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Valentine’s Day Inspired Makeup

30
01.2018

Whether you’ve got a hot date with Netflix and your bed or you’re going out to a fancy restaurant, here are a few sweet and bold makeup looks for you to try this Valentine’s Day.

Metallic Glam 

Valentine’s Day calls for a mix of light shades including pink, red and gold tones. There’s no better way to stand out than adding metallic makeup to your eyes. John Casablancas Institute Makeup Artistry graduate Shauni Karbowiak knows how to work the camera to get that insta-glam makeup selfie.

We are loving the graphic black liner trend that Shauni has perfected, along with those metallic eyes! Not only is this look artistic, it’s also simple to create. Check out Shauni’s Instagram page to see what makeup products she used to achieve this look.

Soft Eyes 

JCI Fashion Business & Creative Arts and Makeup Artistry graduate Sayeh Sharelo is not only a beauty influencer and a popular Youtube star, she’s got over 172K followers on her makeup page and 76.4k followers on her fashion page on Instagram. There’s no stopping Sayeh from climbing to the top!

Check out her latest video on how to create a soft makeup look using the Huda Beauty Obsessions Palette:

 Red Smokey Eye Tutorial 

With over 299k Instagram followers, JCI Makeup Artistry graduate and influencer Leigh Dickson is all about creating daring makeup trends. Forget a regular smokey eye, instead, try his red smokey eye look!

“Red can be a tricky shade to blend on the skin but here’s how I get it done!” Press play and watch Leigh’s Youtube tutorial here:

Minimalistic Makeup Look

Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year and that means most of us will be either working or attending a class until evening. Not too worry. You may not have enough time for a smokey eye, but you can create this soft makeup look within minutes and you’ll still be ready to go out looking fresh after your long day! JCI Makeup graduate Jessica Dent shares her minimalistic makeup look and products used on her Instagram page.

For more Valentine’s Day Inspiration Makeup Looks, visit our Pinterest


JCI’s 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 / Makeup

Kathleen Fowlstone: First Place at IMATS LA 2018

17
01.2018

John Casablancas Institute Makeup Artistry graduate Kathleen Fowlstone and Founder of Little Monsters Studio and competed at the IMATS Battle of the Brushes 2018 Competition in Los Angeles and took home first place.

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

Kathleen competed at the Vancouver 2017 IMATS in the Beauty/Fantasy category and won second place. She had the opportunity to fly to LA to compete once again in the Beauty/Fantasy category and won first place, along with a $5000.00 cheque.

“Once the theme was revealed as ‘Wildwood folklore’ my first instinct was that I wanted to create a look that combined ethereal beauty with epic fierceness, that is what inspired the whole look. I also handmade the entire costume which helped me fulfill my vision.”

With the help of her model Chelsea Brennan, Kathleen put together a Fairy Goblin Queen creation. In the 2 hours given to create this look, Kathleen was able to complete body painting, beauty makeup and hair, along with putting together the props.

“Words cannot describe how grateful I am for all of the support that has gotten me to this point.”

“Prior to the competition, I was nervous, yet focused and determined to do my absolute best. After winning I think I was in shock. There was so much talent showcased and to be placed first (especially in LA) was an absolute dream come true.”

The advice that Kathleen would give to aspiring makeup artists is to stay true to yourself and don’t be afraid to take risks.

“Focus on your strengths as an artist and not your weaknesses.” 

We are so proud of Kathleen and her success at the 2018 IMATS Battle of the Brushes.

Kathleen is the founder of Little Monsters Studio and specializes in airbrushing and body art. Keep up with Kathleen Fowlstone on Instagram.


JCI’s 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 Talk: 2017 A Year in Review

12
01.2018

2017 was an amazing year for John Casablancas Institute Makeup Artistry graduates. From second and third place wins at IMATS Vancouver, to all that will inspire us to do creative makeup throughout the year.

This year has seen JCI makeup artists leave their mark in all aspects of the industry. In 2017, Samantha Ravndahl partnered with MAC Cosmetics, Leigh Dickson with L’Oreal, Kimberley Margarita was in the top 6 finalists for the NYX Face Awards, and Samantha St. John did social media campaigns with Smashbox and Makeup Forever.

The list of accolades doesn’t stop there. JCI makeup graduate, Trisha Porter, keyed the long-running television series, Supernatural, and countless JCI artists have worked non-stop on hundreds of productions in Vancouver.

You can find out our artist’s names in the credits of such hits as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Wonder, Prison Break, Super Girl, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and in series for Amazon Prime, Netflix, the Hallmark Channel and a long list of feature films. The forecast for the Vancouver film industry continues to be strong for 2018, so plan to be busy!

