece of furniture, a countertop organizer is perfect! Get a combo with different sections all stacked together to make the most of whatever room you do have.

Bargain Finds 

You can also check out your local dollar store to find some bargain makeup organizers! Take a look at Dollarama for some cheap and cheerful countertop display pieces – they might not be as fancy but they get the job done.


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 Institute 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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Blog / Makeup

JCI Makeup Talk: HD Powder- Don’t Overdo It!

20
03.2017

JCI Makeup Talk: Nicole Kidman

Don’t Overdo It With HD Powder

Have you ever seen photos of celebrities who look they forgot to brush off the excess powder from their face? That’s what happens when flash photography mixes with too much HD (high definition) powder.

HD powders have a high content of silica that reflects light. When applied to dry skin and a flash photo is taken, they give off the white cast we’ve seen so many times before. The trick here is to use these types of powders sparingly and in places where there is moisture, such as the T-Zone where we tend to get oily. This allows the powder to dissolve into the skin and assures that flashback won’t be a problem.

JCI Makeup Talk HD Powder


Blog Contributor: Jennine Cook, Makeup Program Co-Director and Industry Liaison

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 Institute 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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Blog / Makeup

JCI Makeup Blog: YouTube Makeup Tutorials to Watch this Month

16
03.2017

We bet all of you love watching YouTube tutorials as much as we do – it’s so fun to see Makeup Artists give their opinions on products, get ideas and hopefully learn something new. As always, we love to share some of our favourite videos from JCI grads whenever we have the chance. Check them out and hit subscribe to see more! Let us know which ones are your favourites in the comments as always.

Samantha St John

Samantha Ravndahl

Brittany Marie 

Kimberley Margarita

Jeanne Wang 

Leigh Dickson

Nickeil Genesis 


The Makeup Artistry Diploma Program

JCI 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.

JCI,
Blog / Fashion

Spring Fashion Trends 2017

15
03.2017

After a rather tiring winter, we have finally started to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Spring is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited for lighter jackets, bare legs and brighter colour pallets. But what trends are we seeing as the weather warms up?

Embroidery

Decorative stitching is everywhere for spring – you’ll find embroidered bags, shoes, jeans and shirts. It’s a fun way to add some colour to your basics.

Pale Pink

Though pastels are big every spring, pale hues of pink are really taking over this season.

Out-There Accessories

It might be fur, pom-poms or bold metallics, but accessoires are getting a little more outrageous for 2017. Don’t be afraid to take some risks and try something new!

Romantic Details

Oversized bell sleeves, pleats and frills are all over for spring. Girly girls rejoice and check out how pretty all these victorian-inspired styles are.

Mules

Though mules (and slides in general) emerged as a huge trend last year, they are still going strong. Take your pick of close-toed, furry or sandal style mules!

What trends are you most looking forward to for spring?


Love fashion and want to make it your career? JCI Institute Vancouver’s Fashion Business & Creative Arts Diploma Program provide students with a comprehensive overview of the fashion industry, combining creative and business elements. This diverse approach gives our fashion school grads a distinct advantage both in knowledge and skill. Prepare for many jobs in the fashion industry, including becoming a fashion buyer, fashion stylist, or for work in fashion merchandising.
If becoming a fashion designer is more your speed, choose our Core Fashion Program. This course at our fashion design institute will give you all the skills you need to be a fashion designer. Choose between our fashion programs to find the best fit for you!

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Blog / Makeup

JCI Makeup Talk: Film, TV, Movies in Hollywood North

14
03.2017

Makeup for film tv and movies

Hollywood North is Remains on Top

If doing makeup for film and television is what you’ve always dreamed of, then here’s to dreams coming true!

While the Vancouver  film industry is not immune to the ups and downs that other industries experience, it’s time to settle in for an extended high. Hollywood North is in action full swing and there is no end to the production boom in sight.

Dozens of shows are slated to shoot throughout the summer months alone, creating thousands of jobs for production staff- makeup artists included! Hollywood features and TC shows frequently flock to Vancouver to film, for instance the series “Arrow” which has poured over $360-million dollars into the BC film industry over 5 seasons. You can see how many productions are being filmed locally by checking out the BC film production list.

While you may be in the early stages of earning your credits to get into the union, don’t be discouraged to think you aren’t ready to get on set. With all of the blockbusters and prime-time television series taking up the more experienced crews in Vancouver, huge opportunities exist for newer makeup artists to break onto the scene. Vancouver has a strong independent film production scene with work in film, music videos, commercials, movies of the week (MOW), and TV series aired on Canadian networks. Most independent content productions are non-union shoots which provide great opportunities for entry-level makeup artists.

Don’t be too quick to discount shows aired on smaller networks such as the W Network, HGTV, and Slice. Everyone has to start somewhere and these networks all have shows that are shot locally and need makeup artists for both the hosts and on-camera guests. These are paid jobs that count toward union credits. YVRshoots.com is a resourceful site that keeps you in the know on what is shooting around town.

There has never been a better time to pursue a career in film and television in Vancouver. The boom is only starting, and with no end in sight there is unlimited potential in how far you can go. Time to clean up your brushes and settle in for a very busy year ahead. Good luck to you all!


The Makeup Artistry Diploma Program

JCI 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 theater.

This post was written by Jennine Cook, JCI’s Makeup Industry Liaison.

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