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IMATS Vancouver 2017 Recap

17
10.2017

Every year the International Makeup Trade Show (IMATS) is held to celebrate the makeup industry and allow recently graduated/graduating makeup students compete against each other to win awards and prizes in the Battle of the Brushes.

This year John Casablancas Institute had three graduates/students competing at IMATS on October 14 and 15. We are proud to announce that all three JCI Makeup Artistry grads/students took home a trophy in the Battle of the Brushes show! Congratulations to each talented woman who was a finalist at the Vancouver IMATS.

NICKY CAMPBELL

Recently graduated Makeup student Nicky Campbell competed in the Characters/Prosthetics category and took home second place! We are so proud of Nicky and her Guardians of the Galaxy character creation. Check out that huge prop gun that Nicky created all by herself!

“I feel both excited and nervous, I was not expecting this at all!” said Nicky Campbell after winning second place in the Battle of the Brushes. We’re thrilled to see what special effects look Nicky will come up with next.

Stacey Kosh 

Only halfway through the JCI Makeup program, and student Stacey Kosh has already taken home third place in the Battle of the Brushes Awards: Beauty/Fantasy category! This stunning makeup creation is both detailed and accessorized beautifully, Stacey definitely deserved an award.

Stacey not only felt elated after winning third place, she was proud to have been recognized as a finalist at IMATS. Stacey thanks all her instructors at JCI for supporting her along the way.

Kathleen Fowlstone

Kathleen graduated JCI Makeup Artistry Program and came back as an educator this year. She also competed in the Beauty/Fantasy category for the Battle of the Brushes and took home second place! It was an amazing experience witnessing two JCI Makeup students take home an award in the same category.

Kathleen is the founder of Little Monsters Studio and specializes in face and body art. We always look forward to seeing Kathleen’s work on her Instagram page: Little Monsters Studio.

It was a successful weekend for John Casablancas Institute at IMATS. We are beyond proud of students/graduates that competed in this year’s Battle of the Brushes. For more IMATS news and interviews with JCI winners, visit the IMATS Offical Facebook Page.


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 / Events / Features / Makeup

IMATS Battle of the Brushes Finalist Spotlights: Kathleen Fowlstone

12
10.2017

PART THREE OF IMATS BATTLE OF THE BRUSHES FINALISTS: KATHLEEN FOWLSTONE

Kathleen Fowlstone graduated the John Casablancas Institute Makeup Program early March of this year and recently came back to teach the Makeup Artistry Program. Kat is one of three JCI finalists who will be competing at the 2017 Vancouver IMATS this upcoming weekend.

As a self-taught makeup artist and body painter, Kat was apart of the 2014 IMATS and knew in that moment that she was on the right path. From being featured in Skin Markz Magazine for her amazing work to founding Little Monsters Studio, Kat has certainly left her mark in the makeup industry.

We are beyond excited to see Kat compete at the 2017 IMATS Battle of the Brushes on October 15 in the Beauty/Fantasy category. Catch JCI Makeup graduate and educator live at IMATS at 3:15 PM this Sunday!

An Interview with Kathleen Fowlstone:

What are you most excited about for IMATS?

Education! Learning new tips and tricks from industry professionals is priceless.

What is your favorite makeup brand? 

Mehron because of their variety in products.

Why did you choose to enroll at JCI for Makeup?

JCI offers a complete program with highly supportive staff and teachers!

Who is your all-time favorite makeup artist? 

Ve Neil, she is the brains behind many of my favorite movie makeups.

Which celebrity would you like to work with in the future and why?

Tim Burton! I would love to be the MUA that brings an iconic character to life.

Name your top 3 makeup products you can’t live without:

Anastasia Beverly Hills eyebrow products, Kat Von D tattoo liner, and Urban Decay setting spray.

What’s your number one makeup advice you could give? 

Be confident in your abilities, and always be open to learning from your peers.

 If you could give up one makeup product, which would it be: Mascara, Eyeliner, Lipstick, Highlighter or Foundation? 

Sorry highlighter!

MAKE SURE TO CATCH Kathleen Fowlstone AT IMATS ON OCTOBER 15 AT THE VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE EAST (HALL B). FOLLOW JCI INSTAGRAM FOR MORE COVERAGE ON THE EVENT LIVE AND VISIT IMATS VANCOUVER FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE EVENT.


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 / Events / Features / Makeup

IMATS Battle of the Brushes Finalist Spotlights: Stacey Koch

11
10.2017

PART TWO OF IMATS BATTLE OF THE BRUSHES FINALISTS: STACEY KOCH 

John Casablancas Institute Makeup Artistry student Stacey Koch is another JCI finalist who will be competing against recently graduated makeup artists at the 2017 Vancouver IMATS: Battle of the Brushes.

We are thrilled to see Stacey competing in the Beauty/Fantasy Awards Show on October 15, beginning at 3:15 pm. The theme for this year’s Beauty/Fantasy category is International Beauty.

Stacey is inspired by the endless possibilities to create and express a concept, character, and expression, which is why she enjoys practicing makeup. She enrolled in the Makeup Artistry Program at JCI because of the welcoming environment and creativity.

“The instructors at John Casablancas are the reason I chose this institute. The instructors are well-known in the Makeup Industry and are able to keep students up to date with the latest makeup trends and techniques.” 

Stacey looks forward to being at IMATS: Battle of the Brushes this weekend and meeting new makeup artists who enjoy the art just as much as she does.

“My all-time favorite makeup brands are Makeup Forever and Graftobian!” 