Samantha Ravndahl

Topping the charts for 2017 is the outrageously successful, Samantha Ravndahl. This gal is killing it from all angles. A collaboration with MAC cosmetics, featuring a custom shade named after her, topping 2.4 million followers on Instagram, the purchase of a new home – all at the age of 24! This girl proves time and time again that hard work pays off, and dreams do come true if you believe in them…

Kimberley Margarita

Kimberley continues to amaze us with her daily posts of incredibly talented makeup! We don’t know how she manages to create so many new looks, but she is a true inspiration to all makeup artists. 2017 was a year of recognition for Kimberley, being highlighted as one of ELLE Canada’s top Halloween Makeup Artists for this Ice Cream Sundae look, and being selected as NYX Face Awards Top 6 Finalists and attending the NYX Face Awards in Los Angeles Congrats Kimberley!

Leigh Dickson

2017 has kept this stunner on the move! From the Eiffel Tower to Madrid, Leigh Dickson has been jet-setting with style. With an impressive 295K following her on Instagram to her work with Smashbox cosmetics and the L’oreal Colorista Squad, 2017 is wrapping up on an impressive note.

Samantha St. John

This girl is on fire! 2017 has seen her wow the likes of cosmetics giants such as Makeup Forever, Smashbox and NYX Cosmetics, all of which she has done contract work with this year in social media. Known for her fabulously gory special effects makeup, you can find @stjohnnnn on Instagram and watch her amazing tutorials on YouTube.

Savannah Way

Since graduating from the Makeup Program at JCI, Savannah has been busy with her freelance career and working with Sephora. In 2017, Savannah’s hard work paid off when she was offered a unique position to become the first ever personal beauty advisor with Sephora in Western Canada. What does she do in this exciting new role? “I am essentially a personal shopper! I educate clients how to apply makeup, skincare, fragrance, and hair and help them choose what is best for their needs!”

Gayle Lett

“Since graduating in May 2017, I’ve been able to collaborate with a lot of amazing talents. A big highlight for me is that I was able to contribute my work with different teams to create gorgeous photos that have been published in several different magazines!” Check out some of Gayle’s work in these publications: VEUX Magazine XPRESSIONS Magazine Realm Magazine Elegant Magazine IMIRAGE Magazine

Brittany Marie

This JCI graduate has found success to the tune over 223,000 subscribers on YouTube. Brittany’s fun tutorials will take you through daily routines on hair, makeup, and anything beauty! Check her out: https://www.youtube.com/user/GettingPretty/featured


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 / Fashion / Hair / Makeup

2018 Pantone Color of the Year

18
12.2017

A new year calls for a new theme. According to Pantone, the color of the year for 2018 is ultra violet, a dreamy and beautiful color. Get prepared to update your wardrobe and surroundings with hints of ultra violet.

“We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to Ultra Violet.” 

FASHION

Purples such as ultra violet will definitely be seen in stores and the streets next year. Get ahead of the game and prepare how to intigrate this colour into your wardrobe.

More looks: 

“For 19 years, Pantone’s color of the year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design.” – Bath Chronicle 

MAKEUP

Stand out with these ultra violet makeup looks:

DESIGN/SPACE

Change up your space with this daring shade of purple.

HAIR

If you’re looking for a bigger commitment to the colour of the year, start the year with new hair!

This bold color is exactly what we hoped for. We can’t wait to see this color trending in the new year.


JCI has earned its internationally renowned reputation by taking a personalized approach to education.

Throughout each program of study, creativity and passion are celebrated to ensure that every student maximizes their potential and reaches their goals. Our small class sizes also reflect our commitment to quality education and fostering individual growth.

JCI not only focuses on providing the most cutting-edge and relevant training available, but it also takes your postgraduate success to heart. Program Directors and Industry Liaisons are on staff to assist your transition from initial concept to securing your dream job.

Our local and international connections give you unparalleled access to makeup, fashion, hair and spa opportunities, and we fully recognize that our reputation is defined by our graduates’ success. We’re searching for students that share our vision, and will bring their unique style, commitment and drive to the table.

 

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Events / Makeup

Halloween Special on Breakfast Television with JCI

01
11.2017

For the past several years, John Casablancas Institute has been featured on Breakfast Television Vancouver for their annual Halloween Special. The tradition continued for 2017 when JCI Makeup Artistry educators and graduates gave the hosts of Breakfast Television a spooktacular makeup transformation yesterday and went live on the air to share some tips.

This year JCI created fairytale Halloween makeup looks on the BT team, including Snow White, The Evil Queen, Sleepy and Grumpy. We can’t get over how amazing they look!

Even with the bright and early call time, our team of talented JCI artists had an awesome time working together to get the BT crew ready for the Halloween Special.

If you missed the show live on air, check out the video on BT Vancouver

More Behind the Scenes Images: 

 

JCI was also featured on Breakfast Television, showcasing last minute DIY Halloween costumes earlier in the week, and again for the Halloween special. A huge thank you to BT Vancouver for having us. We hope you all had as wonderful of a Halloween as we did here at JCI! Already counting down the days until next year…


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.

Davneet Dhillon,
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