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Freaky Friday Makeup

09
06.2017

There’s no denying that students and graduates from John Casablancas Institute have a creative and wide imagination. From aliens to zombies, these artistic makeup artists have created the most terrifying and creepy looks.

Take a look for yourself, if you dare.

Samantha St John

It seems as if JCI Makeup graduate Samantha St John celebrates Halloweens almost every day! We are not complaining – with over 25K followers on Instagram, this Canadian beauty influencer is a wildly talented hair, makeup, and special effects artist.

 

 

Keep up with Samantha on her Youtube channel

Emily Crawford 

Recent Makeup graduate Emily Crawford, left a lasting impression at JCI by creating a terrifying “BARAKA” look for her final prosthetic exam.

 Danielle Rudnisky 

Electrical burns, chemical burns, slit throats and severed fingers– our students get the chance to create all these looks in the JCI Makeup Program. Current student Danielle has mastered the art of special effects makeup.

 

Aside from being a makeup artist, Danielle is also a professional photographer. Click here to follow her Instagram page. 

Kimberley Margarita

A JCI Makeup graduate, Canadian beauty influencer, Youtube phenomenon and an Instagram sensation with over 535K followers, Kimberley Margarita is a talented makeup artist who just got placed in the top 20 for the NYX Cosmetics Face Awards! Congrats Kimberley.

Check out her video for the Top 30 NYX Face Awards.

The second challenge for the Face Awards has been revealed and voters will be able to vote for the top 12 from June 16-23. For more information on how you can vote for Kimberley, visit the Face Awards 2017 website.

Keep up with Kimberley Margarita on her Youtube Channel: Colour Creep

Luke Taylor

Luke recently graduated the JCI Makeup Program and finished his final prosthetics exam by creating this creepy alien creature. This image can also be viewed on the JCI Instagram page.

Jennifer Day

Current JCI Makeup student, Jennifer, created this “Drop Dead Gorgeous” corpsing look during an airbrushing class. Check out all those perfect details!

Alexandra Gill

Alexandra graduated the JCI Makeup Artistry program and has continued her passion for bodypainting, as seen on her Instagram account. Here’s a look at two of her recent body painted creations: “Night Shine” and “Psychedelic Chameleon.”

Janelle Montague

Janelle is currently enrolled in the JCI Makeup Program and has been enjoying creating special effects makeup looks. Her latest creation is this frightening zombie!

Follow Janelle on her Youtube channel: Genie Slays

We may be months away from Halloween 2017, but it’s never too late for a little inspiration. JCI Makeup artists aren’t afraid to take risks and show off their dark side with these makeup techniques.


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 the marketplace. During the 10-month full-time program, students study everything from glamor 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 theater.

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Makeup

Beauty Talk: Spring Wrap-Up

30
05.2017

Spring is wrapping up, but not without leaving us with a few treasures.

One of the highlights of this Spring was the launch of MAC Cosmetics new Samantha Ravndahl lipstick. Samantha graduated the JCI Makeup program and is a beauty influencer with over 2.4 million Instagram followers. As if we weren’t proud enough of this Youtube vlogger already. A huge bravo to Ms. Ravndahl on another successful endeavor! Her sheer nude lipstick color is gorgeous and a must-have in every artist’s kit.

NYX Cosmetics is on a roll with the opening of their new freestanding stores. The NYX Robson location just opened this month, and you will be sure to see some familiar JCI faces working behind the counter at both the Metrotown and Robson locations.

In addition to offering a fabulous selection of products at already great prices, NYX has just announced that they are offering a 30% discount at their freestanding store to current makeup students to facilitate and support your artistry! They will require your JCI student identification at the point of sale to honor the discount.

Sephora has just launched their brand new Summer Internship program. The Summer Internship Program is a paid internship and is designed to provide candidates with direct work experience in a specific department within Sephora Stores. During the eight-week program, interns will be paired with a mentor who will provide them with on-the-job work experience and role shadowing opportunities to further career aspiration.

Participants will also receive various training focused on client services, various departments and functional areas and an opportunity to interact with senior leaders in the business. In addition to working and training in a specific area, participants will participate in team designed initiatives and a final cumulative project to address a current company opportunity.

If you are a current student and would like to apply, Sephora has asked that you submit your resume directly to Jennine Cook (jennine@jcimakeup.com) by June 5th. All submissions will be forwarded directly to Sephora. 


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 the marketplace. During the 10-month full-time program, students study everything from glamor 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 theater.