In the future, Stacey hopes she gets the chance to work with American actor, Jason Momoa.

“Your profession becomes enjoyable when you surround yourself with kind and humble humans.” 

If Stacey had to pick her top three makeup products that she wouldn’t be able to live with, she would choose the M.A.C Eyebrow Pencil and Natural Radiance Prep & Prime, and L’Oreal mascara.

Makeup Artists Francesca Tolot, Joanne Gair and Alex Box are all inspirations to Stacey. She admires the work of Joanne Gair and how she perfects fabric painting, and Alex Box is definitely an Instagram inspiration with over 156K followers!

“Keep practicing makeup. Even if you’re not happy with a specific look, make a plan and perfect it for next time. It’s the only way you’ll get better! And remember to always keep your brushes clean.” 

MAKE SURE TO CATCH STACEY KOCH AT IMATS ON OCTOBER 15 AT THE VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTRE EAST (HALL B). FOLLOW JCI INSTAGRAM FOR MORE COVERAGE ON THE EVENT LIVE AND VISIT IMATS VANCOUVER FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE EVENT. 


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 / Events / Features / Makeup

IMATS Battle of the Brushes Finalist Spotlights: Nicky Campbell

06
10.2017

John Casablancas Institute Makeup Artistry graduate Nicky Campbell is one of JCI’s IMATS Battle of the Brushes finalists. IMATS will be hosting their latest Awards Show in Vancouver on October 14 and 15. This competition brings together recently graduated makeup artists to battle for the top spot in the categories of Character/Prosthetics and Beauty/Fantasy.

We are so proud to have JCI’s very own Nicky Campbell take the stage on October 14. Nicky will be competing in the Character/Prosthetics Awards Show beginning at 3:15 pm. The theme for this year’s show is Guardians of the Galaxy.

We interviewed Nicky before her big weekend at IMATS Vancouver:

What inspired you to get into the Makeup Industry? 

I’ve always had a passion for art and have taken art classes since grade 7. After high school, I took a year off and in that year I began playing around with body painting and special effects makeup. I ended up growing a strong passion for it and love the fact that I can transform people into a work of art.

Who is your all-time favorite makeup artist?

In my eyes, Dick Smith is the best makeup artist of all time. He is often referred to as the “Godfather of Makeup”. He created two of the best old age makeups of all times the original Exorcist and the Amadeus.

Why did you choose to enroll at John Casablancas Institute? 

John Casablancas Institute has a well-rounded program and has a great job placement rate, which is why I chose to enroll in the Makeup Program at JCI.

Which celebrity would you like to work for in the future? 

I would want to work with Glenn Hetrick. He has worked and designed makeup for some of my favorite TV shows, including Buffy, Angel and the X-Files. He also designs costumes for American songwriter Lady Gaga (another celebrity I would love to work with). It would be amazing to have the chance to work for him at his studio Optic Nerve.

Favourite makeup brand? 

Kat Von D!

What are you most excited about for IMATS?

Besides the opportunity to compete and show my work in such an accomplishing way, I’m very excited about the vendors that will be there and stocking makeup for my kit.

Name your top 3 makeup products that you would not be able to live without! 

What’s one makeup advice/tip you could give?  

If I could only give one makeup tip it would be to always make sure your face is properly cleansed and moisturized before every application. This allows you have a clean canvas to apply makeup on. It also keeps your skin hydrated and gives you the perfect base for you to blend your foundation onto.

If you could give up one makeup product, which would it be: Mascara, Eyeliner, Lipstick, Highlighter or Foundation? 

Goodbye highlighter!

Make sure to catch Nicky Campbell at IMATS on October 14 at the Vancouver Convention Centre East (Hall B). Follow JCI Instagram for more coverage on the event live and visit IMATS Vancouver for more information on the event. 


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

Halloween 2017 Makeup Tutorials (Part I)

04
10.2017

A Halloween costume is never complete without makeup, whether it’s spooky makeup, a painted sugar skull or a subtle touch that adds to the theme of your costume. This year we’re creating a three-part series that will be released weekly to show you our favorite makeup looks created by John Casablancas Institute’s Makeup students and graduates.

Samantha St. John 

Samantha may be the Queen of Halloween and you would know this if you followed her Instagram page For someone who celebrates Halloween year-round, there’s no denying that she’s mastered the skill of creating the deadliest special effects wounds and creative spooky looks.

Messy Dot Work Skull: 

Special Effects Makeup – Boil Infested Eye: 

Miguel Peralta

Current JCI Makeup student Miguel, also known as ARIESFX on social media, has created tons of creative looks from an Avatar-inspired tutorial to an Evil Prince, which can be viewed on his Youtube channel. Miguel was one of thirty NYX Cosmetics Face Awards finalists. Here’s some Halloween inspiration from Miguel:

American Horror Story Cult Makeup:

Evil Prince Makeup:

Tanisha Nickeil Marcelle

With over 35.9K followers on her Instagram page, Nickeil was the winner of NYX Cosmetics #FromEhtoLA contest! Not only this JCI Makeup graduate creative with makeup, she’s also got major hair goals! Check out her Youtube page for more fun videos.

Toxic Mermaid Makeup:

Dark Fairy Makeup:

More Halloween Looks to Create this year by JCI Graduates:

Jessica Dent

Spider-web Makeup:

Cass Van Snick

Ouija Makeup: 

Renee Fournel 

Spider Makeup:

Find your latest Halloween inspiration from our JCI Makeup Artistry students and graduates.

To be continued… 


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,
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