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Instagram Makeup Trends: April 2018

16
04.2018

Instagram is the ultimate source for makeup inspiration and tending beauty looks. This month we’ve come across playful and fun trends that are perfect to try out for Spring. Whether you’re looking for a new lip color or makeup palette to add to your collection, there are tons of beauty looks for you to experiment with this season.

Take a look at this month’s trending makeup looks created by John Casablancas Institute Makeup Artistry graduates. 

Sayeh Sharelo / @sayehsmakeup 

Don’t be afraid to try new colors! Fashion Business & Creative Arts and Makeup Artistry graduate Sayeh Sharelo isn’t afraid to play with colorful eyeshadows. Here’s a look at her latest makeup tutorial on how to get a brown and green smokey eye:

Kenya Kennedy / @kenya.mua

Makeup Artistry graduate Kenya created this look using NYX Cosmetics. There’s something about the color blue being swiped across the eyes this season that gives a pop art look. We can’t deny the fact that we’re loving this trend.

“For those glorious ‘screw subtlety, I’m painting blue across my eyelids’ kinds of nights. Andy Warhol would approve.” —J.M. for Glamour Magazine 

Leigh Dickson / @leighdickson

JCI Makeup graduate and beauty influencer Leigh Dickson is always experimenting with playful looks. With summer music festival season on the rise, here’s a look at her latest makeup tutorial on glitter festival makeup:

Alexandra Gill / @alexandraa_gill 

Bright colors are definitely a Spring thing and leave it to JCI graduate Alexandra Gill to slay this pops of color look!

For more makeup trends, follow us on Instagram to see what beauty looks our students and graduates are creating! 


 

Davneet Dhillon,
Blog / Body Spa / Fashion / Hair / Makeup

How to Edit Your Photos with a Smartphone

10
04.2018

Not all bloggers with thousands of followers use online editing programs to edit their images, most people get away with the apps on their phones. If you’re ready to up your Instagram game and take your images to the next level, then get your phones ready and follow along.

How to take Insta-Worthy Images: 

First things first, stay clear of cameras within apps. Chances are the resolution isn’t as good as your phone’s camera, after all, you can always import pictures into the app you choose to edit with. Don’t forget to focus! This is very important to acknowledge because you could be one click away from either a really clear image, or stuck with a low-quality image. The way to focus your photo is to tap on the screen of your camera to where you want the main focus to be on.

Always remember to take as many pictures as you can from multiple angles. This way you have a variety of images to choose from when editing. Always shoot in natural light and turn off that flash!

The Must-Have Apps on your Phone and How to Edit:
AfterLight

The AfterLight app offers many filters and adjustment tools for you to brighten and sharpen your image before posting to Instagram. This app is also available in a second version, AfterLight 2, for $3.99.

This all-in-one photo editing app allows you to get creative with your photos by blending multiple images together, adding powerful effects and overlays, and customizing filters. Get started with importing an image from your camera roll and follow the icons listed to edit from left to right.

Click here for tutorials on how to edit your photos with Afterlight

A Color Story

A Color Story is every blogger’s design kit. With over 100 filters, 40+ effects and 20+ tools, this app allows you to enhance your images and the colours, from bright whites to rich colours.

Click here for tutorials on how to edit your photos with A Color Story

FaceTune

FaceTune is equivalent to Photoshop. This app is perfect to use for editing portrait images as it offers smoothing tools, to make your skin look smooth and clearer than ever, re-shaping tools, and tons of filters. You can use your finger to paint on effects including whitening/brightening an image, detailing, de-focusing, and more. The detail tool can be used to sharpen your eyes, lips, or even piercings to allow them to stand out more in your image.

Need to get rid a pimple? No worries, FaceTune’s patching tool removes all blemishes from your image, including pimples, wrinkles or even hair that might be in the way. (Tip: always use the patching tool before smoothing skin.)

Click here for tutorials on how to edit your photos with FaceTune

Snapseed

Snapseed is a free app that is known for its healing tool. If you have an image with a lot going on in the background that you’d like to get rid of, the healing app does just that. Drag your finger across the screen just like a magic eraser to get rid of unwanted details in your image.

Snapseed allows you to adjust your image exactly how you’d like with the touch of your finger! Your finger is equivalent to a paintbrush, allowing you to scroll your finger up for brightness. The icon ‘Tune Image’ offers contrast and saturation details to your image. With the right amount of filter and tuning done to your image, you will notice the quality going from 0-100, real quick.

Click here for tutorials on how to edit photos with Snapseed.

VSCO

VSCO is a free app used by many bloggers to theme their images in order for their Instagram feed to look cohesive. This all-in-one editing and photo sharing app has many filters for you to choose from.

Click here for tutorials on how to edit photos with VSCO

What are your favourite editing apps? Let us know!


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 / Makeup

Spring 2018 Must-Have Beauty Products

19
03.2018

With Spring quickly approaching, we’ve turned to the runways to forecast this seasons makeup trends. Hold tight to your champagne highlighters and pastel shades some trends are meant to last for a reason.

Spring gives us the urge to try new colours and products. Scroll below to see the trending products you need to get your hands on!

TRANSFORMING TOPCOATS

One lip colour shade is just not enough. High shine lip products to layer over your lipstick give you a holographic look that is to drool for. Transform your lips with a shade-shifting product that can be bought from makeup brands including Barry M, Laura Geller, and Urban Decay.

NATURAL HIGHLIGHT

“If you can’t see my highlighter from space, I’m not wearing enough!”

This season try natural skin-mimicking highlighters from Becca, Nars and Hourglass Cosmetics. These shimmery highlighters will leave your skin looking fresh and dewy.

Colour CORRECTORS 

Colour correcting is the latest trend in the makeup industry. It is a technique of using colourful primer and concealers to correct your skin tone while giving you a natural look. Most people use this under the eyes to get rid of dark circles.

“Color correcting helps to achieve a balance in skin tone and evens out the overall complexion,” says Marc Jacobs Beauty global makeup artist Gilbert Soliz. “Using [these products] will decrease the amount of concealer and foundation used to cover flaws.” – Vanity Fair Magazine 

INTO THE BLUE

Have fun with makeup this season and try bold, mood-lifting shades of blue. There are multiple ways for you to achieve a bright eye look using blue eyeliner!

LIP BALM OVER LIPSTICKS

Not a fan of wearing lipsticks? Substitute your lipsticks for the return of specialist lip balms this Spring. Cosmetic brands such as L’Oreal, Dior and Bobbi Brown have released glitter infused balms that can be worn alone or over a nude lip colour to enhance the colour and shine of the balm!


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

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,
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