 

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Makeup

Makeup Artistry Students Get Creative at JCI

05
05.2017

The past few weeks have been full of exciting makeup looks at John Casablancas Institute. From old age makeup to fantasy mermaid looks, the JCI makeup students are creative and talented. If you’ve been keeping up with our Instagram page, then you’ve probably seen a couple of these awesome looks.

Talk about our students ageing… just kidding! Our students learned the tricks on how to perfect and old age makeup look and they nailed this look. Looks done by Danielle Rudnisky, makeup artist and photographer, Nicole Campbell and Abby Fraser.

    

Imagine if Ariel looked like this? The Little Mermaid would definitley be called “The Rad Mermaid.” Makeup student Emily Crawford did a mermaid airbush look for fantasy makeup day. Check out her makeup page on Instagram.

Students always go the extra mile to be creative during their fantasy day makeup looks. From slaying dragon makeup to nature makeup, there’s no stopping our makeup students from trying different designs.

Follow these students on Instagram for more makeup looks:

Nicky Campbell

Justine Peterson 

Latisha Lindsey

Abby Fraser

Danielle Rudnisky 

Bejeweled makeup looks amazing and is an amazing look to go with when at summer music festivals. JCI makeup student Lauren O’Donnell practiced and perfected this look on JCI makeup student Sarah House.

  

There’s never a dull moment at JCI. Sometimes our Fun Fridays turn into Freaky Fridays in makeup classes. It may not be Halloween yet but that doesn’t stop the intense makeup effects our students create. Frostbites, scars, zombie bites and electrical burns were just some of the horrific looks our students pulled off.

Makeup created by: Soul Catcher Artistry, Brooke Johnson and Victoria Rasmussen.

Interested in learning the tricks on creating special effect makeup, or just the basics? Learn more about the JCI Makeup Program and follow us on Instagram to view more interesting and spooky makeup looks!

 

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Makeup

Beauty Hacks

28
04.2017

It may be the excitement of the weekend finally arriving, or Friday mornings are just everyone’s happy day, either way, Happy Friday! If you’ve got big plans this weekend and need tips and tricks to get ready efficiently, then you’ve come to the right blog post.

Beauty Hack #1: The Banana Peel

Bananas are not only healthy to eat; they also provide us with Vitamin B6 and contain 10% of our daily fiber requirements. However, they also make for excellent skincare products. Hold off on purchasing a new face mask and try this at home remedy instead.

Take the inside of a ripe organic banana peel and rub it on your acne scar until the peel turns a brownish color. This will help lighten any acne scar you may have. Remember to repeat about three times a day.

If you take a banana peel, mix it with egg yolk, it will give you an anti-aging face mask. Apply this face mask for 10 minutes and rinse off with water. If you continue to use this face mask remedy, you will be begin to see results in wiping out wrinkles and be left with a smooth feeling on your face.

Other banana peel tricks can be found on the JCI Pinterest.

Beauty Hack #2: Thin Mascara Trick

Tired of having clumps of mascara on your eyelashes? If you take your mascara tube and sink it into a glass or bowl of hot water, it allows the formula to become thinner. This trick helps prevent clumps and also makes it much easier to apply false lashes on.

Beauty Hack #3: Underarm Whitening

Natural solutions are always easy, quicker and affordable. To get rid of dark underarms, mix baking soda with lemon juice and apply this mask-like product on your underarms. When applied before going to sleep, not only will you see results the next morning, but it will also help with odor removal. Try this trick once a week: use after showering and massage the products on to your underarms.

Beauty Hack #4: Perfect a Cat Eye with a Spoon

Winged eyes are difficult to perfect and they take a lot of time and patience for some of us. By lifting the handle of a spoon and lining it upward from your lash line helps create the base for your angled line. Use the curves of the spoon to shape out the line how you prefer. Once the shape is correct, fill it in to get the cat eye look.

For more beauty tips and tricks, visit the JCI Pinterest Beauty Hacks Board.

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Hair / Makeup

JCI Makeup Talk: Castor Oil to Grow Lashes and Brows

28
03.2017

JCI Makeup Talk Castor Oil Grows Lashes and Brows

Makeup Trick: Use Castor Oil to Grow Lashes and Brows

Over-tweezing and the ever popular eyelash extension trend can be less than kind to your natural hair. If you are looking to repair some of the damage consider a natural way of growing out brows and lashes.

Castor oil is rich in Omega-9 fatty acids, which nourish the hairs and help growth that has been inhibited. Just apply a few drops every night to your brows and lashes using a disposable mascara wand or a Q-tip and watch as they become longer and stronger.

Check the label and stick with a 100% natural cold-pressed or cold-processed castor oil, as these are the indicators of a pure and all natural top of the line product.


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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