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27
02.2019
Blog / Features / Makeup

JCI Makeup Artistry: Meet The Directors

With years of experience in the world of beauty and special effects makeup for film and television, John Casablancas Institute has a handful of talented makeup artistry instructors. We had the honor and privilege to interview these two beautiful ladies who are the Director's of the JCI Makeup Artistry Program. Marie Zampini  Marie Zampini was born and raised in Richmond, B.C. and is a proud JCI graduate. With over three decades of experience under her belt as a professional makeup artist and hairdresser, Marie has worked on many memorable projects ...

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Maria Velasquez,
16
11.2018
Blog / Features / Makeup

Born To Do This: JCI MUA Graduate Gracen Marie Smith Takes IMATS Atlanta

Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Gracen Marie Smith knew she wanted a career in the makeup industry at the age of eleven. Inspired by John Casablancas Institute Makeup Artistry graduates Samantha Ravandahl and Leigh Dickson, Gracen wanted to perfect her makeup skills to become just as skilled of a makeup artist as these two Instagram influencers. And so she packed her bags and moved to Vancouver in October 2017. The blooming film industry was just one of the reasons Gracen decided to move, the other reason was due to the environmental aspects. She fel...

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Maria Velasquez,
29
10.2018
Blog / Makeup

Halloween Makeup Tutorials

If you're not interested in spending money on a costume that you're only going to wear once this Halloween, then we've got you covered with our favourite spooky and glam makeup looks that you can create from home. Who needs a costume when you've got loads of makeup and bedazzled bling that you can purchase from the Dollar Store? We've created a few Halloween tutorials done by JCI Makeup Artistry graduates and instructors that are quick and easy to follow along with. The majority of these products should already be in your makeup kit. So what are you wa...

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Maria Velasquez,
11
10.2017
Blog / Events / Features / Makeup

IMATS Battle of the Brushes Finalist Spotlights: Stacey Koch

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 ex...

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Maria Velasquez,
30
06.2017
Blog / Makeup

Canada Day Makeup

The celebrations for Canada 150 have begun and we're thrilled for this long weekend. This year, the festivities are going to be bigger than ever which calls for wearing the hottest summer outfits with glam makeup looks. Not sure how to get dolled up this weekend? Take a look below at some of our favorite makeup looks for Canada Day: Less Bitter, More Glitter!  Take your makeup routine up a notch and shine like a star with glitter makeup this weekend. This look is perfect for a night out and will make your eyes pop! Makeup by Adila Khalid   ...

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